On The Cost Of Things: Going From NY To DC And Back Again

We make this trip a fair bit and I highly recommend getting off the highways and into Amish country, MD northwest of Baltimore, etc. The ride is slightly longer (maybe a half hour?), but less prone to traffic (knock wood!) and much more pleasant than going 80 mph and getting tolled to death on 95's various iterations.

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 3:26 pm 0

On The Tax Man's Taken All My 1 Thing

I read that as poodle poll. I wish your one thing was to take a poll of poodles. Topic: how they feel when they have those fur balls above their paws.

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm 3

On What Happens If I Don't Pay My Credit Card Bill?

@sharongracepjs thanks so much! real life details of this seem very hard to come by.

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 12:31 pm 0

On What Happens If I Don't Pay My Credit Card Bill?

Perhaps a stupid question, but how do you go about setting up the payment plan? Do you call and explain you can't necessarily make the minimum payment and say what you can pay? And in the case of having multiple cards in this situation, you call all of them and hope for the best that they'll negotiate with you? The cards haven't been used for quite some time to avoid running up more debt, but the paying down has been largely ignored. Don't know all the specifics because asking for a loved one, but want to get this al figured out. Thanks! And good for you!

Posted on May 21, 2014 at 1:51 pm 0

On Calculating the Costs: 'Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas'

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 12:37 pm 0

On Calculating the Costs: 'Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas'

@ellabella I've portioned out 1 TB blobs that I put in a gladware and freeze. They usually pop out pretty easily to just use one at a time.

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 12:31 pm 0

On Update: My Landlord is Still Terrible

Our crazy landlady held our security in escrow years ago and we benefited from the interest when we got the security deposit back. I was shocked. I don't know if it's DC law (where the apartment was), but she was from the Bronx originally, so maybe she was just following what she knew of this law you printed.

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 5:19 pm 0

On 1 Hospital, 2 Kinds of Care

I can't get to the full text of the article, only the abstract, but the way in which that is written would suggest the authors are inferring causation when it is possibly only correlation between the variables. Correlation is not causation.

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 3:07 pm 0

On How to Almost Sell a Dress on Ebay

I just bought clothes on Twice (www.liketwice.com) and while I haven't sold them anything because I hate all my old clothes and need to buy other people's cute clothes for cheap, it sounds like you're in a great position to sell to them! You avoid Cathy, and Ohio and Wisconsin! Win Win Win.

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm 0

On What Water Do You Drink, How Do You Drink It?

@cawcawphony some options? http://www.city-data.com/forum/raleigh-durham-chapel-hill-cary/1471036-least-expensive-way-refill-sodastream-w.html#b

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm 0