On Surprise! Women Are Criticized More Personally in Performance Reviews

I feel this so hard. My reviews are almost always focused on my personality - my boss declare who I am, how I am, etc. It's almost never about what I do and it drives me crazy. Even when she is declaring me good things - You're a giver. You're nice. - it's so personal, invasive and frustrating. Today is just wallow about my boss day. Ugh.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 2:04 pm 2

On Going Above and Beyond Doesn't Help You

Really shouldn't have read this right before my boss returned from vacation and told me all the things I did wrong while she was gone, rather than thanking me for all the things done right. And the worst part is she's always right, but sorry, I'm not perfect. UGHHHHHH MICROMANAGING BOSSES ARE THE WORST.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 11:23 am 0

On Help a Reader Choose Her Health Care Plan

HSA = Warby Parker allowance. Also covers the anti-anxiety meds needed to help pick the right frames.

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:13 pm 0

On Vision Benefits

I do not have vision benefits, but my health insurance covers an annual eye exam. Then, I use my HSA account for the rest. I contribute $60 pre-tax each paycheck, and my employer contributes $80. Luckily, I've got simple near-sightedness so Warby Parker glasses work for me. Since I don't really have any other health costs except for anti-anxiety meds, I basically treat my HSA account as my Warby Parker account. Plus I got contacts that I only wear for intense workouts, an hour at a time. After all the vision insurance red tape I've dealt with in the past, it is so simple to manage that payment and budget on my own. HSA is amazing! Let's just hope I don't buy so many glasses that I've got nothing left when something serious comes up, or when I'm 65 and can withdraw that money for non-health purposes.

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 10:02 am 0

On The Year We Saved $10K: Working Like An Animal

Love this series. I come to The Billfold to read about what real people do with money (a variety of people) and this is perfect!

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 12:37 pm 0

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

I'm sorry...there are people whose Mint.com Net Worth Over Time graphs actually grow? In to the green? Mine is just the Mint.com Yes, Your Student Loans Still Exist graph.

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:53 am 1

On Millennial "Earnings Hangovers" And How to Fight Them

Get 4 credit cards.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 4:43 pm 2

On How David Shapiro, Creator of Pitchfork Reviews Reviews, Does Money

This is perfect timing as I was just trying to explain to a friend what normcore is, and now I can send her this photo. ....in all serious, this was a great read.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 3:35 pm 0

On The Young Professional's Closet

Blazers are the answer. Jeans and a cute trendy tank top with weird straps from junior section at Macy's are totally fine when paired with a blazer. They are the answer.

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm 1

On A Father-Daughter Duo Answers Your Questions: Balancing a Relationship With Financial Differences

As long as I keep hitting up Gap every week and he soaks up beer and cigarettes like a cactus in the sun, there will be no combining of finances. No, no, no, no, no. My amazing wardrobe/giant credit card balance is my own problem. So is my student loan debt. As long as he pays for half the dog food and most of the dinners out, I'm happy.

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 3:18 pm 0