On How to Pay April 2015 Estimated Taxes

@CMD+click But hopefully it's a transitory state and eventually you'll be in a position where you have caught up and even mistakes will be met with: "This sucks, but I'll be able to absorb it with my emergency savings."

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 12:27 pm 0

On Gold Diggers And Deadbeat Dads

I think at some point, one basically has to say: "OK, this relationship is getting serious, let's have a starting discussion about finances." At least to test out the waters.

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 12:24 pm 2

On When the Punches Come Your Way

@A-M Sorry to hear it :( Hoping you'll find something better soon!

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 10:25 am 0

On An Interview With a Wealthy Retiree About His Taxes

@aetataureate it's a limitation of the interview format. Nicole doesn't really want to ask the subject about the details of capital gains taxation and there's not really a natural way to explain it in the interview. On the other hand many readers won't be informed about such things... Many will never have been taxed for capital gains or have unsheltered capital gains.

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 1:45 pm 0

On Convenient Cooking, But at a Cost

Yeah the only way I could see this being worth it is if you are looking to learn to cook. Then it's cheaper than cooking lessons and might get you into the habit.

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:37 am 0

On I 'Leaned In' at My Nanny Job—and Got Fired

Yeah, I totally missed the 3 weeks thing on first read. I don't believe you need to work any set period of time but you really need to know that your employer values you more than she did when you agreed on terms. And when you have a good thing (which it sounds like you did), well... you protect it by being especially conscious about appearing caring/honest/hard working. Also, it's an unfortunate fact that we're paid according to demand, and not what we need/want. It's like when someone tries to sell their house for a certain price because "that's what they need to break even". Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way.

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 12:27 am 0

On Dreams Of Being A Feminist Housewife

@MemphisBlues it's feminist behavior because men like me dream about about marrying a rich spouse as well...

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 10:19 am 1

On The Doggy Bag Dilemma

@eatmoredumplings Well, it's not like they can stop you :)

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 1:01 pm 0

On The Doggy Bag Dilemma

Not in a professional setting but otherwise give me my doggy bag!! I also see it as a health thing because if I'm not packing the leftovers I'll be eating it. Making it into two meals makes it half the calories! I'll actually eat a little less and be more comfortable if I know I'm going to be packing the remainder. That being said, I only pack my own food, I'm too squeamish to take others'.

Posted on March 9, 2015 at 10:34 am 1

On On Doing Everything Right and Still Making the Wrong Decision

Loved the article. Dreams can be so misleading... I guess it's important to do a test run before committing? (I maintain that winning the lottery would live up to the hype, though!)

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 12:54 pm 0