@EngNaturalBeauty@twitter Thanks. (I also made a mistake in my post. Before I could only afford to pay the bare min. of my bills with no money left over. Now I can pay the whole amount, and have money left over.)
@Slutface I used to work at a store similar to Loft but for a younger age-range and just remember to pay it off real quick. You'll still get the credit for the purchases (not as many or as nice coupons as you would if you kept a balance) but you won't get hit too hard by the interest or get screwed by a moving due date (is this illegal now?) I'd have a separate checking account to transfer the amount you charge on the card if you can. The second you charge something on the card? Move that same amount of money from whatever account you'd take it from to cover your purchase to save up to pay off the card. It's real easy to think of store credit cards as not real money, and use the money you'd otherwise use pay for your purchases on other things.
Probably around $100. $40 for my split of groceries, and then $60 extra to mess around with maybe?
@OllyOlly Sometimes the public schools are treated just as daycare and can be downright dangerous. I'm in Baltimore, so I see it daily.
Can we talk about job stigma? I don't know if it's been covered on this website before, but I'm feeling it lately and I think I need some words of... encouragement? Not sure. I recently left my titled office job for a retail position. The retail position is paying me a significant amount more, plus has full health insurance and is super close to my house. I'm dealing with the retail aspect at my age because of those benefits. A lot of my "friends" and family have been talking down to my since I switched. Apparently, retail is "under" me. Only morons who can't do anything else work retail. The amusing thing? I know I'm making more than them at this job. I actually have money left over after paying the bare min. of my bills. I don't have to shell out $500/month for transport and spend three hours a day in traffic. It's not something I'm going to do forever, but it's something I'm doing now. It's disheartening to hear this sort of stuff. Retail isn't the thing I would have PICKED as a job/career, but it's what is going to pay me what I need to make to survive. I'm not less than anyone else (and no one is better than me) because I'm wearing a company polo but it's just, ugh. Why is this happening?
Uhm, the job always wins over the no job. You'll leave it in a year with savings and a good reference. Plus, you know it is easier to GET ANOTHER JOB WHEN YOU ARE ALREADY EMPLOYED.
$60 for groceries (hopefully no more) $15 for beer and dip to take over a friend's house for the game on Sunday. No plans to spend anything on Monday.
@Sandra Boiteau@facebook I kind of wish the author had included a paragraph or something about frugal/cheap vs. miserly. Being cheap is one thing. Being miserly is a completely different animal and something that isn't really anything to be proud of.
I admire the cheapness, I do. But there's a limit to everything.