On Overdrafting With Simple

Oooh Chase Quickpay. I love it most of the time. I can't send money from Chase to my personal account at another bank because I've forgotten my password. There's a security code that I (apparently) have in case I lose my password, except I don't ever remember getting a security code and I don't want to have to call them for it. I gave up and just keep my money in Chase.

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 3:07 pm 0

On For Only $2,499.95 This Deconstructed Sofa Can Be Yours

The real shame of it is that this could actually be a really beautiful sofa if you look beyond the papasan style chair pad. The frame has a lovely shape.

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 2:54 pm 0

On Chatting About Work Trips and Expense Guilt

@Katni Oh man, the magazines get me almost every time!

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 5:52 pm 0

On Chatting About Work Trips and Expense Guilt

@RiffRandell We have two of these machines in our building and I LOVE getting to be the person that makes it go from 12999 to 13000 to start over the next thousand.

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 5:52 pm 0

On Ask An Assertive Person, Vol 1: Discounts

@OllyOlly Maybe it depends on the size of the screw-up OR the price of the meal? Either that or I'm just really mean. A firm lunch sounds $$$. This was a catering order for (I think) $350?

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:38 pm 0

On Ask An Assertive Person, Vol 1: Discounts

Oh man, if someone screws up my order, I have no problem asking for a discount on my next order or a refund. Just recently I got $75 in Maggiano's gift cards because they messed up a catering order for work, and $100 back from Panera because they ROYALLY messed up an order to the point that some of my students couldn't eat anything. That helps our bottom line. The best discount, though, is the unexpected loyalty discount. We used to frequent a sushi restaurant about 1-2x a week and eventually they started sending us free appetizers. I miss that place. It was a tiny hole in the wall with GREAT food and I loved the owners.

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:24 pm 0

On Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get for $500,000

"BLACK WALNUT. BUTTERNUT VANITY. What are these, ice cream flavors?" I am now going to be on the lookout for things that could be ice cream flavors. Love.

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:19 pm 0

On Ask An Assertive Person, Vol 1: Discounts

@BillfoldMonkey I call Comcast every 6 months when they try to jack my bill up! Ask for a loyalty discount- they'll fight you but I've always gotten it in the end.

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:08 pm 0

On The Tax Man's Taken All My 1 Thing

So many one things! I thought I didn't have any, but it turns out I actually have like, 10, the most pressing of which is probably messaging my friend asking her if she wants this giant box of packing materials cause she's moving.

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:48 pm 0

On Paying for the Things You Never Fathomed You'd Pay For

The little silver Motorola flip phone (V400 or something like that, not the Razr) would be my perfect phone if I could get twitter on it. That phone was the BEST. I would be totally okay with going back to it. These new gigantic iPhones, though, may cause me to jump the bandwagon; there is no way I can fit an almost 7" phone in my dress pockets and there are times I do NOT want to carry a purse.

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm 0