On Working in Retail After Losing a Job

@garysixpack or don't ever get convicted of a felony of any kind, even a non-violent one, especially if you're not white and wealthy, because you will have trouble finding a job. that's why Ban The Box is very, very important.

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 5:53 pm 0

On I Bought a House When I Was 21

@EmmaP sometimes "extras" are, like, health care costs, though. sounds like you were also very healthy, which is also very important.

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 8:21 pm 0

On Work Saves the Day

@WayDownSouth it's good? it's made with local, excellent bread that is cut very thick? they use a restaurant kitchen toaster so it's toasted very evenly? there's a lot of butter on it that is spread very evenly? but does it matter? why is your assumption that this must be some sort of charity thing because she's "mentally ill" and you think paying for toast is stupid, rather than that there's a product people actually want to eat?

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 5:56 pm 0

On Work Saves the Day

@WayDownSouth i understand you're trying to be kind, but it's not a fucking sheltered workshop. it's a successful business that's nearly 6 years old! because she works hard and her shit rules. i lived around the corner & went there every day for the best cappuccinos i have ever had, and the toast is next-fucking-level.

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 7:29 am 0

On The Problem With Financial Literacy Is That It Doesn't Work

@Morbo nnnnnope. I used to work in this field, with low-income students. There is virtually no evidence that these classes make a difference. No positive longitudinal effect has been captured at all.

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 8:09 pm 0

On The Best Things I Bought at Estate Sales Last Year

Estatesales.net has a terrific email alert that will send you listings for sales in your area. Most listings come with photos, so you can get a decent sense of whether a sale is worth the drive. I hate you. :( I mean, I hate me. :(

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 3:46 pm 0

On How Are You Spending Thanksgiving, And What Will You Spend?

i just spent $75 at whole foods so i could eat things i like (chicken tikka masala, key lime pie) and survive over the weekend (pb&j) and not hate everything (flowers). everyone in my family is dead, in prison, or estranged, and i wasn't invited anywhere so i am binge-watching TV and waiting for the day to be over.

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 11:12 pm 0

On This Is a Story of Ink, Lasers, and Regret$

@EM i LIKE my mustache tattoo.

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 12:05 pm 0

On How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Chain Restaurants

urban, lefty, high BMI over here. BRING ON THE DUNKIN DONUTS.

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 11:23 pm 0

On Never

@seaermine right, that's why I said "people with bachelor's degrees working in skilled fields." I'm just saying that if you want to imagine that he's becoming a horrifying statistic, you certainly can, but I think you probably don't have to do that quite yet.

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm 0