On Is Less Than a Year Too Soon to Switch Jobs?

"Applying and interviewing is a perfect way to gain more information about the organization. Ideally, you will apply and interview—and you’ll learn more about the job and organization and make sure you actually want to work there (e.g. that you’re not moving into another toxic situation that you will want to quickly leave)." Yeah, I think it's important to remember that you're interviewing the potential company just as much as they're interviewing you. Make sure you're a good fit *for each other*.

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 1:37 pm 0

On Going Off-Brand

I'm glad you validated my decision to buy a relatively pricey piece of luggage last year.

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 9:31 am 0

On On Doing Everything Right and Still Making the Wrong Decision

If I had the money and a car, I'd buy this place from you.

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 1:44 pm 1

On Who Pays Your Funeral Expenses If You Die in Debt

I still want my body to be used to grow a tree.

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 1:43 pm 2

On Monday Check-in

I estimated $25-$30 on groceries. Turns out, I didn't feel like going grocery shopping! SO I'll need to do that tonight after work. I did go hiking on Saturday, and despite the icy trails, I had a lot of fun! I stopped by the store for some hiking treats beforehand -- green tea, water, and granola/chia seed bars (Applie Pie Crunch?) -- and ended up spending about $8. I also had to put more money on my "SmarTrip" (ugh.) card because I was pretty low. I spent $20 on that. So all in all I met my spending goal but on things I didn't intend to spend money on. Count it!

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 9:39 am 0

On Friday Open Thread: I Didn't Yet Know About These Moneysavers

@lisaf "I swear by the stars, you're being such a Javert right now."

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm 2

On Friday Open Thread: I Didn't Yet Know About These Moneysavers

@the_famou_boat “these are definitely the Javerts of the world.” LOL

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@andnowlights One of my all-time favorite guilty pleasure cereals is rice crispy treats cereal. MMMMMM I really like frosted chocolate mini wheats, which aren't actually that bad for you.

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:28 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread: I Didn't Yet Know About These Moneysavers

1. Always sign up for/use supermarket loyalty cards. 2. The Sheetz loyalty card is totally worth it, and it's free! 3. Actually look at the weekly emails you receive from grocery stores. A lot of them will send you customized coupons for things you actually buy. (Again linked to your loyalty card.) 4. If you can be sure the money will be there, sign up for the auto-debit option on your student loan payments. I did that and it lowered my interest rates by .25%, but someone told me they lowered theirs by .5%. If you have a lot of loans, this will actually help you save quite a bit of money over time.

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:22 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@garli :(

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm 0