@readyornot This is really well put. I think that the Do 1 Thing posts just feel so true to the *personality* of the site, and that's why people are reacting very strongly here.
This weekend will be pretty up in the air for me. Friday: $10 on lunch. If I make it to dinner with friends, maybe another $25 for food/margaritas, but I am so exhausted right now I'm not sure I'll go. Saturday: Hopefully I will stay in and do my taxes most of the day. Might grab a meal with a friend, $30. Sunday: Will try to go to a pilates class to use up my pre-paid classes which are expiring soon. I might go grocery shopping, but honestly probably won't because it makes me tired just thinking about it now. $65?
Logan, please keep doing 1 Thing posts! I don't even care if you continue to actually Do 1 Thing, basically it could be the same text every week as long as you keep coming up with clever/cute Do 1 Thing titles. They actually might be one of my favorite parts, or at least one of the most endearing parts, of the Billfold.
@bgprincipessa I've seen people float the theory that, given that Marty and Rust lie all the time in their interviews, it's possible there is some unreliable narration going on with the flashbacks as well. To me, that's really the only acceptable explanation I would buy for how Beth's story is presented.I agree with @therealjaygatsby's point to an extent, but I just don't see that explaining why she comes on so strong and has such a heavy sex-kitten thing going on. Maybe she does just find him attractive, but I smell misogyny on either the writer/directors' part, or on Marty's part. I just hope that it's meant to be the latter.
@forget it i quit Wait, how is it any more of a hassle than returning things at an actual store? When I order things online, I can either just leave the box outside my apartment for USPS to pick up, or maybe I have to carry it in to work with me and then drop it off with Fedex of UPS on my lunch break. Either way, it's not a separate trip the way it would be to go in to a store.
@ifwecantaloupe Oh my goodness I am so jealous. Two!! That is the exact number of kittens I would like to adopt.
I support their cause but I cannot support their use of 3D pie charts. Why do people still do that, WHY?!
First of all congratulations! Those all sound like awesome, well-deserved opportunities. I also wanted to say (partially in response to the above thread), that I really, really don't think that you need to justify not having much savings. $900/month in student loans is insane! I'm in pretty much the same age/income bracket as you, and was paying about the same towards my loans, and let me tell you, I was not adding to my savings much back then. Luckily I was making those large payments out of choice, not necessity (my minimum payments were much lower), and had built of emergency savings first. If those are your minimum payments, though, and that's on top of supporting your family, I think you are doing great.
Another huge Budget Bytes fan here! Beth, your recipes are slowly taking over my entire cooking repertoire. At this point, I would say at least 50 - 60% of the recipes in my regular weekday dinner rotation are from your blog! I also have come to realize that, in addition to the fact that they are fast, delicious, and cheap, I really appreciate that so many of your recipes rely heavily on pantry staples with only a couple "one-time" ingredients required. This obviously helps make them more affordable, but it also cuts down on the amount of stuff I need to carry back from the grocery store, which is a godsend for a car-less person!