I always mentally append “…and my credit card and my rent and my car insurance and and and…” but I’m also a bitter person whose parents help with nothing. Most of the time I think it’s just that the parents have the kids on a cell phone plan and it’s just easier (or cheaper!) not to change it from when they were in high school.
I think this article would have been a lot more effective had it proposed solutions. Instead, it reads as just the writer pumping herself up at the expense of her friends. Personally, I hold that a financial planning class should be mandatory in high school. I don't foresee college costs being regulated any time soon, so the students should be prepared to deal with the realities of money management.
Margaret Sullivan was pretty much the only good thing about the Buffalo News when she was their editor. NYT is lucky to have her.
@katieeitak Based on the other comments, it sounds like this is something Pret is fine with. But even if that wasn't as clearly the case, Logan isn't stupid. A message saying that an employee "went out of her way and made [Logan's] day!" is still positive feedback without chancing the woman's job.
If you remember the employee’s name (or even just the time/day you were there), may I suggest you write a complimentary letter to management? Positive feedback goes a long way in that industry! Edit: there's a form you can fill out on their website.
This would be amazing....but SO taken advantage of by cheap jerks.
A few years go I discovered the Perfect Mom Gift: sponsoring a national park or zoo. It's just a fancy donation, really, but if they like nature-y things it's the best. She loves it. We went on a lot of See The USA-type car trips as kids, so we get her a sponsorship thing from a park we've been to (and we have at least a dozen years until we run out of parks) and it's way better than that time we had a pizza with anchovies sent to her house.
@julebsorry I read the thread (I don't blame you for not doing so, it's reddit) and that tip is saying that Land O'Lakes, etc branded butter in the supermarket comes from the same place as store brand butter, it's just in different packaging. Local/organic butter is a whole different thing, not the same as supermarket butter.
It's especially impressive if you remember the complete dump of a CVS that used to be at that corner.
This is easily one of the top ten best Billfold posts. (also that is a cute cat)