On Driver Roll Up the Partition Please Don't Need You Seeing Yonce Doing 1 Thing

I have so many things to do! I've been off this whole week and so far I have only managed to do two loads of laundry, watch approximately 1000 hours of Netflix (anyone else seen Call the Midwife??) and eat two pints of Jeni's Roxbury Road. What I have/want to do before I start work on Monday: Take the cat to the vet (tonight) Wash all the winter sheets & put them away Clean bathroom & kitchen Go to the library Pick an insurance plan Fill out tax paperwork ...let's see what I ACTUALLY get done...

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 1:17 pm 0

On You Ask Me, 1 Thing Is Winning

@calamity I feel you on this. I'm getting mine cut on Monday and I'm almost to the point that I"m going to trim the "mullet" off the back with nail clippers.

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm 0

On You Ask Me, 1 Thing Is Winning

My last day at my current job is tomorrow, so my 1 Thing is to decide whether or not I'm going to fill out the "Exit Feedback" questionnaire that HR has given me. On one hand, my boss is a terrible communicator (she regularly goes for days at a time without speaking to anyone in our 4-person department because she's unhappy with something one of us has done, and often goes on week-long vacations without notifying us). On the other hand, I know my feedback probably isn't going to change anything because I'm just the department admin.

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 12:37 pm 1

On Monday Check-In

I haven't posted in awhile because I've been in a winter funk, but I wanted to come by and say I spent (gulp) $300 this weekend on a gorgeous leather bag because I FINALLY GOT A NEW (really awesome) JOB!!! I had the money saved up for whenever I found something new, so it wasn't totally crazy. The rest of the weekend was $0 because my parents took us out to dinner, then my boyfriend took me out to dinner, and then I drank lots of champagne and my sister-in-law brought over some wine. It was a big party.

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 11:39 am 3

On And Here Is Your Open Thread

@ThatJenn Haha I never thought about it! Taxes, maybe? or like @LookUponMyWorks says credit agencies? I think I've always assumed credit card companies just mine data in ways I would rather not know...

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 3:03 pm 0

On And Here Is Your Open Thread

@LookUponMyWorks Me too!! I just assumed it was because it was the beginning of the year and I got a small raise right before Christmas...

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 2:46 pm 0

On Breaking Down the Costs of a $90 Electric Kettle

@Sorbee ME TOO! It was not a wedding present, but a gift from my mom after she bought one for herself and then received one for her birthday! I love it. We use it every day, at least twice a day for hot water, and (Bonus!) it makes a great vessel for carrying water from the kitchen sink to the living room to water our plants.

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 8:29 am 1

On I Don't Know About You But I'm Feeling Like Doing 1 Thing

@ThatJenn I was totally surprised. I found out that if you make less than $45,000 as a single person/single parent (I was treated at a Children's hospital even though I was diagnosed at 21), you qualify for SOME kind of discount on a sliding scale. They do NOT advertise this!

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm 0

On I Don't Know About You But I'm Feeling Like Doing 1 Thing

@andnowlights I had no idea, either, until I got on my own insurance and got my first bill. I thought it was a mistake, so I called the hospital and ordered copies of every bill my parents had gotten from the time I was diagnosed and I was totally blown away. Hundreds of thousands of dollars and that was without major surgery or radiation for an "easy to treat" cancer. I can't imagine what it would have been like without my parents awesome insurance...

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 2:42 pm 0

On I Don't Know About You But I'm Feeling Like Doing 1 Thing

My 1 think was to call my hospital and find out if I qualify for any financial assistance! I had cancer a few years ago (all ok now), but I have to go to a yearly appointment that ends up costing between $1,500 and $4,000 depending on what insurance will pay/what tests they do. I recently aged off my parents insurance and definitely can't afford to pay that much every year out of pocket since my crappy insurance won't cover it. I hesitated to call because I was afraid the financial counselors would be like "haha that's nothing call me back when you have $100,000 in debt!" BUT I sucked it up and called today and found out that I qualify for a 50% discount on all services AND possibly can get a 50% refund on the bill I paid for my last appointment. On a side note: has the Billfold done any articles about young adults/cancer/insurance? I would love to participate in something like that :-)

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 1:20 pm 0