I have to disagree SO HARD. If someone lied to me about the condo, I would probably consider it a dealbreaker. I'm pretty strict on having fiscal honesty in a relationship, but that is probably due to the fact I have been burned pretty badly financially in the past by dishonest partners. Protect yourselves, ladies!
Crap! I missed this yesterday! Capital One Credit Card (9.8%) January 2015: $1,469.28 February 2015: $548.01 Student Loans (various) January 2015: $27,759.13 February 2015: $27,497.59 Emergency Savings January 2015: $2,761.74 February 2015: $3,014.09 I filed my taxes back in January and used the entire return to pay off a huge chunk of my credit card!
I told myself I needed to start doing this, so I will post my balances this month and then begin updating next month. As of February 2, 2015 Capital One Credit Card (9.8%): $1,469.28 Student Loans (various): $27,759.13 Emergency Savings: $2,761.74
@Lila Lapine Only child here, too! I too found when I was younger that I related to (and spent more time with) adults more than I did kids my own age. I know some may see this as a problem, but it honestly made me much more mature and independent as an adult.
I'm an only child, and if I become a mother I believe I would want only one for the reasons you list above. I hate the reaction I receive when I tell people this. A lot have the gall to tell me that the kid "won't be well adjusted" ?!??!!? I came out just fine!
@madrassoup ugh, you're right. I need to learn to keep my mouth shut.
Forget Spa Castle. King Spa is way better. http://www.kingsaunanj.com/ Free shuttle from Midtown!
OH MY GOD THIS IS ME. I don't know how I did it, but somehow I owe the state $200?! I made so little money last year as a graduate student that it boggles my mind. I've never owed anything before. Anyways, will try and see if they will let me pay in installments because I'm still a student and $200 is still a lot for me.
@milena my undergrad actually had that too! We also boast the largest annual scavenger hunt in the world.
I actually really loved this interview. I read a lot of Tracy's contributions to Jezebel, but this piece really gave it a personal edge I loved. I think that we both have similar upbringings, and for me as a growing adult, it's been so weird trying to balance a certain (larger than I grew up with) budget with living in New York City -- and then factoring in considerations like possible home ownership and family. Thanks, Tracy!