On Agonizing About Vacation Expenditures

@HelloTheFuture Oh good! I've honestly checked this thread a few times today to see if you responded. The dreaded snack pack! Even a Starbucks ham sandwich is better! I hope it was filling and fulfilling!

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 6:15 pm 0

On Agonizing About Vacation Expenditures

What airport are you flying out of? Surely there is some airport food that is better than a snack pack but only $8. An airport chipotle kind of thing?

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:09 pm 0

On How a Microbiology Lab Tech Who Enjoys Saving and Hates Spending Does Money

What is the photo from? A cool female lab character that I don't know about? Tell me more!

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm 0

On "Your Children Deserve To Know What You Make" Uh OK

@Ester Bloom Mommy blog away! The people who are "anti mommy blog" always sound pretty "anti hearing about common things in an adult woman's life" to me.

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 11:43 am 2

On Reminder: Billfold Live Event Tomorrow, Jan. 28

I wish I could be there!

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm 0

On Hot Takes For A Snow Day: "Idle Hands Spend Money," Sandra Day O'Connor, Jennifer Senior, & More

@TheDilettantista "Probably needing help" is a completely different pill, that few people have trouble swallowing. The point about SDO being tone deaf is more about how she just assumed that people hadn't thought of the solution, rather than they indeed had thought about it, but can't afford it.

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 11:22 am 1

On Symbolic Purchases

This is so beautiful, Aja. Thanks for sharing

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 3:52 pm 0

On WWYD: "I May Have Just Fallen For My 1st Scam"

One time I "won a cruise" (I had entered at a very legit running expo) and was so excited. I put it on speaker as I grabbed my sister (who I would have taken) and they described all sorts of fun things, and asked us to choose different options (what kind of room? which two of these five free add-ons?) and we were both just THRILLED. We were sitting on my bed with the phone on speaker, holding hands and grinning wildly. Then they asked for my credit card to reserve the spot (and a $500 deposit) and I hesitated... and asked if I could get anything in writing first. They hung up on me. It was so sad.

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 5:09 pm 0

On Colorado Residents Did Not Consume Enough Legal Weed in 2014

Wasn't recently on the Billfold that we chatted about the myth of "revenues from bad thing X are good because they pay for good thing Y"? I think it was the idea of gambling revenue being used for schools to make people feel better about legalized gambling. But it's mostly smoke and mirrors, because in the end, sure, schools were getting all those funds but were getting less from other sources, meaning really only the on-paper source changed, not the actual budget. In the end, all gov revenues get spent on all things, no? Am I being cynical?

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 2:35 pm 0

On Parents Send Invoice After 5-Year-Old Misses Their Child's Birthday Party

A no-gifts rule seems more palatable (to my inner child) than a gift swap.

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:29 pm 0