On The End of Signatures at the Checkout Counter

Mike! I sign my name AND write "SEE ID" on the back on my card. So I figure I'm covered in both cases. Because I have SEE ID, I do get asked for my ID fairly regularly, actually. Plus I figure it's a deterrent for someone who would try to steal my card and use it in person.

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:34 am 1

On Getting Your Email to Behave

This is adorable! And I was just thinking about how other peoples' productivity systems (or lack thereof) work for them but might drive another person up the wall. It genuinely makes my dad angry that my mom has 20,000 unread emails in her inbox but it doesn't bother her at all! I thought having that many unread emails might be a parent thing, but a friend of mine in her 20s has about that many, too.

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 11:10 am 0

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