On Friday Estimate

No real plans this weekend. I haven’t sewn anything in a long time so I might work on some stagnant projects. Probably do some cleaning around the house. Hopefully drop off some bags to Goodwill. I need to get coffee creamer and a couple other things at CVS, $10. I might order takeout tonight, $20, because it’s rainy and gross and I just want to get into bed because it has been a loooong week. Total: $30? Maybe let’s say $50 in case something comes up.

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 9:33 am 0

On Adjusting My 2015 Budget To Accomodate Freelancer Estimated Taxes

@HelloTheFuture so I recently found out that you're supposed to call xfinity every 6 months or so and ask for a deal. I had no idea! I called because I was going to be late on a payment and the woman was like let's see if we can lower your bill and I ended up getting like $40 knocked off my monthly bill. call them! it's annoying but probably worth it!

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 am 0

On Monday Check-in

I think I estimated $60-ish but only ended up spending $20 at CVS. I think I went to CVS every single day last week so my goal for this week is to not do that. I'm finally feeling better so did some much needed cleaning around the house. Nowhere near done but it felt good to be mobile again. total spent: $20

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:34 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@joyballz basically all the ice cream. I read that the average American eats about 20 quarts of ice cream a year and I was like yep, minimum.

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:26 am 0

On In Which I Answer a Question About Marriage and Finances That 'Call Your Girlfriend' Asked Us in October

I am single and have been basically forever, but I spend a lot of time thinking about how finances will work when I'm in a long term relationship (either married or just partnered for life - not sure if I want to get married). I have a lot of debt and terrible credit and think it would be the number one detractor for someone to be with me long term and combine finances. I have no advice to offer but I love reading everyone's responses and filing it away in my brain for a future date.

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:23 am 0

On HR Is Not Your Friend, But It Can Be A Good Sparring Partner

@meatballsub I wish! it's so hard to get hired at Harvard. I got an in with this job because I ran into a girl I used to work with on the bus and she worked here and I mentioned that I was looking. Good luck and I hope you get in! At employee orientation they tell us it's harder to get a job at Harvard than it is to get into Harvard as a student. Only like 6% of applicants get hired.

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 8:52 am 0

On HR Is Not Your Friend, But It Can Be A Good Sparring Partner

@meatballsub yep, in MA - it's Harvard! their tuition reimbursement is awesome.

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 2:31 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@ThatJenn so sorry about the dog, losing a pet is hard! And Happy Anniversary, I hope the two of you get to celebrate soon!

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 10:50 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@Stina oh I'm so happy your cat found his way home!

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 10:37 am 0

On Friday Estimate

Friday! Still sick, but I made it through a whole work week and don’t think I’m going to end up going home early today. I’m still planning on taking it easy this weekend until I’m totally better so it should be another cheap weekend. Peapod’s coming, but already paid for. I’m going to do a lot of cooking Saturday/Sunday. I need to drop off my laundry, probably $20. I also want to go to a little boutique on my street to get a birthday card and maybe a present for a friend, depending on what I find $5-$30. Probably a stop at CVS for more tissues, Sudafed, ice cream, etc $20. Estimate: $60

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:57 am 0