@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."
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.
@A-M Sorry to hear it :( Hoping you'll find something better soon!
@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.
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.
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.
@MemphisBlues it's feminist behavior because men like me dream about about marrying a rich spouse as well...
@eatmoredumplings Well, it's not like they can stop you :)
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'.
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!)