On Our Money Daydreams: Befriending Elderly Millionaires & Finding Bags of Gold

Mine are multifold. The first involves some kind of family money that nobody ever knew about, but then my cut of it is just enough so I can quit my job right this minute and not worry about working for a long time. The other involves kind of a similar thing to the first, except it's my neighbor who leaves me his house, but that one doesn't even work because he's selling it now, and he has a bunch of kids/grandkids.

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:34 pm 0

On Job of the Day: Silicon Valley Home Stager

@garysixpack Oh I assume it's not a daily commute. I don't understand driving that much even on a weekly basis. Is there not an upscale staging market where she lives? Why live so far away from your target market? I clearly just want way more information than this article provides.

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm 0

On Job of the Day: Silicon Valley Home Stager

4-6 hour commute?! Is she coming from LA or Reno or something? Seriously, why? My brain cannot event compute that commute. All I come up with is, "???"

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 12:26 pm 0

On Open Thread: When Do You Replace Your Phone?

I had a flip phone until almost a year ago, when I upgraded to the 5s. I will probably keep this until it is no longer usable.

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 7:16 pm 0

On The Costs of Living in Kazakhstan

Yes! I love this series! I have bookmarked your blog but love these Billfold installments.

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 5:53 pm 0

On Russian Bank Loans Both Money and Cats

Cutest bank promotion EVER.

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 10:24 am 0

On Two Weddings, One Summer

@Lily Rowan I am not kidding you when I say that the bagel place by my work has BACON BAGELS. I almost didn't notice when I was getting a variety for an event and had to be like, "Oh, um, no...meat bagels...for my order, thanks..."

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 11:17 pm 0

On Two Weddings, One Summer

The second reception had zero vegetarian food? Vegetarianism isn't even so rare or difficult to provide for, nor is it so radically different from an omnivorous diet that it would be silly to have a non-meat pasta and/or salad. What in the heck did they have? Only slices of meat with meat pie and meat bread? I cannot imagine.

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 10:57 am 1

On 1 Thing: Endless Summer Edition

@beastlyburden I hate invoicing just because it's an extra step, which is ridiculous because I work for a foundation where I write the checks. It's literally just a matter of making the paper invoice and counting up all the hours for the quarter, because of COURSE I don't do a daily tally of hours because that is also extra work. All that is to say: your thing is also my thing, so I should just get it done.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:16 pm 0

On Help, a Direct Mailing For a Cleaning Service Actually Worked On Me And I'm Worried It Will Ruin My Relationship

This is a totally great post, and I completely get why a person would do this, despite me personally feeling totally icky about hiring someone to come clean for me. My boyfriend wants to hire out all cleaning and laundry in our future (fantasy) home, but I am willing to live with a little grime because I don't think I can just sit around while someone cleans all my personal things for me. Is that crazy? I don't know how to handle a situation like this. Even when my house flooded really terribly after Irene and Sandy and my landlord hired just some lady to come disinfect the house, I was skeeved out about being a young, white woman hanging out while an older Hispanic lady mopped my bathroom and did not know what to do.

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:32 pm 0