On How Living at Home at 31 Taught Me Nothing and Everything About Saving

@j a y OMG so would mine, and I haven't because I know it's a Venus flytrap of cushy extended adolescence I would perhaps never fully escape.

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 4:34 pm 0

On How Living at Home at 31 Taught Me Nothing and Everything About Saving

@gyip It's pretty common in some countries of Europe for adults to live at home until they get married/buy their own place, and this is enough of an issue that when I lived in Ireland, there was a bank that designed a whole ad campaign around it for their mortgage services. The setup was a couple making out in a cab after a night out, with the woman thinking, "Please don't be home, please don't be home..."

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 2:44 pm 0

On Brown Bagging It

The Chinese people at my work have mastered the art of lunch: potluck! Everyone cooks something and brings it, they all eat together at the big table in the sample room. It looks, smells, and sounds like a great time. Sadly, I'm never invited to participate. Those of us not in that lunch circle will go out for takeout but only eat half and save the rest for the next day.

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:45 pm 0

On One Is The Loneliest Number But Also An Okay Number Maybe

People like to make sweeping generalizations about what all children need, which is strange considering all children are individual humans with widely varying personalities. I have a doting, highly engaged, extroverted mom and I have always been a very independent introvert - it's led to a lot of misunderstandings over the years. You can never be the perfect parent or create the perfect environment for every kid.

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 12:06 pm 1

On A Billfold Book Review: Karen Bender's 'Refund'

That I will need to get another job and will have a hard time because of age discrimination.

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 7:34 pm 0

On Deciding to Buy Renters Insurance

Renter's insurance also covers you when something happens to your apartment that is technically your fault. For example - you go on a week-long trip, your bathroom window is open, there's a thunderstorm, water seeps into the floorboards.

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 3:45 pm 0

On Making Money in Real Estate: Crazy / Not Crazy / If Trump Can Do It ...

Yes, people do this - my parents did it with their retirement income and they are very comfortable. There are tons of great books out there on the subject. It is a viable revenue stream.

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 3:08 pm 0

On Thursday Night Dancing

I love everything about this Mike.

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 4:59 pm 0

On 5 Ways the Wedding Industry Is Plotting to Destroy Us

Some things I have learned from planning a wedding: - A lot of people have very strong opinions about things they will not be paying for - ignore them. - Nobody likes the dress you like until you buy it, and then it is the most beautiful dress they have ever seen. This is because a big part of how a dress looks is the fit, and sample dresses do not fit as a general rule. - Don't be bullied into inviting someone who is not on your guest list because they threw a tantrum.

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 4:53 pm 0

On 5 Ways the Wedding Industry Is Plotting to Destroy Us

@JNC Musings Factory "Spend on what people remember - a nice/convenient venue, good food, plentiful booze, danceable music and a dress you feel great in - and skimp on everything else - florals, rentals, paper products, favors, etc." SO TRUE! Venue, food, drinks, DJ - everything else is gravy.

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 4:47 pm 0