On Socialism: The Sharing Economy I Want

I have friends that routinely lend trucks to one another, my father-in-law is going to do some real estate law work for some friends who are both fostering a kid (with the intention to adopt) and pregnant- they need a bigger house, and our neighbors in New Haven all shared with each other whatever we needed, whether it was an egg or a vacuum cleaner. I think the sharing comes more from a place of community than socialism, though. I checked a book out of the library about the rise of the sharing economy (according to the author's blurb on the cover, sharing is becoming way more common), but I haven't read it yet.

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@ATF Oh this sounds like the BEST food weekend! Sounds amazing.

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 10:50 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@Tripleoxer Well done! And good luck with the blizzard (I may be slightly jealous).

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 10:48 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@LookUponMyWorks So proud of you! Keep going and going and going and you'll be able to celebrate another one!

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 10:45 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@PicNic Wow, that is impressive! All of it! But especially the $8.

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 10:42 am 0

On Act Healthy, Get Cash Back?

Our (work based) health insurance has an incentive program. We have to do a bunch of computer based... assignments, but we get $240 worth of things added to our health insurance if we complete them. I have a healthfund system, so that's $240 that counts toward my deductible that I don't have to pay. I think it would be more effective if they did track our steps or whatever, though, since all the assignments are done sitting on our butts!

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 5:49 pm 0

On Symbolic Purchases

@mirror_father_mirror Excuse me? I don't know if this was a comment that came out wrong or what, but people with disordered eating/anxiety about money don't get to CHOOSE their guilt. We're not LOOKING for things to feel bad about ourselves for and if I could make it all go away, I would in a heartbeat.

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 5:36 pm 0

On Shopping, Travel-Wise: Are You An Ester Or A Nicole?

Totally a Nicole here. I do a spreadsheet, too, color coded and everything. I also have a separate thing for dumb things that I always forget (laptop charger/deodorant/medication).

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 5:33 pm 0

On Shopping, Travel-Wise: Are You An Ester Or A Nicole?

@Lily I JUST added this to my Goodreads "Want to read" shelf last week! I need to request it from the library.

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 5:32 pm 0

On Symbolic Purchases

This is a wonderful, wonderful piece. As someone who struggles with disordered eating of a different variety, I've found that the relationship between food and money is such a weird push-and-pull. I can only really conquer one kind of responsibility at a time-either I'm eating a manner most people deem normal OR I'm controlling my money really well, but I can't do both unless I have a LOT of free time and am not working full-time. Congratulations on your ongoing recovery! Proud of you.

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 1:33 pm 1
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