Basically what I am saying is that I just imagined my kid anonymously venting to strangers on the internet 10 years into the future about the complexes I've given her on a myriad of subjects AND I AM TELLING HER FROM THE PAST THAT I AM SORRY.
By Weasley on Open Thread
I may have a job after I graduate! The greatest difference between jobs I got while in school versus this is that I didn't immediately accept this job and I'm taking a few days to think of how much money I want to make. Which is a contrast to, "Oh you want to hire me? Yes, please! I'll be on plane in 5 minutes. BTW how much am I making?"
By Amanda T on Open Thread
This was mentioned last week, but in case someone missed it: If you are interested in meal-planning, food, recipes, and food budgeting, please feel welcome to come join us at the Billfold Meal-Planning Google Group! Part of the reason we started this is because most menu/meal planning sites seem to be pretty disappointing/aimed at a different demographic, so if you feel the same and would like a place to share ideas with other people similar to you (single/couple, no kids, on a budget, like exciting/good food), please feel welcome to come join us and take ideas/share your ideas ad nauseum :)
I've got to say, the potentially passive-aggressive joking from the friend and mostly-irrelevant snipes at the friend's wife don't bode well for this scenario.
@Tatiana Jimenez@facebook ONE MILLION (thank you)
By olivia on Setting the Record Straight: Yaffa Fredrick on the NYT Column About Her Restaurant Spending
Wow, awesome follow-up. Way to show The NY Times and Ginia Bellafante what real journalism is.
By ArizonaTime on Setting the Record Straight: Yaffa Fredrick on the NYT Column About Her Restaurant Spending
Great follow up, Mike!
By Megano! on Monday Check-In
I spent $60 on groceries ($20 of that was a month's worth of dog food). Some of those groceries were the ingredients to make a coconut key-lime pie, which I then ate all of. This is pretty much what constitutes a stellar weekend for me these days. (YOU'RE NOT GOING TO TELL US HOW THE COFFEE DATE WENT MIKE DANG!?)
If you end up going with a used car, check NADA guides for the value. AND don't buy GAP insurance or a warranty from the dealer. If you want it, find a credit union that offers it and it will likely be better and more than 50% cheaper.
I was on a hiring committee last year for the first time in my life and we kind of did this. Not on the first interview, but definitely in the second round interview. The directors who conducted those did ask primarily questions about interests, hobbies, background, etc, because the candidates had already been vetted for technical appropriateness at my level. For us, it's about preventing turnover - someone who fits well, who wants to be here and seems like they could be happy here is less likely to leave in a couple of months & force us to retrain and rehire.