On Vision Benefits

Give your eyes a break Mike! My optometrist told me to let my eyes have at least one hour of 'breathing time' each day. So don't get up and shove your contacts in immediately and take them out immediately before you go to bed at night. And update your glasses prescription too, it doesn't do your eyes a lot of good if you're switching to old, weaker glasses.

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 11:08 am 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: July 2014 Check-in

@samburger Whoohoo changing the first number! That is always a big deal to me and I hope it feels like an accomplishment to you.

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 5:52 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: July 2014 Check-in

@LookUponMyWorks That is a really good suggestion. I'd have to find the right candidate of course. My two best candidate friends for this are actually moving into a shared place together in a few months. I will think about this seriously. I just feel like such a trend piece - my student debt is keeping me from buying a house! Blah. It IS. And it is frustrating.

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 5:48 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: July 2014 Check-in

I have been so deeply annoyed with roommate life that I filled out the paperwork for mortgage preapproval which came back with a low-ish but not entirely discouraging number. So now I might be saving for a downpayment? Even if I only put 5% down with closing costs I still need to save $15-20k. That is half of my outstanding student debt! I should throw that money there! But then I wouldn't have a house (condo) or would have to wait for one. So Billfolders do I throw money at the problem of student debt? Or throw money at the problem of slowly being annoyed to death by DC grouphouse life?

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 4:50 pm 0

On The Year I Saved $10,000

@samburger Toasties!

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:52 am 2

On Expenses Relating to My Wedding That I Couldn’t Possibly Have Anticipated

@andnowlights Ooooh did you know it had been outsourced to China? I know people knowingly do that on Etsy which is cool but I would be pissed if I thought I was supporting a shop in my community and my dress was actually made in China.

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm 0

On Every Little Thing She Does Is 1 Thing

@highjump Oh I also named beneficiaries on my IRA which Vanguard has been bugging me to do. Stop reminding me of my mortality Vanguard!

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:41 pm 1

On Every Little Thing She Does Is 1 Thing

Did a couple of small nagging one things: -light banking stuff -wrote checks -uploaded photos I said I was going to upload Another one thing left: Look up hotels for upcoming trip. This should be fun but I'm traveling with other people so it turns into a long pro/con email chain that is kind of tedious.

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:39 pm 0

On How David Shapiro, Creator of Pitchfork Reviews Reviews, Does Money

Miss you Logan! Wonderful interview. I work in a white collar job around a bunch of people who have published or have a novel in their bottom drawer (including kind of myself) and I think this is an excellent response to a common concern! “Mom, it’s private. There’s, like, sex stuff. I mean, I’m 25—it would be weird if there hadn’t been any sex stuff in my life so far. But some of it is in the book. And we don’t talk about that kind of stuff.”

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm 0

On Soon We Will All Enter Through The Poor Door

@vanderlyn Oh gee, I don't know. There certainly has never been stigma about low/mid/fixed income housing in the past in major urban areas.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm 5