@notfromvenus I mean, No. That is not the price of a new Toyota Corolla. And a Toyota Corolla is not considered a mid-range car. http://www.truecar.com/prices-new/toyota/corolla-pricing/ A new Toyota Corolla in Chicago prices for just under $15,000.
@Laura I am totally subsidizing several people's HBO habits, just b/c I like to have co-workers I can talk GOT with on Mondays...
@Confused I totally agree with you. Yes, of course, EVERY buying experience is very different, but this one just seems SO out of the norm to me. This should have been an article about how great these two did by saving $100,000 for a down payment. Not saying "are you ready to buy your first house" because, as someone up thread said, I don't have a 20% deposit, or parents willing to sell me their extra house so........I guess not?
Try having a chronic condition like this (I have Lupus) and living in the US. Until literally this week, I HAD to have a full time job in order to maintain health insurance. I just got married and I'm now going on my husband's insurance. And I've been VERY lucky to work mostly in non-profits, where I get a generous (for the US) # of sick and vacation days, but I still get flack for actually taking them. It's hard to explain that I am sick, but for me sick is being in so much pain I can't get out of bed.
@stuffisthings Just curious but...how can you assure us of that? I have a hard time believing that's true.
I would probably just consider it even after all the times the drive through messes up my order and I don't turn around and go back to have it fixed....
Here is a much more through article about why the Obama campaign sends you emails a million times: http://www.themorningnews.org/article/what-to-expect-when-youre-electing And, as another professional fundraiser (in Development) not all of these rules and tactics are universal, whether they should be or not is a different matter, but...
I mean - am I to assume that this wedding was approximately $60,000? I just (JUST!!!!) got back from our honeymoon and we got married in Chicago, 65 people, and did it for under $17,000.....I mean, it's Chicago - it's not inexpensive...this seems unreasonable to me - or at least A LOT! P.S. Mike Dang I am HAPPY to itemize my wedding expenses - and I'm also an event planner as a job so...maybe helpful? I guess mostly why I bring that up is that I have a VERY comprehensive spreadsheet detailing every cost. Of everything.
@schmuhl You know what - I recently substituted Nilla wafers in the absence of animal crackers - and they were DELICIOUS!!!!!
@The Dauphine As someone with a very, very serious allergy to pesticides and herbicides...I can assure you it is almost certainly NOT just fancy rubbing alcohol. That stuff is toxic and if you have kids/pets you might want to have your landlord focus on the common areas of the building and not in your apartment. I've fought a constant battle to have my work places and apartment buildings TELL ME when they put that stuff down, lest all of a sudden I end up with a life-threatening reaction.