On How Bad Does Your Landlord Have to Screw Up to Justify a Month’s Free Rent?

Ughgggggggghhhhhhhhhh I had one of these experiences too. Reading this piece and all the comments just made me so mad. I moved into a place, and the paint in the bathroom started puffing almost immediately. I complained to the landlord, and his response was that I was using the wrong shower head (the one that was already there when I moved in). So I bought a new shower head and changed it. Then the paint bubbles kept getting worse , and I got excuses such as, but not limited to, "you take too hot showers," and "the bathroom is small, you need to shower with the door open" (there was a fan that worked, and I already did shower with the door open). At one point, some kind of inspector came through the building for something and that lit a fire under his ass to "fix" it. All he did was scrape it off and paint over it. It bubbled twice more with him painting over it, until I got home from a weekend away for a wedding to find my bathroom ceiling in my bathtub. Frustrating enough, but I had been very sick all year, and after moving out post ceiling incident, I got much better. Turns out I'm one of those "canary in a coal mine" people for mold exposure. And I didn't document a thing, because I'm a dummy.

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 1:19 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: February 2014 Check-In

@Tatiana CONGRATULATIONS! That's so exciting!!

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 10:22 am 0

On Shopping at Actual Stores Still Beats Shopping Online

This is insane to me. Why would anyone buy things in a store?

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 10:20 am 1

On The Whelps of Wall Street: What It's Like to Work as a Junior Banker in the Post-Crisis Era

@ShermMcCoy it would be of interest to this reader.

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 6:27 pm 0

On The Whelps of Wall Street: What It's Like to Work as a Junior Banker in the Post-Crisis Era

I would love to read the book, but if I'm being honest, I'm not going to because I am lazy. So Mike, you can totally post the rest of your interview you cut out, because I'd love to read more (just not a whole book).

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 6:26 pm 0

On The Cost of Getting Strep Throat 2x in 1 Month

OOooh girl, twice in one month?! Brutal. Hope you're already taking probiotics and bathing in yogurt, or this is going to turn into "The Cost of Getting Strep Throat 2x in 1 Month, and then, Also a Yeast Infection." Jk about bathing in yogurt. Don't do that, that's weird.

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 5:49 pm 1

On Millennials & Diversity

@omgkitties oh man that was a sick burn!

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 5:05 pm 0

On Millennials & Diversity

@EvanDeSimone I'm right there with you. It's a totally plausible story line that one of said Girls would start budgeting because they read The Billfold and really turn her life around.

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 5:01 pm 2

On Millennials & Diversity

@boringbunny "there’s this whole story of what’s happening in America that’s basically just about what’s happening with white people." Oh my goodness, yes, you put it perfectly. I'm white and I don't even know how to relate, but I am definitely sick of it. It's so skewed, and it makes no sense in the United States in 2014.

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 4:49 pm 0

On Did You Hit Your Goal for February?

@Laurabean I'm glad we could help!! You're right, it's all about refining your approach. I think it'll probably a continual work in progress, but it's so exciting to see it grow! Especially on Mint. I love colorful graphs, I think that's the only reason it's stuck for me.

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 11:43 am 0