On The Cost of Flying Across the Country to Be a Guest at a Convention

@dotcommie According to the open thread, she's technically in a Maryland suburb of DC! DC proper does have some late night delivery.... not a LOT but it exists.

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 11:56 am 0

On Why SF is So Crazy Expensive & DC/NY Are Better

@therealjaygatsby Agreed. "More" doesn't always solve the problem.

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm 0

On Saying "No I Can't" Because of Money

@kbn22 I think there were actually a few Billfold posts about the expensive birthday dinner a while ago. The suggested decline was, "I can't make the dinner, but thanks for the invite. Can I take you out to coffee/ice cream/something else at [specific time]?" That way it doesn't feel like a blow off to the friend, and you can spend real time with the birthday boy or girl. The specific time part seems key, that way the friend knows you really mean it and aren't offering a flimsy "let's catch up later!"

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 10:52 am 2

On Equality /= Dystopia

Although actually, you could easily say that Hunger Games was very invested in economic inequality.

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 10:23 am 1

On Equality /= Dystopia

I'm embarrassingly into YA dystopian novels, and most of the ones I've read don't really delve into the economics. It's more about the government being overly controlling of the small things in every day life/hiding some "big truth" from the population. (Also about love triangles.)

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 10:15 am 2

On WWYD: Should I Be Upset Because a New Hire is Getting Paid the Same Salary as Me?

@ECW I agree. Especially if the letter writer is a woman, and this new young male hire is making her same salary. THAT is something you have every right to be mad about.

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 9:26 am 3

On Living Our Best Thirty-something Lives

@andnowlights Some people just do not like running! And that's fine! (It makes me miserable. Swimming > running forever!)

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm 1

On Help a Reader Choose Her Health Care Plan

@kbn22 Yep!! And sometimes skipping visits for those little problems can mean they grow into bigger, costlier problems..

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 2:31 pm 0

On How Wizards Do Money: Cho Chang

@Allison Good point/distinction, but it still makes me sad.

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm 0

On How Wizards Do Money: Cho Chang

This is giving me a LOT of emotions! Cho!!!! :( :) ? She gave up magic!

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 1:05 pm 1