@Meaghano That timeline is good for me too. I read Suze Orman and had to spend amounts of free time over a few months to do all the things she inspired me to do! Growth and change take time!
Can I make a book club suggestion? There isn't room in my life schedule for a financial nonfiction book every month, but Nicole, your fictional financial biographies are just the most wonderful thing -- what if we had a thread to discuss the financial situations of persons in some classic short fiction or novels? I'd love something I could read pretty quickly or revisit with a skim and then talk about that way. I don't feel a strong need to assess and constructively criticize a financial advice book. But YMMV!
@francesfrances I'm curious if men's performance reviews contain any statements as peculiar as "You're a giver." Men, please tell us!
This is a really tough issue. There is one major restaurant in Chicago that unionized and just has fucked with its workers so much because of it -- not in a union-busty way but like, restaurant profit margins are already laughably small. I don't know what the right answer should be. It's not right to exploit workers ever, of course, but we might all just have to get used to paying much higher checks at restaurants.
@RiffRandell Yes . . . I typoed? but I still want the noodles.
What is a "night marked fried noodle," I want to go to there. Also this is terrific. The waitress in Greece remembered you! Oh I love it so much.
Oof, never meets in person ever? RED FLAG.
@Allison Airlines figured out exactly the sweet spot where you aren't even very comfortable and the person behind you is super annoyed. Have airplanes gotten more cramped or are Americans just so much bigger and taller now? Maybe someone knows.
Ahhh, mathematically unsound AND unethical journalism! The worst combination. Notably, neither "side" includes most of STEM. I imagine the hordes of unemployed lawyers and underemployed librarians are weighing down the Professional/Pre-Professional.
@Penelope Pine I'm curious about this too! Master of what?