I love that you called your kid darling. More dads need to call their 20-something kids darling.
@cryptolect I thought it was: you always give a knife wedged deeply into a cantaloupe. No?
@lalaland Save like a motherfucker.
Mike Dang, you are the best. You are like the Dear Sugar of money advice.
Aren't we all forgetting the fact that this is ridiculous? We shouldn't have to pay extra money so that a thing that's not supposed to break all the time can be fixed when it breaks all the time. Wow, Apple. You've really got us there.
off topic: Am I the only one who thinks Logan's cousin is really good looking?
Thank you so much for this Logan. I consider myself a long time supporter of the arts, but I'm sorry to say that I haven't really given much thought to how lack of funding impacts the artists themselves. This was eye openning. And folks, after 12 years performing at the top of your field, 60K a year with no benefits is low.
@dotcommie "Click here for a slideshow of gold medalists we found at a different Olympics!"
I think a more objectionable quote is at the beginning: "And how many pairs of Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin could I afford if I was reimbursed for half of all the (much less fancy) footwear I’ve bought with my own money since I met my husband 15 years ago?" I'm going to throw it out there that many women - like myself - don't really dream about spending $800 on a pair of shoes. But you know what? My husband manages our money, and I'm fine with it. We go over the savings and investments once or twice a year so I'm clued in to where everything's going, and we talk it over before he makes any major changes, but he manages money for his job; why wouldn't he manage it at home? In the end, his account, my account, the joint accounts... it's all our money. I don't really care which account pays for my fancy face wash or his Amazon hardcover habit. We both have reasonable spending habits, and if we want to go out for drinks with friends or buy a new coat, we don't feel the need to defend it to each other. I guess my point is that having my husband handle our investments doesn't make me feel dependent or unfeminist.
I have to ask the "I don't have a credit card" people: You all know that no one makes you carry a balance on your credit card, right? That it's basically a floating no-interest 30-day loan? I mean, yes, racking up debt and interest payments are bad, but if you're disciplined enough to put money away and save for retirement and whatnot, surely you're disciplined enough to pay off your credit card every month?