On How a Microbiology Lab Tech Who Enjoys Saving and Hates Spending Does Money

Yep, this is about how my life sounds. I don't really like to spend money, and I call it being a compulsive saver.

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 2:40 pm 0

On Career Dilemmas Present in 'The Sims 4'

I have never played this game, but I'm fascinated that there can be this level of complexity and anxiety around their virtual lives! It is not a point in its favor for me though. I have enough anxiety over my real life as it is. I don't need any virtual additions.

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 12:54 pm 0

On Take the Vacation

"Spending large amounts of money on just one thing that isn’t a tangible object I can slip in my bag and take home makes me distinctly uncomfortable." Ok, I am the complete opposite on this count at least! I prefer to spend my money on vacations, nice dinners out, and events of "experience" instead of more "things" to gather dust in my house.

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 4:01 pm 1

On The Other Side of the Desk

This was really lovely. My only question for the author: why didn't you give the lady feedback? Why did you doge? I'm not blaming; I'm sure I wouldn't handle it differently. But if you want to show these people you are different, that you understand being on their side of the desk, maybe giving this asked-for feedback would be one way to do that?

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 1:19 pm 0

On The Year I Saved $10,000

My husband and I saved about $10K the first year we got married. He was subbing part time, I was working full time for a measly hourly wage, and we were living in his parents' basement. We had literally no expenses (his parents are very generous) & enough Target gift cards to buy necessities & some groceries for a while. Then we used it a few years later as a down payment on a house. The end.

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:09 am 1

On Family Plan Shame

My husband and I are both on his family's plan. When we got married, we specifically moved my phone to their plan. Sometimes I too think, wait I should be a grown ass adult & get my own cell plan. But then I realize it would more than double my bill. I think some carriers are figuring this out on their own though. I've seen parts of ads for the "framily" plans but I have not paid much attention. Is this something similar being condoned by providers? Anybody using those?

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm 0

On The Most Expensive Meals We've Ever Paid For

@apples and oranges Truth! Seriously, that is never ok.

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 2:01 pm 0

On The Most Expensive Meals We've Ever Paid For

Hahahahaha I have aspirations of being a foodie, so once a year my husband and I go out for a nice dinner for our anniversary. We have done this 5 times now, and each time it gets progressively more expensive. We live in KC so I think restaurants are more reasonably priced than NYC, but I may be making this up. Last year we went to Bluestem and did the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. It ended up being over $300. I also felt sick, mostly from all the food, which was amazing and included amuse buches between EVERY course. I love food & and am willing to pay a bit for experiences instead of things. Eating out and traveling are my expensive weaknesses.

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm 1


I was thinking about this movie this week actually. I couldn't remember the name for a while though and was calling it "ice pick" in my head. Pretty close! My husband and I want to see it, but last I checked it wasn't out near us...but that was over a week ago.

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 11:08 am 1

On A Hospital Bill, Annotated

Congratulations on the new Mr. Babyboy! This is also terrifying in more ways than one.

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm 0