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.
@ATF Oh this sounds like the BEST food weekend! Sounds amazing.
@Tripleoxer Well done! And good luck with the blizzard (I may be slightly jealous).
@LookUponMyWorks So proud of you! Keep going and going and going and you'll be able to celebrate another one!
@PicNic Wow, that is impressive! All of it! But especially the $8.
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!
@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.
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).
@Lily I JUST added this to my Goodreads "Want to read" shelf last week! I need to request it from the library.
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.