On How a Woman Who Navigates the World as Her Own Savior Does Money

@polka dots vs stripes Although admittedly the metaphorical translation of that saying is indeed good advice.

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 2:01 pm 0

On How a Woman Who Navigates the World as Her Own Savior Does Money

I cannot mentally get over cleaning while I cook because it's an endless cycle of getting my hands dirty - getting them clean [as I clean dishes] - getting them dirty. I get all excited I washed off the garlic gunk from my hands but then it's time to chop the chicken and I'm just gunky all over again.

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm 0

On How a Woman Who Navigates the World as Her Own Savior Does Money

@OllyOlly Really?? That's too bad - my 2009 macbook pro is slow but working (I consider using it to be self-improvement re: my patience levels) and my 2011 apple tv is chugging right along!

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 1:59 pm 0

On Keeping the Junk

@@fo @Erica I did this a few months ago - just got rid of clothes that were like, WHAT IS THIS???. Just last night I went through and got rid of some more, because I had thought about them during that first purge, considered them for a bit longer, and then could make a clearer decision. Then I wrote down a few items I'm still unsure about, and I'll check up on those in a few months and either get rid of or keep them. It's probably just going to be a constant process.

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 12:13 pm 2

On Keeping the Junk

@BillfoldMonkey @Erica I'm never going to be a minimalist, it's just how I am, but with clothes I also have a one-in one-out rule (or it has to "fill a hole"), and a couple times a year I get the urge to clean out everything. Sometimes though I don't actually get rid of that much! But just going through everything I own and confirming "Yes I still want/need/use [item]" is enough - it helps me feel more in control because I've made a conscious decision to hold on to something for [whatever reason]. Do you have a valid reason for keeping something (even if it may be "This doesn't work with my living situation -right now- but it's good quality and it might in the future?")? Then set a time frame to re-evaluate it and don't stress too much.

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 11:51 am 1

On "If You Don’t Have Tchotchkes, I Don’t Trust You": Celebrity Real Estate Wisdom

@TheDilettantista I didn't know I had a dream house, and then I saw Moorcrest, and - I may have to change some answers to my Billfold survey.

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 4:47 pm 0

On Get Interest-free Banking With Digit, a Terrible New Way to Save

That quote where you get "trustworthy robots" from does not at all sound like a paid endorsement (or at least, "suggested language"), no, not at all.

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm 0

On How Romance Novelist Courtney Milan Does, & Writes About, Money

@wordnerdy Same here! She's the first and so far only romance write I read, because I'm afraid no one else will live up to her.

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 2:54 pm 0

On The Best Start-Ups and Innovative Companies

@guenna77 That is awesome! Thanks for sharing

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 12:43 pm 0

On Retirement Leakage

@aetataureate I rolled it into an IRA (with my bank, but not a checking account or something) now that I think about it, but I guess the old employer's investment company might charge a fee because they're losing out on the ability to charge you the management fees? Still, blech.

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 11:47 am 0