On In Which I Answer a Question About Marriage and Finances That 'Call Your Girlfriend' Asked Us in October

@garli @garli This is my way, too, although I understand people have other ways. But when my husband and I formed a household and it was clear that we were permanent and worked well together, the mine and yours of owning stuff and money drifted away, and we thought of everything as "we". However, we are both pretty able to let the other person blow cash on something stupid without criticism, and we agree on most of the big stuff of how our shared money should be spent. We are partners. It's also worth mentioning that money is not tight for us, and that makes it all much easier.

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 1:09 pm 0

On On Calling Your Employees "Partners"

Call me whatever you'd like, as long as you pay me a fair wage, give decent benefits, and act like my needs and life are important. Be an ethical employer and I will work as any title you'd like.

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 2:56 pm 1

On Starbucks' #RaceTogether Makes Unrealistic Assumptions About Both Race and Work

@Thuja I was coming here to say the exact same thing. Also, I'm glad I don't work there anymore, even though it was not the worst customer service job I've ever had.

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 2:36 pm 0

On Chatting About Benefiting From Bank Errors

I think my parents would have noticed if I spent 30,000, which I know is not the point, but for some reason that’s the first thing I thought of! Although I would have tried to hide it! And failed! What if a retailer accidentally sends you two of your order, after you had to communicate with the several times and then also send back the wrong things they sent you twice? That’s totally cool, right? NINJA EDIT: I see he spent it on a car. So they probably knew. It's kind of a shame that his parents didn't suggest to him that it wasn't just free money. I don't blame an 18 year old for not knowing that, but his parents?

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 5:26 pm 0

On Is Less Than a Year Too Soon to Switch Jobs?

I have done a lot of hiring in libraryland, and I can say that one short stay at a job would not make me put you in the "reject" resume stack, but a pattern would. If I saw many sub-one-year jobs on a resume, it would make me think, but one definitely would not be anything that I would care about. (This is just one opinion, of course). It sounds like if this job happens for you, it will make your life so much happier, and that counts for a lot. I hope it works out for you!

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm 1

On I Went to a Launch Party for a Chair

TIL I don't know how to eat soup.

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 3:24 pm 2

On Going Off-Brand

@jennknee I bought a Moto G off contract for around $175. It doesn't lag. It is not slow. I can do everything I need to with it. Which isn't to say that if someone really wants a more expensive phone, that they shouldn't have it, it's just to say that it is possible to spend less and still get a nice product, like you said. It just isn't worth it to me personally to spend more or have a monthly plan or a contract.

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 12:32 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: February 2015 Check-in

@SnarlFurillo I'm impressed that you used a christmas gift to pay it off. It will feel so good to have it done. And working less when school starts will totally be its own reward. You can do it!

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 5:58 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: February 2015 Check-in

@SnarlFurillo Aw, thanks! I lived with the pain and broken teeth for YEARS because I was so afraid to go, and I did pay more to be knocked out cold. It's the only way :) I have definitely given up a lot of fun in my life to pay it off but it is totally worth it.

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 5:56 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: February 2015 Check-in

I'm trying to pay off a 12,000 dental bill (what in the world do people do who can't qualify for financing I guess they don't have teeth): Original (july): 12,000 Current owed: 4074 Minimum Payment: 142 (but I will pay 1250)

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm 2