@blair Ha, I'm totally with you on that one! He's actually more paranoid about it than I am, and will run to brush his teeth or wait until he's eaten something else before getting anywhere near my face. Back when I was dating I was always paranoid that the person had eaten nuts and how embarrassing that would be to go into allergic shock on a date ...
@BornSecular We do have a bunch of different accounts, I guess, when you consider our credit cards and such. But for our joint checking/savings, there are just two - our bank allows us to create a bunch of "sub-accounts," I guess you'd call them, within our savings account. That makes it super easy to track online and to transfer money automatically into our various savings goals (travel, education, emergency fund, etc.). Hope that's helpful!
@synchronia @Lauren I love APW! Haven't been reading much for the last 9 months or so, though, since we've been so focused on travel, so I hadn't seen that post. I love the idea of a "socialist household" - never thought about it that way before! Our personal "allowances" definitely aren't proportional to income (my income for the last 6 months before we left was actually negative, because I was paying more to take culinary courses than I was making in my couple of part-time gigs - but I still got the same amount I got when I was making bigger money).
@LO Thanks! And I will definitely work on something like that, perhaps when I have a few more months of travel under my belt (and thus a much more intimate relationship with our budget, which is absolutely still a work in progress ...).
@Megano! Oh GOD. It could definitely, definitely have been worse.
@Shannon Drown@facebook TROYLAND IS THE WORST! Okay, maybe not the worst. But, ugh. (Also the 21 Choices wasn't there when I lived there, which is a tragedy.)
@Sarah Todd@twitter Totally and very proudly a Sagehen! Chirp chirp! 21 Choices didn't play a role in our Pasadena location, but our house in Claremont was literally two blocks away from their Village location ... but to be honest since they moved from the Arrow Hwy I knew and loved so well in college, it just hasn't felt the same ...