I guess credit cards can do a number on your psychology if you're not paying attention. But I do want the rewards on my credit card. I could pay in cash if I needed to, but if I'm already going to spend the money, why not have the added benefit of rewards that add up until a free flight home? Make my purchases (that I had already planned on making!)benefit me somehow. What all the hoopla over credit cards comes down to is this: Plastic does not make you richer, so don't buy things that you weren't already going to get anyway (and have already budgeted for!). I've been saving up for a trip abroad for 2 years. I didn't buy the tickets in cash--even thought I had it. I bought it with the card and then used some of my savings to pay it off. The rewards I got from this (and from going through my credit card company to use Expedia) means I got 5x the rewards on it and now have a free hotel night to use sometime.
The George Foreman grill is the shit. Really good for quick fish and chicken, and the only decent way to grill in an apartment. I made my mother promise to buy me one for my first apartment when I was still in college.
@jfruh you win.
@Logan Sachon I would hope not? I didn't have a problem... I mean no ones really been sleeping on these beds. They're like tester beds, so I don't think that they hold much appeal to bugs. That is just me though. I was also way less paranoid about bed bugs than I am now...
@Logan Sachon YES! They do!
@lalaland That's a good point. I bought my mattress/box springs and just put them on the floor till I could afford a bed (/really needed the underbed storage)
@deepomega I used to date a guy who opted for the "nest" approach. It did not last.
My bed was my splurge. I bought it when I first moved to New York and was spending a lot of time alone on Netflix, because that’s what unemployed yet-to-be popular people do. Hence, my bed was my home within my home. (You’ll be glad to know, I’m sure, that I did in fact get a life shortly thereafter) Go to Sleepy’s and see if they have a floor model mattress they’re willing to sell you for cheap, like $200/300 or so? This is what I did and it’s awesome. If you’re super on a budget, skip the box springs and go for those IKEA slats, but be warned that they suck. Seriously. They’ll break somehow in a year or two. IKEA has a wood bed for $50. If you get that one just make sure that the legs can’t slide around or it, too, will be broken within 3 years. I know this because it has happened to two of my friends. It will however see you through to (hopefully) more prosperous times… I got the cheapest metal one (like $200) they had and it is basically impossible to break and super easy to put up and take down.
@la_di_da what a fortuitous falling through of plans... I"M THERE!
Nooo! I have to be on the UWS tonight! And I like that bar too... Happy Birthday and congrats to all of you!