On Reconsidering a Living Situation

If home is important to you, then spending money on home is a good move. I love being at home and would rather be home or with my dog than anywhere else. So, I spend more on rent and live in a very nice neighborhood, in a nice duplex, near lakes where I run and near a dog park. I pay $200 more a month than I did at my last place and it is so worth it.

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 11:33 am 1

On My Obsession With Health Food Products Is Eating Away at My Bank Account

Based on your Twitter picture, you are insanely beautiful and are radiating health, so I'd say keep it up and also, top 5 health tips, right now. You are doing something right.

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 4:27 pm 0

On Mass Transit is Amazing For Everyone (Else)

@bgprincipessa That is AMAZING.

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:49 pm 0

On Our Money Daydreams: Faith and a Truly Unlimited Bus Pass

Well, this makes me feel strangely privileged as my bus pass actually never does run out of bus fare! When it gets low, which happens monthly, it renews automatically, and my company pays for it! And since I actually manage all our bus passes at work, I know when it renews. Although I suppose part of the magic is that I don't really do anything except for go to work and go home, so the amount of bus fare on my work-subsidized pass is enough for daily life. Dreams can come true!

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 5:47 pm 0

On Chatting About Crocs, Y'all

Getting along just fine in Minneapolis without a car thanks to bus, bike and Car2Go. And great footwear - especially LL Bean boots in winter and Bass shoes in summer. Lusting after Dansko mary-janes hard.

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 5:44 pm 0

On I Got a Great Clip at Great Clips

I always bring a photo of Emma Stone. It's not even intentional - I don't really like her that much. But whenever I google the haircut I want, it always ends up being her.

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 4:47 pm 2

On Baby Carrots, Evil or The Most Evil?

Big carrots are so much better. So much better. But they take prep work, and while I usually refuse to buy baby carrots, sometimes I go through a weird phase in which I decide I need to simplify my life and cut down on food prep time. So I buy a bunch of baby carrots, for home and for work. And then I regret it because they are watery and terrible and don't taste like anything.

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:14 pm 0

On Saving Gangnam Style

Also how much money do they make? Also where did the other $40,000 in Korea go - student loan payments? Also why I am so, so terrible at making sacrifices in order to pay down debt compared to people in these stories.

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 5:22 pm 0

On The Value of College, in Chart Form

"In her first year after college, the college grad is earning $40,405." Well.......SOME college grads are. This one sure as hell wasn't.

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 11:49 am 0

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