On Lost Luggage

My bag didn't make it onto my connecting plane once, but it was delivered to me a day later. Not fun but not the end of the world. However, I wish I had known or thought to contact my credit card companies (AmEx and Discover), which reimburse for "travel essentials" if your bags are delayed by a certain amount of time. Has anyone ever utilized this service?

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 11:46 am 0

On The Art of Asking for a Discount

Reminds me of this essay, "When 'Life Hacking' is Really White Privilege" https://medium.com/get-bullish/a5e5f4e9132f

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 12:19 pm 3

On Some Costs Associated With My Roommate’s Boyfriend

@EM I don't understand how people like that girl find other people willing to date them.

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:14 am 0

On Some Costs Associated With My Roommate’s Boyfriend

@TheDoctorsCompanion BROAD CITY

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:04 am 1

On Some Costs Associated With My Roommate’s Boyfriend

Does he actually live there, or does he have a place of his own? This is insanity.

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:04 am 1

On Are Cosmetic Subscription Services Worth It?

@garli plus with Stitch Fix there is usually at least one accessory piece (earrings, scarf) that you could keep to give as a gift if there's absolutely nothing that you'd wear yourself.

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 11:04 am 0

On Simplifying Student Loan Payments

If it means interest rates go down, to compensate for the cost savings automation provides, sign me up. But this should be opt-in, probably. Also, If you make $45k/yr before tax, as I do, 10% of your income over $25k is $300 per month. Which is more than I pay under the current system, but I would be paid off sooner.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 3:05 pm 0

On Are Cosmetic Subscription Services Worth It?

@garli I do it! I like it a lot. It's $20/month but if you buy one of the items then the $20 goes towards the cost of that item (or items.) Everything I have gotten has been cool and interesting and probably something I wouldn't have picked out for myself. If you can afford it and are interested, do it for a month to see how it goes.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 12:51 pm 0

On Are Cosmetic Subscription Services Worth It?

Such a good analysis -- I don't subscribe to Birchbox even though I love makeup, love getting packages, love shiny new things, because the best-case scenario is I fall in "love" with a product I was fine without before and then wanna spend even more money on the full size.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 11:28 am 0

On Listening to Music While Working

The "cognitive resources" thing totally rings true for me. I like to listen to music when I want to be in the writing zone, but only complete albums that I know every word to. That way I'm never interrupted by trying to decipher lyrics or wondering which song plays next. Shout out to Regina Spektor's Begin to Hope for getting me through college.

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 1:35 pm 0