On Alumni Giving Season

@Elyse I got a call this week asking for $250! I graduated a year and a half ago. Definitely not a good strategy.

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 11:55 am 0

On Alumni Giving Season

@szajic Well, I went to a large public university that keeps getting its budget slashed by the state. It has a tiny endowment. They do need donations, and since they have actually kept instate tuition from spiking, I am happy enough to support them. (It doesn't preclude me from donating to other organizations, btw..)

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 11:53 am 0

On Monday Check-in

This isn't a check in, but is Mint being funky for anyone else? For October and November, it incorrectly added up my spent money vs income (spent totals are less than they should be). And the bar charts showing spent/income having everything all on the income side. :(

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 10:07 am 0

On Shows, and More Stories of 24-hour Daycare

Some countries have public/state run child care right? That is free or heavily subsidized? Does anyone have experience with those systems?

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:59 am 0

On Would Taxes on Sugar Make You Eat Less of It

@moreadventurous Yup, that is correct! Most agricultural subsidies for corn are for corn breeds that can be turned into animal feed, corn syrup, or ethanol. You don't eat it. The subsidies for fruits and vegetables that humans can actually consume are much smaller -- according to that Washington Post article, not even 1% of all farming subsidies.

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm 0

On On Food, Cancer, and the Illusion of Control

@ronswansonluva Some can liners have BPA, which is an endocrine disruptor. I don't know if it's been linked to cancer too.

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 2:13 pm 0

On Your Friday Jam: Arlington: The Rap

@HelloTheFuture Yeah. It's kinda racist/classist. Perhaps accurate for people in the Arlington bubble but eh :/

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:17 pm 1

On "Is There Anything More Ironic Than Coming to Live in Des Moines"

Ughh why put DC on the best cities for millennials list if the "best neighborhood" is not even IN DC?

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:09 am 0

On 'Can We Talk Finances?' 'Not Tonight Dear I Have a Headache'

@Kate Upon rewatching that episode after I started working, it was the first time I thought, "oh my god... I should be doing something else with my money."

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm 0

On How Wizards Do Money: Gregory Goyle

@HelloTheFuture And it makes him, however unintentionally, into a sort of kinder-hearted thief. Those folks lost their wallets but didn't have to fight any fraudulent charges on their credit cards!

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 7:51 pm 0