@stuffisthings ACTUALLY McDonald's cheeseburgers cost more than 99c to make; they are a loss leader. The first time this information has ever been relevant!
Really, Logan is your example of why financial literacy classes "don't work"? Think again.
@highjump I'm five grand in debt and this statement didn't bother me, because before I was five grand in debt I couldn't have imagined being so. I don't think it deserves your snark.
@aetataureate it certainly is but I CAN DO ITTTTT (according to the spreadsheet!)
@aetataureate It is true that Billfolders tend to pile on, and this particular set of comments contains even less positivity than normal (which is normally very low).
I just saw from Zach's twitter that he is discouraged by the comments he is getting here so I came back to say, I made a spreadsheet this morning which maps out me paying back my $5,000 CC debt in four months! Thanks for the inspiration!
@Kthompson ... I'm sorry? You want to give your old boss AIDS? What is wrong with you?
this is a great piece, but "abstract numbers on a screen" - no.
@aetataureate It's pretty clear that what she's driving at is that some (many) women struggle with a culture which demands that they apologise for having opinions and in which women aren't encouraged to be assertive. You might find the reference to Clint Eastwood a shitty trope, and I agree he's a weird role model to pick, but the audience is the teens and tweens of Rookie so I think it is an awesome message - that women can have strong opinions and express them forcefully.