On Open Thread: When Do You Replace Your Phone?

I replace my phone when it is 100% dead, unworkable and basically smoking. This has turned out to be every 2-4 years, depending on how frequently I drop my phone and from how high.

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 5:07 pm 2

On Canadian Health Care Awesomeness: Is It As Awesome As It Seems?

I am American and I immigrated to Canada when I was 24. I have lived here for nine years. The health care in Canada is wonderful. I am really grateful for it. It is not perfect, but I have received really good care here.

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 4:13 pm 0

On It Has Been Made Clear to Me That I Cannot Have It All

Oh man, new baby + trying to work is the worst worst worst. You are doing a great job.

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm 0

On The Difficult Task of Putting a Price on Our Pet’s Health

I LOVE (love, love, love) my pets but this is so many thousands of dollars that my mind is a little boggled.

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:42 pm 0

On Crazy Interviews and What They Cost

@muggles I full-on laughed out loud.

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 7:45 pm 1

On Getting Married and Living on $11 Per Hour

What the hell is up with the italicized "pan from the local supermercado"? Was this article written by Alex Trebek?

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:56 pm 3

On How the Baby-Sitters Club Does Money: Dawn

Oh, Dawn! You are breaking my heart.

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 2:58 pm 0

On How Grandparents Do Money

"One time, while he and I were in the backyard in Vermont, he confessed to me that he didn’t like the patio furniture my grandma had bought. “Why don’t you say something?” I asked. “Because it doesn’t matter,” he said, “and that’s how you stay married.”" This is so so true and I love it. The whole article was fantastic, but that was my favorite.

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm 3

On The Cost of Getting a Pap Smear (In Canada)

@cupcake_engineer YES! This was my other thought, where do you live in Canada that you are paying $200 (except obvs. not actually $200) for a pap smear?!

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 5:18 pm 0

On The Cost of Getting a Pap Smear (In Canada)

I'm very interested in what things cost around the world, but super disinterested in combing through a bunch of $22/hr emotional upheaval to calculate that oh, the pap smear/treatment/soap actually cost $48 all told. (NB: I'm kind of a curmudgeon and bad at math.)

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm 1