On Fifty Nifty United States Economy Rankings

@BillfoldMonkey MN also has a budget surplus, and all the legislators are talking about how best to give it back. And I'm like "No, keep it! Fix some bridges or schools or something! I'm sure you can find something to do with it!"

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 12:49 pm 0

On How a Times Square Spider-Man Does Money

This is great! More interviews like this one, please. :)

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:21 pm 1

On What Minneapolis Does Right

@Liz the Lemur Here's a link to the study on the racial equity gap in Minnesota

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 10:08 am 0

On What Minneapolis Does Right

The twin cities are pretty great. And this year we even have less snow than the east coast. :) They're definitely not without problems though - Minnesota has scored poorly on education gap studies many times over. Also - I stayed in the twin cites after graduating from college here, as did many of my friends. I've heard from others that it can seem intimidating for younger transplants to make friends, because it seems like "everyone already knows each other from college." But I'm sure they're exaggerating.

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 9:53 am 1

On Dessert Economics

If I'm budgeting for a meal, I will choose dessert over a drink with my meal 100% of the time.

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 11:09 am 1

On Survey: Does It Always Make Sense to Go for the Lowest Fare?

@Liz the Lemur A round-trip flight from MSP-JFK still brings the total to about $1k. *sigh*. (Though one time I did fly round-trip to CPH from ORD for less than $700.)

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 10:38 am 0

On Survey: Does It Always Make Sense to Go for the Lowest Fare?

@Liz the Lemur Upon further investigation, it seems that this is indeed possible. WHAT. Life Changed.

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 10:34 am 1

On Survey: Does It Always Make Sense to Go for the Lowest Fare?

For a second I thought that you had found a US-Norway round-trip flight for THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS and I was going to freak out. (And send the link to my roommate, whose S.O. lives in Sweden.) But it makes much more sense that it's an inter-E.U. flight.

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 10:29 am 0

On How Wizards Do Money: Arabella Figg

Damn allergies. *sniff*

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 12:15 pm 0

On The Cost of My NYE

Dinner: $25 (family style Nepali food) Bottle of champagne to bring to friend's party: Free (friend staying with me brought as gift) Karaoke dive bar with no cover: FREE and THE BEST Drink for friend (DD from party to bar): $5 Whiskey ginger for me: $5 Cab ride home: $14 (my share) Total: $49.

Posted on January 2, 2015 at 12:18 pm 1