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