On Rejecting Money

@madrassoup I use venmo, and I've only ever used paypal to buy stuff online. I didn't realize that you could use it to send money to your friends (which is dumb, because it seems obvious now). Venmo is nice because you can use it on your phone, and it's "social" so you can say the transaction is for something goofy if you want (or hide it if you're a private sort of person). It's really handy when you're out drinking, because you can do the transaction then and there from your phone, and the other person gets the credit immediately. (Ensuring that no one can forget or "forget" about it.)

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm 0

On Vision Benefits

through the magic of my HSA + an employer contribution to my HSA, I got my eyes fixed with lasers because there was nothing more in the world that I hated than wearing contacts/glasses.

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 10:10 am 0

On How Much is Too Much for a Root Canal?

I don't know how FSAs work, but my HSA lets me make contributions and reimburse myself after the fact. Maybe look into your specific terms?

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 11:54 am 0

On Printing & Crying

@OllyOlly I used to have the same free printer, but I gave it to my brother because he actually uses it. That thing went through ink like crazy.

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 4:56 pm 0

On The Gender Gap Starts at Home -- With Your Allowance

we did not get allowances, but my parents were all about gendered division of labor. I helped with indoor tasks, my brothers helped with outdoor tasks. Even though I did have to do chores more frequently than they did, I still think I got the better end of the deal, because we had a big yard with lots of trees and stuff and I think they spent more time overall helping out. Also they had to help take out the garbage and I didn't.

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 11:32 am 0

On From Counting Pennies to Letting Things Slide

I would call for the $10, but I am an obsessive penny pincher about to start graduate school. I would not call yet for the double charge, because it's still "pending" and in my experience, the bank usually catches that sort of thing before the charges shift from pending to applied. If both were applied, then I would call.

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 10:09 am 2

On How Do You Deal With Your Nightmare Coworkers?

my arch nemesis is my boss’s secretary my lesser nemesis is the lady in accounting who always spells my name wrong, despite the fact that we communicate via emails, where sign my name spelled correctly. I have started intentionally misspelling her name when corresponding with her, and it brings me great satisfaction

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 4:36 pm 3

On Crashing The Gay Job Fair

ugh shoo mba bros no one wants you here

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:03 pm 1

On The Year We Saved $10K: Homes and Weddings

@beastlyburden ugh I need to move

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 5:37 pm 0

On The Billfold ABCs: A is for AMORTIZE

huh interesting this sounds a lot like my financial definition of "rationalize"

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 10:49 am 3