On How the Baby-Sitters Club Does Money: Dawn

@jalmondale I love the East Bay! As soon as I can get work in the Bay Area, that is where I am going to live!

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm 0

On What Did Your First Job Pay Then and What Does It Pay Now?

I think I made like $3/hr as an assistant at a plant nursery in 1999, which is $4.28 now. My first real full-time office job didn't come until years of temping after college, and it paid around $22K in 2008 NYC dollars, which was (and still is) a total ripoff, especially for the amount of work I did.

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:14 pm 0

On GOOD ENOUGH Homes and Destinations

@pterodactylish Me, too. I look at the beautiful, cheap homes I could own right now in my hometown versus the beautiful, insanely expensive homes I will never be able to own in the Bay Area. I can't even look in NYC because it's too depressing.

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 9:55 pm 0

On Do 1 Thing (And a Report on a Successful Thing!)

@seakelps If you're in NYC, GrowNYC has a booth for textile recycling at a ton of greenmarkets all over the city: http://www.grownyc.org/clothing

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 2:51 pm 0

On From Botanical Gardens Intern to Anthony Bourdain's Assistant

This is the best one of these yet!

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 2:43 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

@ThatJenn I just laughed for a solid minute about "Florkla." Oh my god, I am so tired. Amazing.

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 3:53 pm 0

On When Your Airbnb Rental Catches on Fire

@thegirlieshow Mine is through Liberty Mutual, and is cheap and good and they answer all my inane questions because I don't understand insurance policy jargon at all.

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm 0

On The Anxiety of Returning Things

@MissMushkila Same here. I worked in food service throughout high school and college, and to my knowledge, nobody ever spit in anyone's food, no matter how shitty the customer was.

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm 0

On A Father-Daughter Duo Answers Your Questions: Should We Use Our Money to See the World Now, Or Save for the Future?

Everyone who is a world traveler: can you tell me how you do that? Anytime I go anywhere, I do a ton of research and still don't know where to go/stay/what to see, etc., and with international travel, the culture differences and the amount of time I would need to take off from work scare me off the whole thing.

Posted on June 13, 2014 at 10:21 am 0

On I Received An Inheritance. Then I Freaked Out

Loved this.

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 3:34 pm 0