@lindseykai I didn't even know about NerdWallet - thanks for the recommendation!
I live in JC, so I take Trader Joe's bags on the train ALL the time. Lots of people do. Go for it!
@charmcity My flip phone from 2004 was costing me $52/month, and when I upgraded to the 5s, I got the phone company (AT&T) to grandfather in my text and calling plan, so the inclusion of data only costs me $20 more per month. I also won't upgrade my phone for another 10 years or whatever, dropping $200 rather than $100 to pay for the phone on the plan was worth it immediately.
@ThatJenn Hahaha, I haven't even received one W2 yet. My employers always wait until the very last minute.
@wallsdonotfall Definitely wanted to know that, myself.
The calculator guessed within $300 of my current balance, but I'm still suspicious of its authenticity.
My (decidedly middle-class) family used to go skiing a lot an hour or two outside of St. Louis, where the hills are very small and covered in fake snow. My most vivid memory of a ski trip was when we went to Wisconsin for a family ski vacation and the hills were twice as high as I was used to, and it was getting dark, and I couldn't see properly to get off the ski lift at the top, so I just spun around the other side. So humiliating.
I pretty much only use cash when going out to dinner with friends so that it's easier to split the bill. Using a card (usually credit, sometimes debit) is a lot quicker and easier when I'm out and about running errands, and I don't have to worry about dropping bills. It also always makes me nervous to have cash out in the open, like it makes me a bigger target or something.
I have never seen the same mail carrier twice, and none of them on my route bring the mail to the proper address (we regularly get mail for the entire block, and sometimes for a similar address on entirely different streets), so they don't get anything for the holidays.
Their argument is that it's a parody, but it's not a very good one, and still kind of shitty that they did it. This whole situation seems like more trouble than it's worth.