@aetataureate I think this is legit, honestly. Junk mail is a waste of resources and if he's going to donate to a charity anyways, it's not like they need to promote to him more.
@highjump Ditto re: DC. My husband and I bought last year with a combo of savings and 401k loan from our retirement. Both under 30. Honestly, I was really hesitant to take this route, but it was totally the right decision, esp. given how markets have been so far this year. And how long it would take for us to save up the money otherwise. It was either take a small hit each ($10k) now, or postpone house buying even more and let prices rise even higher.
@lisaf Yeah, 5-6 years is how long you should plan to live in a place. The transaction costs for moving/buying/looking etc., get paid off by about that time. I guess unless you sell for such a large profit that the transaction costs are negated...
@inthepost I am also super curious about this. I know that most yoga studios 1099 their teachers too.
@honey cowl Yeah..... this is along my line of thinking too.
@OllyOlly All of the above! After numerous awful experinces with DC cabbies I pretty exclusively take UberX/Lyft these days.
@j a y you're not the only one who feels like this.....
I love being a regular at a bar in my neighborhood. My favorite bartender routinely takes a beer or two off of our tab (don't worry, I tip extra!!).
@ladybug Also in DC, one of our landlord's did this as well. It was a pleasant surprise. Didn't realize it was DC law... will keep that info. in my back pocket going forward.
Agree with the above posters. Calling Syria a "useless boondoggle" is highly insensitive and appalling. I usually like her, but feel that her point would be better made without being so callous.