On The Real World Cost of a $22 Gadget

@Allison I pretty much only ever fly Southwest (#thathubcitylyfe), and I've always wondered why people get so up in arms over reclining seats!

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 10:38 am 0

On The Cost of Climbing


Posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm 0

On The Cost of One Resolution, Halfway Through the Year

@boringbunny It's probably a liiiitle unreasonable to feel used because your friends accepted your dinner invitation, and then...came over and ate dinner. Protocol for host gifts varies a lot based on age cohort, perceived formality of the occasion ... I always ask if I can bring something, but if I was told no, it would never occur to me to bring candy or flowers!

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 2:48 pm 0

On WWYD: Judging Friends for Being Broke and Wanting to Have a Baby

@Caitlin with a C WWYD: STFU

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 9:33 am 6

On Can I Give You $1,000 and NOT Be a Bridesmaid?

@ATF Thaaaaaat looks amazing! Do you see yourself and/or your fiancee processing in? Will your guests be formally seated? It doesn’t sound like you want an officiant; would it make sense to structure your “vows” more like a toast? You could thank your guests for being there/supporting you, say something nice about your partner? Or just do a reading?

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 4:59 pm 0

On Can I Give You $1,000 and NOT Be a Bridesmaid?

I think part of the problem is how opaque the costs are, and how much they can vary. It’s not like, when someone asks you to be a bridesmaid, you can say “Welll, would you mind doing a rundown of your expectations for your bachelorette party? Also, do you expect me to pay to have my hair done, because if so the answer is NO.”

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm 1

On I Went to Germany to Be an Au Pair and Get a Master's Degree for 1,000 Euros

This is INCREDIBLY tempting.

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 2:46 pm 2

On Do the 1 Thing

@moreadventurous "[Project Description] Opportunity - Followup"

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 2:07 pm 1

On The Extra Paycheck Club

I convert my bi-weekly pay schedule into monthly income and budget based on that (this works best once you're not living paycheck to paycheck). I would like to propose, for convenience, that we switch over to a system of 13 four-week months. Sure, it will be inconvenient to convert everyone's birthdays over, but it's an investment in our future.

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 11:37 am 4

On Hitchhiking: A Terrible Idea That Saves You Money

I’ve done some hitching to and from trailheads, and never felt sketched out or unsafe (maybe because I’m a brunette?). But I don't think I'd make a habit of it outside of very specific circumstances/communities.

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm 0