On Unnecessary, Compulsive Frugality

I too bought a toothpaste I didn't like, and couldn't throw it out. So, I used it to clean my retainer each day. It lasted a very long time.

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 5:41 pm 0

On The Cost of Camping When You Haven't Gone In 10 Years But Want To Be a Person Who Camps

@Susan Tidebeck Same here. Have 3" foam that I sleep on. Also keeps me warm on cold nites.

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 5:22 pm 0

On New Job Search Strategy: Create Fake Family, Get Higher Starting Salary (If You're a Man)

When buying a car, and sitting at the desk of the sales person, I guarantee you he/she will have family photos on the desk, facing you (not him).

Posted on November 7, 2014 at 7:16 pm 0

On "I survived the cancer but was fired from my job"

@sarahsayssoo If no one is living in a bedroom anymore, I view it as empty, thus a spare bedroom. And my question re amount of rent...if she is so low of funds that she's looking for a job in retail, she should be looking at all the ways to cut expenses, and having an apt with...yes, an empty bedroom...and where the rent can increase by $900/year, means to me that she's living in a pretty expensive place to begin with. And yes, you got me on filling out a job app for retail. I studied STEM, so am unfamiliar with that.

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 6:02 pm 0

On The Cost of Performing at a Comic Book Festival in Las Vegas

From the tone of this, I take it that you are disappointed that you didn't have more profit. Spending over $500 for a weekend away where you don't pay for hotel or flight seems like a splurge time to me. Paying for airplane wifi (instead of writing off line), buying water, eating meals at airports, spending $40 and $70 on two meals...

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 5:40 pm 0

On The Cost of Owning a Pit Bull in the City, Pt. 1

You took your 55# pit bull to a friends house that had chickens? You take it to the park with kids and other dogs? I see another article coming where you get sued...and claim you didn't see it coming, cuz you have the only pit bull that isn't bred to kill.

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 5:27 pm 0

On Money I Spent To Make Money Teaching Yoga

@Blackbird yes there are DVDs via Netflix and also at your library. I suggest to go to class. Don't be concerned you don't know what you're doing...everyone starts somewhere, and besides, it's NOT a competition. I suggest starting with a gentle yoga or restorative class, instead of a vinyasa class.

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:33 pm 0

On You Don't Get Wealthy From Saving

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:14 pm 0

On You Don't Get Wealthy From Saving

@polka dots vs stripes Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who Gotta Have...the big SUV, the bigger house, more toys...

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:14 pm 2

On "I survived the cancer but was fired from my job"

If she put her Harvard degree on the application, that was a foolish move. Ok to mention the degree 25+ years ago, but I think I'd refrain from saying where. Any guesses what the rent to her apt was, that landlord could raise it by $900 and she'd stay...especially having a spare bedroom?

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 11:33 am 1