On Terrible Financial Decisions That I Have Made or Am Considering Making

I'm always glad to see a range of personal finance essays, and not just "I made all the *right* decisions, you should too!" ones. Everyone makes different decisions for different reasons, and it's all about deciding what's important to you. :)

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm 3

On Terrible Financial Decisions That I Have Made or Am Considering Making

@Katni MPLS is still 5 hours to Cedar Rapids... I think Chicago is 4 hours. People were surprised when I wanted to stay in the midwest for college, but flights are definitely part of it. And I've stayed in Minneapolis after college mostly because it's a great city. (I currently live in MPLS with family in Dubuque, IA).

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm 0

On We're All Shopping At Our Desks Today Right? OK Great

I wasn't going to do any shopping at all and then I saw that Loft has a 50% off everything (including sale) items. But I got sensible things! My current black cardigan has a hole in it!

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 3:17 pm 1

On Let's Manage Our Subscriptions

@moreadventurous CL ads of today: Wanted: two roommates. $600/mo each, hulu plus and hbo go subscriptions preferred.

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 2:08 pm 1

On How Wizards Do Money: Blaise Zabini

@HelloTheFuture Unless one becomes a Hogwarts professor. Or is that just getting married to the institution?

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 12:33 pm 1

On Eating Thanksgiving Dinner in a Restaurant is Cheating Y/N

I feel like it's only "cheating" if you consider the holidays a competition. Since they're not, whatever works for you and the people you celebrate with is fine.

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:31 am 12

On How Wizards Do Money: Lee Jordan

Here for wizards and witches on Tumblr.

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 12:35 pm 1

On American Girl Dolls Are Still Expensive (But Not As Expensive As They Could Be)

Augh Samantha's makeover frustrates me. The words on the "meet Samantha" page are "kind, loyal, and sensitive." While Samantha eventually became those things, she was definitely *none* of those things during the majority of her books. I loved Samantha because she was bossy and a bit uppity, and her character had a great arc. Basically I am here for the old canon.

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 12:22 pm 0

On Places I've Lived: A Sunporch, Next to a Elevated Train and a California Cottage

I saw the first apartment and thought MACALESTER! A friend lived in that apartment, in one of the sun rooms. Still a Mac house. :)

Posted on November 5, 2014 at 10:54 am 0

On Going "Gluten Free" is for Rich People

I haven't yet met a person who actually *can't* eat gluten (or suffers from any other food allergy) who is excited and wants their friends to participate as well. My s.o. has celiac disease, and he certainly doesn't try to force the gf lifestyle on me. When we cook meals together we cook just one meal instead of two separate meals, so I do eat gf fairly frequently. It also doesn't *have* to be exorbitantly expensive. We do indulge in gf pasta (and baking supplies for when I make deserts), which is pretty spendy, but otherwise he just avoids products with gluten. The substitutes are what make not eating gluten expensive. We just have nacho night instead of pizza night.

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 5:03 pm 3