@MuffyStJohn: It is a great town, but cheap it is not, for sure. But I've lived out here for several years now... and yeah, I've had most of my moving success by moving around October/November - last move, I actually got out of paying the first month's rent. I'm just hoping the trend holds this next year/two. My current place isn't terrible, except for how its owned by a pseudo-slum lord and I'm over things not getting fixed on time. Also: the mold. So over the mold. (True related story: I just had a friend move to SF who paid two months rent in advance to secure the room. Jungle is about right.)
As someone in the Bay Area (Oakland, specifically), can I get an "ugh"? But also: it is the summer? (This is what I've been telling myself, repeatedly, it's the summer, just wait until the fall! Just wait!) Mainly, ughhhhhhh, though.
The key to retail is staying the eff out of big businesses. So sayeth this (probable) retail lifer.
I should not have read that at work, but also: wow. That was some powerful stuff and some of it hit so much closer to home than I was expecting. What brave, beautiful women - the both of them.
Broker fees? What is this? I have lived in apartments my whole life and... nope. Not really understanding?
A month ago, I stumbled into my building's laundry room to discover they'd raised the cost of doing laundry by $.50. But it's still the same shitty two washers and dryers. But also: seriously, everything IS getting more expensive, my wage ISN'T rising, and it's working my nerves something fierce.
@Mike Dang: (That is magnificent, I look forward to it.)
So... when are we going to talk about the student loan problem? (Not necessarily the Billfold, but this country in general). Because it is a PROBLEM, for sure, one that appears to be getting worse by the minute, and yet...
Something about that last sentence is HILARIOUS to me.
@lobsterhug: I have been looking for something like that site for a while now, so THANKS!