On Majoring in Economics and Making Money

@DebtOrAlive I SO agree with you about Econ being a great default major. That's exactly what happened to me. My parents wouldn't let me major in Theatre (Thank you, parents!), and I ended up being fascinated by the Econ courses at my liberal arts college. I definitely went on the "fuzzy" side, avoiding Econometrics somehow (!), but the education I got was invaluable. I am now acting professionally, yet it definitely doesn't consistently pay the bills. My degree helps me land way more lucrative day jobs than a lot of my artist friends. If I'm going to have a day job to support what I really want to do, I want to maximize how much money I'm able to make in that time I'm in the office. Though in retrospect, I wish I'd done some more number-crunching in my major so that I could vy for an analyst position. Dat $$.

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:36 pm 0

On Moving From Fast Fashion to a Few Quality Pieces

Ahh! This is relevant to my interests. I'm about to start a new job and am splurging on some new work clothes. Focusing on getting some quality, affordable staples from places like Uniqlo, Asos, Boden, Everlane... Can you guys recommend any other mid-priced quality retailers? Gotta build out my uniform of solid color dresses/tops and skirts with a fun scarf!

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 10:38 am 0

On Loans From Your Employer

This is one step too close to indentured servitude for my comfort.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 9:25 am 0

On Millennials Find Confidence in Embracing the Void

@andnowlights "Millenials" or "friends of the author."

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 6:13 pm 1

On Why Do We Tolerate Whole Foods-ian Pseudoscience?

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. All this juicing and cleansing nonsense. Ridding your body of "toxins." WTF does that word mean and HELLOOOO it's called your kidneys. If you need a smoothie to do that for you your body is not doing its job. SCIENCE.

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:43 pm 5

On Slashing Our Grocery Bills and Cooking on a Budget

@Allison Every recipe ever needs triple the garlic!

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 10:38 am 4

On Interview With a Person Who Paid Off $48,000 in Student Loans in Four Years

I'm in the same boat with taking fewer artistic (I'm an actor!) risks until I pay off my debt. But I'm on the cusp of a big day job career move that will help me pay down my debt in just 2-3 years. It will be worth it to have more freedom and be set up for financial security later.

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:32 pm 0

On '90s Cool Kids Clothing Not Selling Well Today

Thanks to "fast fashion" I have no idea where to buy affordable, well-made clothes anymore. *cries

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 11:01 am 1

On Time vs. Money

Money first, time later. All because of our magical friend compound interest.

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 4:54 pm 1

On The Year I Left My Job

@WayDownSouth "I had a steady office job, a stressed-out husband, an apartment, and a baby, which meant that 26 hours out of every day were accounted for. How was I supposed to work on the novel that had been pacing back and forth inside my head, knocking occasionally on the floorboards, for years?"

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 11:18 am 1