On How A Person With a Five-Figure Income Buys an Apartment in New York City

@pengu1n Yes, it does seem that the majority of authors/commenters are writers and/or people who work at non profits.

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 8:01 pm 0

On How A Person With a Five-Figure Income Buys an Apartment in New York City

@garysixpack Years ago the rule of thumb was you should buy less than 2.5 times your income. Buying $375k on a $50k income is crazy, to me. The mortgage would be at least $1500/mo + taxes + insurance, which would easily be over 50% of take home. And how do people who make $50k have $70k in cash sitting around? Saved more than a years (pre tax) salary? Life simply, below your earnings and sleep well at nite.

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 7:59 pm 0

On The Cost of Ghost Towns in Connecticut and Detroit

@annev17 Badly.

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 7:19 pm 0

On Reminder: the Billfold Book Club Is Discussing Chapters 1-25 of 'North and South' Tomorrow

@Marille Yeah, they picked quite a good photo!

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm 0

On Getting the Paper

I live in a small Oregon town and wouldn't pay the fee for the meager articles that are 1+ days old. But hubby likes to read it while eating bfast. Totally NOT worth the price.

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 7:19 pm 0

On The Cost of Calling Off an Engagement

@andnowlights We went to the county courthouse. Unsure exactly, but I'd say $200.

Posted on October 18, 2014 at 10:01 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

@RiffRandell I suggest if you are leading a lifestyle that a comment can cause a near heart attack, please re-assess.

Posted on October 18, 2014 at 7:27 pm 0

On The Cost of Things At My Annual Physical

@Wendy T I'm 54 and I've only had a gyno and dermo. Even though I'm in excellent health, earlier this year I got an Internist, which you will want to establish a relationship with when you're much older. When your body starts "breaking down", you will want one doc to go to who knows your health history.

Posted on October 18, 2014 at 11:41 am 0

On Jimmy John's Non-Compete Agreement Bans Employees From Working at Restaurants that Serve Sandwiches

A JJ just opened in my town. They don't have mustard or pickles (you can buy a whole pickle, though). So, my tuna sandwich had a lot of white bread, shredded iceberg lettuce, a couple super thin tomato slices, and thats it. NO comparison to Subway.

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 3:09 pm 0

On The Cost of Things: A Family Wedding in the DR

Ebooks from the library are FREE.

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 7:02 pm 0