On Weird Jobs Around The World

joki = slug in DC. Though slugs aren't paid, they get a free commute by agreeing to ride with someone who wants to join the carpool lane.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:32 pm 0

On Is It Weird For a Brother and a Sister to Share a Room?

I grew up in a tiny 3 bedroom house with an older brother and sister. As they were waiting for me to be born they assumed whomever had the "matching" sex with the new baby would have to share the room. Surprise! My parents put them together and I got a nursery to myself. As we grew older, we switched the arrangement, but I think this had more to do with which personalities could share a room without killing each other. Also- my parents were kind enough to give the master bedroom to the kids sharing a room figuring the more space the better when sharing tight quarters.

Posted on February 6, 2014 at 1:47 pm 0

On Deduct Your Yachts While You Still Can, Young Taxpayers

There's a lot of boat anger here? I don't get it. In DC, houseboats are one of the few affordable housing options downtown.

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 11:56 am 1

On Friday Estimate

host/hostess gifts: coffee or tea! they always seems to go over well.

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 9:20 am 2

On Goodbye Job Titles, Hello 'Holacracy'

I'm interested in how an organization set up like this would fire people who were incompetent? Is this a group decision? That would be nightmarish. If the lead link does not have the ability to tell people what to do, I feel like the "weak link" would get by easily.

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 11:56 am 0

On Let's Throw Some Money at Our Problems: December 2013 Check-In

@DebtOrAlive Have you tried calling the credit card company and asking for a lower APR? It works! Especially if you've been paying bills on time. I know it sounds too easy to be true, but as soon as you say "I'm thinking of cancelling this card for one with a lower interest rate, or can you just give me one?" They suddenly are very helpful. DITTO on the instagram envy.

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 10:35 am 1

On Dress Like You're Too Cool For The Job You Have

I think Chris Knight taught us this in "Real Genius".

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 4:10 pm 1

On Paying Extra for a Flight for the Convenience of a Better Seat

I had the same rules, UNTIL the io9 article on avoiding sickness on a plane made me vow to never sit on the aisle again. article here:http://io9.com/why-you-really-get-sick-on-planes-and-how-to-prevent-1471880458

Posted on December 3, 2013 at 9:23 am 0

On How Much Should It Cost to Fix My Shoes?

this sounds about right (for comparable work done in DC). it's the "worn down half of the heel, past the rubber and right down to the beautiful wooden sole." part that is costly. next time stop before it gets past the rubber. Just having the rubber heels replaced on two pairs of boots ran me about $40.

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 4:10 pm 0

On Interview With a Woman Who Wants to Pay for Her Boyfriend But He Won't Let Her

@WayDownSouth Agreed. I think she's also losing sight of the idea that his current source of income is temporary. So preparation/discussion about how to budget should be done now, not after she realizes too late that money spent on dining out could have covered his half of the rent when he's no longer able to pay.As you said, this isn't going to end well.

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 3:20 pm 2