The best umbrella is indeed no umbrella. My raincoat was $130 (though I got it on sale for more like $50, luckily) but it keeps me DRY AS A BONE (a dry bone, at least... where does that idiom come from?). I used to spend like, $100 on umbrellas every year because they break and get lost so often. Worth the investment!
Long story, but my little brother bought something online, mailed it to me, and now I need to mail it to him. (This somehow saves him money). But the package was delivered a month ago and I still haven't got myself to a post office to mail it to him. Poor brother! I'll do it today
Let's talk about the 15 minutes for clean up! Am I dirty? Do I not clean enough? My challenge to myself is to wash all my dinner dishes in the time it takes for my mug of tea to heat in the microwave (2:11) and while I don't always succeed, I sometimes do!
Sort of off-topic, but do many 'folders use Goodreads? I'd love to follow what you are reading, Ester (and everybody else!)
This post is so thoughtful and well written. More from Josh, please!
Also, the last comic on this panel. Javert is in the wrong musical: http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=288
When I had a year-long lease, I just gave my landlord (who lives in a different city) 12 post-dated cheques. Now I'm month to month and I send her etransfers from my bank account, but it costs $1.50 per transaction which annoys me. A cheque is about 30 cents, but mailing it to her is another 60 cents and the hassle of it all is much more than 60 more cents, so, I continue to e-transfers. But how does Interac have a monopoly on e-transferring direct from bank accounts? Is that just in Canada? I want Interact to have a competitor to force them to charge less than $1.50 per transaction. That's highway robbery!!!
I'm on track to save about 7,000 in 12 months... and this series makes me want to push a little harder and see if I can hit 10,000!!
On A Father-Daughter Duo Answers Your Questions: Should We Use Our Money to See the World Now, Or Save for the Future?
@honey cowl I don't know either, and it's nice to feel like I'm still welcome here and that the Billfold will eventually help me figure it allllllll out. I like that Meghan admits what she doesn't know!
I would love more articles about lifestyle inflation! It is HARD!