On Why We Should Talk About Money at Work

I work for government. It’s nice in a way, because we kinda know how much everyone makes (give or take some differentials). It only sucks because I know I do much more complicated work than others and get paid the exact same amount (but the reverse is also true, others work much harder than I do).

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 9:54 pm 1

On The Case of the Missing Package

UPS said it delivered an MP3 player to my mom by putting the package on the front porch. I bought it from amazon around Christmas time. My mom was sitting chatting with her friends on the front porch the entire evening when this supposedly happened (this is southern California, if you were wondering about the weather). So it could be UPS never delivered it at all! Amazon sent another MP3 player anyway. They are good!

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 7:38 pm 0

On Income Vs. Expenses: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

you seem very together! thanks for sharing. may i ask how old you are? you seemed to have saved up a good chunk for retirement!

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 9:15 pm 0

On Do You Need to Give a Full Two Week Notice When Quitting a Job?

yeah. i recommend two weeks notice. it also depends on your relationship with your boss -- would she be understanding that you were unable to give more notice? when i quit my last job i gave two weeks notice -- however i was already on a vacation and got the call to start in two weeks that was not very flexible, with one week of vacation left. i tried to call my boss but she wasn't in. turns out her father in law had died suddenly. :( she was understanding though, everyone was very nice. i did good work and worked hard during my time there, and i don't think i burned any bridges...

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 12:35 am 0

On A Chat With a Woman Fielding Four Job Offers (Our Hero)

Congrats on the job offers! You are like an inspiration to me.

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm 0

On Spaniards Considering Switching to the 9-to-5

@stuffisthings does working more hours really make you more productive, though?

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 10:14 am 0

On Some of Our Problems With Managing Money

the author of the article actually seems like a downer and a jerk.

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 9:17 pm 0

On Access to Credit and the Poor

I think this is a great idea! I wouldn't have called myself "poor" but for a long time I wasn't make a lot of money. However, I kept my credit good and was able to cash in on getting lots of credit card rewards, 0% balance transfer offers, etc. that allowed me to really save a lot of money on interest and fees and even pay off my debt faster. I also like the savings accounts idea. I remember reading an article on individual development accounts and how they are helping low-income folks save for down payments on houses. I actually joined a mailing list but I never qualify for any of the accounts.

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 12:13 am 1

On And Here Is Your Open Thread

@LookUponMyWorks, sorry to be a paranoia-inducer, but if hackers did get your info & credit card thieves are opening cards in your name... then credit card companies may be encouraged and send you offers. i would definitely get credit monitoring! it's not very likely but i would check anyway!

Posted on February 7, 2014 at 8:32 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

i spent way less than i thought i would this weekend, yay! friday: lunch $7 dinner: $14.75 (for boyfriend & i) saturday: groceries $31.97 walgreens: $6.05 2 drinks & tip: $25 cab tip - boyfriend spotted the ride but needed $1 for extra tip sunday: two magazine subscriptions on sale (atlantic & ny mag): $10.98 estimate: $150 actual: 96.75

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 10:02 am 1