I need a no-spend January. Holidaze spending -__-
Careful, this dude might sue the Billfold for calling him America's most worthless human being!
@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?
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.
TEAM DIVA CUP. I have spent $0 this year on menstrual products because of my Diva Cup! And zero pad/tampon waste to landfills.
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.
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.
@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?
@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.
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."