On It Depends on What the Definition of "Unlimited" Is

The Wirecutter has (in-depth and extremely well-researched) thoughts on this: http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-wireless-carrier/

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 4:35 pm 0

On Did Your Parents Lie About Your Age To Get Lower Ticket Prices, And Did That Scar You For Life?

@Punk-assBookJockey Oh I just remembered a thing I did recently too - my cousin who is my age and her daughter were in town and it was free admission for locals week at Colonial Williamsburg, so I used my address to get two adults and a kids pass for free. This one is a little shakier, but two of us were locals and if we had kids the passes would have been free for them too, we just happen to not have kids.

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 3:35 pm 0

On Did Your Parents Lie About Your Age To Get Lower Ticket Prices, And Did That Scar You For Life?

We were always more a "spirit of the rule" type of family. Meaning that if the price of a buffet is cheaper for children under 10, I wasn't going to magically start eating more on my 10th birthday, so we could fudge it a little. It wasn't hurting anyone because the reason for the discount was basically upheld. I think this held true for theme parks and the like as well, especially since I didn't ride any rides because I was (and still am) a chicken.

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:34 pm 1

On The Work and Money-Related Secret Fantasies of Adults

@Tripleoxer Oh, yeah that definitely makes it a harder decision! But it is nice to have options, and it sounds like they both have definite positives. Good luck!

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:06 pm 0

On The Work and Money-Related Secret Fantasies of Adults

@Tripleoxer Yeah, I'm in the same situation hours/commute-wise, only minus my dog: 8-5 M-F with a 45 minute commute. I think a ten minute commute and good hours would be worth missing my dog (you could maybe still go home for lunch sometimes? plus get home earlier), but I am alone in my dogless office right now, so it's hard for me to imagine what you'd be giving up!

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:19 pm 0

On The Work and Money-Related Secret Fantasies of Adults

@francesfrances Oh! I wish I could bring my dog to work! That would be so great.

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:57 am 0

On How A Person With a Five-Figure Income Buys an Apartment in New York City

@rhinoceranita I know on other occasions when this or a similar question has been posed, Billfold editors have essentially said "We'd love to hear/post those stories, but no one's submitting them." Which makes total sense in that the people who are writing these stories are writers, and so often have a similar kind of financial experience to other writers, and not people in other professions as much. I do recall reading interviews that writers have done with people in other professions and financial situations, but people who are busy making money other ways may not be able to make time to write for the Billfold.

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 9:55 am 1

On How A Person With a Five-Figure Income Buys an Apartment in New York City

I'm confused about the negativity on this story. It's not a how-to, it's a personal experience, which is what draws me to the billfold over other personal finance sites. I don't think the author was whining, or sounding entitled, I think she was presenting the real challenges of buying a place in that market. I thought it was an interesting read, even though it's far different from what I'm likely to experience.

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 9:44 am 1

On The Work and Money-Related Secret Fantasies of Adults

@EM Hahaha. Yes. The cancelled plans fantasy is my fantasy like, every time I make plans.

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 5:05 pm 2

On The Work and Money-Related Secret Fantasies of Adults

Mine is to have 8 weeks of paid vacation a year, 2 of which I use as normal vacation like when I want to take a trip or whatever and the other 6 I use to take every other Friday off for the entire year. Or, even better: everyone works 9 hour days and then gets every other Friday off like they do at my brother-in-law's company (WHY IS THIS NOT THE STANDARD WORKWEEK?).

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm 0