On My No-Purchase November Adventure

I need a no-spend January. Holidaze spending -__-

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:43 pm 0

On Meet America's Most Worthless Human Being

Careful, this dude might sue the Billfold for calling him America's most worthless human being!

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm 1

On 'Maybe You Have a Rich Husband?'

@eatmoredumplings Yeah, sometimes I think about selling out and get a much higher paying job. Then I can donate some of my private sector ca$$h to the non-profits I like?

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm 0

On 'Maybe You Have a Rich Husband?'

This post resonates with me because of my low-paying non-profit day job (though great benefits). Low-mid 30s is standard in my line of work. I wouldn't have taken this job if my financial situation were unstable. Also, one of my co-workers told me that her professor at her MSW program (jokingly?) told everyone to "marry up" because two social workers can't afford living in NYC.

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 1:59 pm 0

On Low-Cost Ways of Entertaining Aunt Flo

TEAM DIVA CUP. I have spent $0 this year on menstrual products because of my Diva Cup! And zero pad/tampon waste to landfills.

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 12:55 pm 0

On Whatever Happened to Overtime

I supposedly get overtime if I work over 40 hours per week, per union contract. However, my set hours are 35 hours per week and if I work over 35 hours, I'm just encouraged to leave a few hours early within the pay period to even out my hours.

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 12:01 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

I didn't do an estimate and I spent so little! Such a good holiday long weekend. Wednesday: Thanksgiving/Friendsgivings shopping at Wholefoods for salad ingredients (-$29.83). Ate dinner at home before working a shift at side hustle (+$50?). Thursday: For Thanksgiving, I made a salad of parsley, pearled couscous, dried cranberries, and sliced almonds with the groceries from yesterday. The recipe is from Budget Bytes and I had bought enough ingredients for three batches (this is my favorite new easy vegan recipe, so why not). Friday: For Friendsgiving #1, I made the salad again, but with regular couscous. Saturday: For Friendsgiving #2, I made the salad again, with the pearled couscous. Sunday: Had lunch then coffee with friends (-$15) and worked side hustle later that night (+$50?). TOTAL: Spent $44.83 but worked two shifts, so made like $100.

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 10:49 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@apples and oranges Yeah, this morning (around 8:30AM EST), my Mint app wouldn't connect to the server and the Mint.com website didn't work either?

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 10:40 am 0

On 1 Thing Will Make You Jump (Jump)

@saretonin I agree--- don't go to the genius bar! If you have nimble fingers and confidence, you can replace the glass yourself for a fraction of the cost (buy the replacement kit via Amazon). The cheapest option is probably trying to find a groupon or living social deal for a store that does screen replacements.

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 4:30 pm 0

On On Living Cheaply in Los Angeles, Or Trying To

I enjoyed this piece and especially liked this line: "There’s a delicate line to walk, when you have a lot of privilege, between using what you’ve got, and being grateful for it, and figuring out what you have to do for yourself."

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 10:48 am 2