On Talking to Millennial Homeowners Who Just Bought Their First Home

Under 30, living in DC, currently apartment hunting. I know buying would mean a lower monthly payment, I think almost everyone knows this from the endless ads about low low LOW mortgage rates but most people don't have this part: "So we both have been saving for many years and are both fortunate to not have student loan or other debts. We didn’t do extra saving specifically for a house, but rather just realized that we’ve got the money now to move forward with a purchase."

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 11:43 am 1

On The Cost of Throwing Money at the Problem of Getting Sick

Have you heard of the Stand With app? It is a good way to direct people who are all "how can I help?" it was developed for cancer patients but works for a lot of chronic illnesses. http://www.fastcompany.com/3030134/most-creative-people/standwith-is-fuck-cancers-solution-for-people-who-ask-how-can-i-help

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 1:58 pm 1

On CA Money vs Midwest Money, & "Relative Wealth" at U Michigan

I mean, jeez it is not like they're millionaires! Or, they don't make millions, they just have assets totaling millions, which is different. Something something Hunter boots? That whole thing was a mess.

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 12:24 pm 2

On How a 5 Percenter in Los Angeles Does Money

@Daniel_anon Kindergarten is actually pretty low stakes. Especially with a stay at home parent, I'm pretty sure your kid will learn to read if they don't already know. But, it sounds like you're planning on sticking with selective private schools. Please consider how that builds a "foundation" of privilege and exclusivity.

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 2:54 pm 0

On How a 5 Percenter in Los Angeles Does Money

@halfheartedyoga I feel the same about public schools! Involved communities is what make schools work. I'm guessing this family isn't the only one in the neighborhood that send their kid to a private school considering they said they pushed themselves a little financially to get the house they're in (unless they bought the most expensive house in the neighborhood which is never a great idea). I wonder what the public schools would look like if all the people who actually lived there attended.

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 2:48 pm 0

On Mr. Biscuit's Rotten Summer

This was really moving. I'm so glad you got those pictures done.

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 2:48 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: January 2015 Check-in

@andnowlights Aren't the Roth limits $6000 for 2015?

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: January 2015 Check-in

@LookUponMyWorks Awesome!

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 4:25 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: January 2015 Check-in

@CeeEm Good work. Soon you'll have more in savings!

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: January 2015 Check-in

I'm paying off a student loan, hopefully by the end of this year. December 2014: $8600 Today: $7759

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 2:34 pm 0