On Whoops, the $522 Haircut

That happened to me once, the first time I got my hair colored. It was an all-over color, but it was still $150. Gahhh! I was 22 and making $1500/month then.

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 10:03 am 0

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