On Get Ready to Bid on the Oprah Auction

There's nothing I love more than a good auction, but man, Oprah and I just don't have the same taste. For the most part, it's a lot of ornately decorated things from a lot of different time periods. Her house(s) must be overwhelming. I'm not a minimalist and actually like decorative "stuff" but it's just all too much for me.

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 4:33 pm 0

On Return of the "Good Guy Discount"

@EmilyAnomaly I kind of wish someone would do that.

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 12:18 pm 0

On Our Google Searches Reveal Our Financial Dreams

Travel and real estate! So many amazing houses to look at! This is reason #1 why I should (or shouldn't?) be a real estate broker. I love houses but would want to move into every single one! The internet makes it possible to look at so many aspirational houses without a lot of work.

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 4:15 pm 0

On Would You Work the Overnight Shift In Exchange for Free Tuition?

I would totally do that. My last year of college, I was working 40 hours, taking 15 hours worth of classes, I had a boyfriend, and volunteered in our campus photography lab so I could have access to it whenever I wanted to. I didn't sleep much, but it was 2 of the 4 semesters I made Dean's List so I guess I'm more productive when I'm busy. It might be a personality type thing.

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 2:34 pm 0

On What's Your Limit When Waiting for a Table?

25 minutes. I try to avoid places that don't take reservations, but the two restaurants within walking distance of our house that we really like don't have a reservation system and it's irritating. It would be nice if I could text them that I'm coming! That way they can still seat walk-ins but also I know I'm going to have a table when I get there... in 3 minutes.

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 10:47 am 0

On Stars: They're Not Paying Off Their Student Loans Just Like Us!

Mathematically, it probably works out better to invest and pay the student loan off over a longer period of time, but the non-money factor of stress was the biggest factor in our decision to throw money at the problem. We paid off $27,000 in 1 year and 3 months, split into two different pay-off periods- we took a break to save up for a vacation. Would that money have been better spend in an investment account until my husband graduates? Yes. But even my dad, who is a wealth manager, agreed that if the student loan was stressing me out, we should just get rid of it. We did, and I feel so MUCH better now that it's gone. That's not a factor that a lot of people factor in, but they should. I have way fewer panic attacks now that it's gone and I know we can start saving up for a down payment for a house soon (we're going on vacation again in May to a resort that I really want to stay at before we leave our state and it is $$$). Or another car, should it come to that when we move.

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 4:38 pm 0

On Do Do That 1 Thing That You Do So Well

I need to call in a prescription to pick up tomorrow. I also need to change my retirement contributions because my employer has once again reduced benefits, but I'm really dragging my heels on that one because I'm so angry about it.

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 5:06 pm 0

On Paying For Ink And Intimacy

@NoName This did read extremely like an XOJane article. Good call! I couldn't figure out why it read so weird to me for the Billfold.

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 1:36 pm 2

On On Calling Your Employees "Partners"

@ronswansonluva I hadn't thought of that, so thank you! I was kind of being sarcastic because good heavens, do academics take themselves seriously (I work at a university. They annoy me to no end, but middle schoolers are just... not my favorite age group, though they're maybe on the same maturity level).

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 4:44 pm 0

On On Calling Your Employees "Partners"

@maxwelljd This is an insult to actual scholars everywhere.

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 4:25 pm 0