On How A Top Chef Made Peace With Pastry

"When folks choose to observe Biblical rules around food, they are aware of what they’re doing and acting within the context of a spiritual community." I don't know. I get what your message is here, but this article overall is really judgey and flippant. What about making choices about we eat based on the treatment of animals or workers or the effects food has on our environment? That might not be based on religion, but that doesn't mean those decisions are solely individualistic.

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 5:15 pm 0

On Talking With a CPA: Expectations vs. Reality

@Renleigh that is exactly what i do! i have a spreadsheet with an expense tab and an income tab and i add to it throughout the year.

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 3:33 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@ChristinaMichelle ha! nice. i'm excited to watch it. i've heard good things.

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 1:59 pm 1

On Friday Estimate

Tonight I plan to start watching True Detective (which I've checked out from the library) ($0), make dinner and then finish the Lena Dunham book. Today I plan to make a quick trip to Trader Joe's to grab things I won't be able to find at the farmer's market. ($20) Saturday: farmer's market ($15), coffee shop to work on a project ($5) Sunday: my shoe rack broke, so i'm finally braving The Container Store to try to find a new one and doing some shopping downtown with my bestie, so I'm giving myself a tiny total budget of $100 for that. (Must stay debt free!) Total: $140

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 12:27 pm 0

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

@steponitvelma nice! congrats on paying off a card!

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 4:27 pm 0

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

@LookUponMyWorks @ronswansonluva -- thanks so much! i'm trying to hold onto this feeling and stay cc debt free!

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 4:22 pm 0

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

I am so excited to report that I've paid off my credit card and am now CREDIT CARD DEBT FREE for the first time in a decade. I was able to pay it off quickly thanks to my annual bonus + my tax refunds. It's a really great feeling and I'm going to be EXTREMELY CAREFUL with my spending from now on. I've made that vow to myself and am already trying to save as much as possible for emergencies. 401(k) Loan Payback: September – $2,686 October – $2, 505 November – $2,324 December – $1,982 January - $1,801 Southwest Airlines Card: August – $5,133 September – $4,169 October – $4,307 November – $4,132 December – $3,592 January - $0!!!!! HALLELU.

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 4:13 pm 11

On Friday Estimate

My head started hurting today, so I really hope I'm not getting sick. I'm gonna try to lay low and get a lot of rest, so here's my plan: Tonight: go home, make yogurt overnight in my crock pot ($5 for grass fed whole milk), and watch movies i've checked out from the library. Saturday: farmer's market ($15), coffee shop to work on my project for mgmt school ($10) Sunday: birthday brunch for a coworker ($40), and work on a quilt the rest of the day I don't have to do a major grocery trip this weekend since I'm pretty stocked up, so it shouldn't be a very pricey weekend. Yay for that. Total estimate: $70

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:20 pm 2

On Friday Estimate

Haven't done this in a while! Let's see: Tonight: go home, make dinner, watch movies I checked out from the library ($0) Saturday: Farmer's Market ($20), Trader Joes ($40), Walgreens ($20) Sunday: use my gift card to see an early movie ($0), work on a quilt for a friend ($0) Monday: walking tour in the morning ($5 donation), then lunch at Chipotle ($10), work on my management school project at my favorite coffee shop ($10) Total estimate: $105

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:32 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: December 2014 Check-in

New year = increased determination to pay off my credit card. 401(k) Loan Payback: September – $2,686 October – $2, 505 November – $2,324 December - $1,982 Southwest Airlines Card: August – $5,133 September – $4,169 October – $4,307 November – $4,132 December - $3,592 I'm excited to see my card balance below $4k and my loan balance below $2k. Progress is definitely being made and I'm happy about that.

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 5:29 pm 1