I have 2 name things- my name reads as masculine (I am female), and it is very unusual. I think it might help get me interviews in my female-dominated career, but that's just conjecture. People have varied reactions- asking me what my first name is, asking for the back story, etc. The worst was someone who said "What were your parents thinking?" Or, the most hateful thing someone can say here in the Midwest, "Oh- that's different." I appreciate it so much when people just hear my name and don't act like it's unusual at all.
Emergency savings goal: $7500 May 2014: $3,007 June 2014: $3,308 Savings for travel, etc goal is $1000 by August 20th May 2014: $372 June 2014: $572 (this was rough though, and I might have to use some to pay of credit card) I'm not tracking my student loans cause I can't handle watching it yet. But it's there, waiting, all $43k of it. I am paying on it, but I think at this point it's either holding steady or still going up a bit.
@crenb Nope- that's not sad. That's great! It is so easy to just spend that $50 on something instead of saving it. You did the hard thing.
I'm going to bring on your wrath by saying I've had these kind of thoughts about my friends. I've never said anything to them, but I've worried. And my reading of the letter is that the writer is worried, but expressing it in a judgy way. I've never worried that my friends will be good parents, but I've worried that they will have enough money to provide for themselves and their baby. I want them to be happy and to be able to live comfortably, and I know that kids are expensive. And it has always worked out just fine! But that doesn't stop me from worrying. And the letter writer never really has a WWYD question- they seem to be asking whether it's ok to have these thoughts. And I think it is. This site is about talking about how people manage money, and the writer is telling us how their friends do money, and her view on that.
@moreadventurous I also spend way too much time thinking about subject lines. I think it depends how personal you got on the plane- like if you were buddy-buddy you could put "plane" somewhere so she knows it's you and not some generic email. Otherwise, stick with something professional like thegirlieshow suggested.
@muggles I refuse to buy any shirt that has tiny pockets. They are useless, and are always terrible placed over one boob. Not a look I'm going for. And cap sleeves- some people look nice, but not this person. And now 90% of t-shirts have cap sleeves.
@andnowlights Thanks for the support. I'm not sure I'll go back to this person...I left with the advice to eat healthy, exercise, and socialize more. Thanks? I know those are important, but that's it?
I did a one thing, which was to wash the couch cushion covers. I was scared cause they're microfiber and I've seen conflicting things about whether they're machine washable. They're air drying now and look fine! And I think the stains are gone. In 2 hours I will be doing another one thing which is starting therapy. I'm actually kind of excited.
@Josh Michtom@facebook Don't worry- soon it will all be Icelandic yogurt.
Greek yogurt. More $, more protein. But do I need more protein?