On I Spent $400 On A Man's Watch -- And I Feel Great About It

@Lexie I did that! Two thumbs up. (Except at the beginning of the engagement when he would pout that no one wanted to see his watch like they did my ring.)

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 2:49 pm 0

On The Cost of Driving My Parents Home from the Hospital


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On It's Engagement Season! Does Your Ring Come At A Heinous Cost?

I have a lab-created diamond!! I love it! It was cheaper, though not actually *cheap*, sadly.

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On All the Internet I Need Is on My Smartphone

@EA_Mann Sadly no!!! But texting my boyfriend who did have internet and a smartphone served the same purpose??? (It was temporary which is the only reason I survived without it)

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On Let's Talk About Philanthropy


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On Let's Talk About Philanthropy

One thing I love to do is donate blood. Even when you are the brokest (which thankfully I no longer am), you can give an important (and literal) piece of yourself every 8 weeks. Good solution, maybe, for those who want to give but no longer can?

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On "What About Presents?": How My Relationship Changed When We Merged Finances

@steponitvelma This is what my fiancé and I do too -- put a set amount of $$ in the joint account every month (really, every week for me; twice a month for him, since that's when we get paid). I think once we're married we plan to move direct deposit to our joint account, and then transfer "allowances" out to our personal accounts.

Posted on April 8, 2015 at 4:20 pm 0

On All the Internet I Need Is on My Smartphone

I lived without it for a year, and didn't have a smartphone at the time. I read a lot.

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On The Cost Of Things: Going From NY To DC And Back Again

East coast tolls, man. They confuse and baffle me.

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 12:41 pm 0

On When Teens Commute to Part-time Jobs

@PeggyDear Maybe so? I played a varsity sport and got good grades in addition to working, so it's very surprising for me to hear that there simply isn't time for work. I got a lot more value in my identity as a worker than as a student from a very early age. When I think about my future children and the values I want them to learn, working and budgeting are high on the list.

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 6:53 pm 0