On Millennials Having a Hard Time Saving Money

@Theestablishment It's not that a negative savings rate is not a concern; it's that skyrocketing fixed costs and wage stagnation are more concerning.

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 2:57 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@boogers mcgee Go anywhere in Hudson! There are also wine tours that start out in the city that take you up there and back via boat that is a good option if you like boats.

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 5:29 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@Spinach Party Hah, I get embarrassed easily, that's for sure, but I would have said hello and thanked you for reading us.

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 5:23 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@BillfoldMonkey Yes, actually, we noticed that there was an attic door in the apartment later, and figured that a man probably lived in the attic—kind of like the wife in Jane Eyre—and he had walked around while we were sleeping and left the door open.

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 10:11 am 2

On Lunch Spots and Budgets

@francesfrances If you divide the amount I've spent on lunch with the number of work days this month, I've spent less than $3 a day on lunch, so I think I'm doing? Also, there has definitely been a regime change, and I only buy coffee occasionally now. :)

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 7:24 pm 0

On How A Person With a Five-Figure Income Buys an Apartment in New York City

@rhinoceranita I'm on my own financially, and am working on paying off student loans. But instead of trying to buy myself a house, I'm trying to help my parents pay off theirs.

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm 0

On How A Person With a Five-Figure Income Buys an Apartment in New York City

@pengu1n The feature before this was about someone moving their life in Canada, our feature yesterday was about someone having a near-death experience and changing jobs while living in Athens, Georgia, and our feature on Friday was about a student living in San Luis Obispo, Calif. trying to figure out how to pay for college after her parents cut her off. We're not New York all the time, I swear.

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:57 pm 1

On Working in the Fast Food Industry for a Minimum of $20 an Hour

Yes, you've already made this argument before, and I presented you with data from the BLS showing that despite self-checkout registers being introduced in supermarkets a decade ago, it hasn't caused a decrease in cashier jobs. Further, studies have shown that people prefer checking out with a real cashier over self-checkout. Finally, a burger chain like In-N-Out pays their workers a starting rate of more than $10 an hour—well above the minimum wage, as well as offering employees a retirement plan. In-N-Out's president has an estimated wealth of $500 million dollars, according to Forbes. Half a billion dollars. You can pay workers a decent wage and still be filthy rich.

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 11:42 pm

On Heartbreaking Story About Homelessness in San Francisco

Fixed!

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 5:07 pm

On Reconsidering a Living Situation

Yes, that is the question, though I would be flying here every month for meetings. Also I lived in Queens for four years for dirt cheap and could always move back if I felt like it. I like my apartment now because I live two blocks from four of my closest friends (I find value in that), and my landlord hasn't raised my rent in three years.

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:52 pm