On Fall Haul

Bought 2 sweaters, pants, a scarf, and two flannel-ish type shirts on Poshmark for $89 total (including shipping). I still want to get a couple more staples. I'll probably end up spending $120ish or so, $30 less than I budgeted. I may hit up TJ Maxx at some point, which will of course push me OVER my budget.

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 4:55 pm 0

On Who Are Our Favorite Rich People?

@Katni Second Mark Cuban! I watched Shark tank (?) the other night and he funded a company created by two women engineers. His only request was that his daughters spend some time with them. I am sure he's done or said some horrible things I am unaware of, but my blissful ignorance at the moment makes me wish we were BFFs!

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 3:10 pm 0

On Coffee vs Diet Coke vs a Pure, Uncaffeinated Life

As long as I finish my coffee before noon, it wont affect my sleep and instead provides a nice push for the rest of the day. Everything in moderation - booze, caffeine, even chocolate - seems to be key to a long, relatively healthy life. well, that and luck.

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 11:57 am 0

On Secret Debt Threatened My Marriage

@ECW I totally agree with your assumptions about Erik's thought process but disagree that he was communicating. Communicating with yourself is not communicating. If he said everything you said here - to the author - there would probably be zero much less discontent over his reaction. The silent treatment is childish and manipulative. And the few things he does say? Gross.

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 4:40 pm 0

On Secret Debt Threatened My Marriage

@ECW oh and compassion. He had literally zero. That too!

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:49 pm 1

On Secret Debt Threatened My Marriage

@ECW you're right - honesty and a shared financial vision are key parts of a successful marriage. So is communication. Erik failed substantially on the latter part. Yet all I see is the author taking blame.

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:26 pm 1

On Secret Debt Threatened My Marriage

@Allison well 15 years makes a bit of difference in the context of this piece. But yes even still - quite a harsh reaction to the authors confession.

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 3:14 pm 0

On Secret Debt Threatened My Marriage

Maybe it's just your writing style, but your husband comes off like an extremely judgmental, out-of-touch jerk. 15k in debt is literally pennies in this day and age for a young person. And he wanted to hold the legal marriage over your head until it was paid off?! That's like a really effed up version of a prenup.

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 2:18 pm 5

On An Interview With a Friend Who Got Bedbugs The First (And Last) Time She Used VRBO

@garli Well my first goal would be to recoup any losses, but if it was clear I couldn't/travel would counteract it, I would still probably do it. It just isn't right in my opinion.

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 11:18 am 0

On The Economics of Reclining Seats During Flights

I always recline. I have disc issues (lumbar) so a long flight while sitting bolt upright can lead to my inability to walk. Yay! Since it's not a visible issue and I don't usually wear my doctors notes, I probably look like a selfish b(#$& :[

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 11:07 am 0