On Increased Income and Decreased Generosity

If you feel like you need to hold on to your money a little tighter you can always give your time to causes you care about.

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm 2

On Stupid Smarch Weather Do 1 Thing

It is SO nice in my corner of So Cal today. I hope you are going somewhere equally as nice. It was hard to come back inside after lunch. My one thing is to email an electrician and get some quotes for recessed lighting in my living room. It's one of my ideas for tax refund money.

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 4:09 pm 1

On On Being An OK Person In An Age of Personal Brands

@KJZ Ugh, I hate her for you. And her mom.

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 3:30 pm 0

On How a Social Worker in Kentucky Does Money

@HelloTheFuture Landlords and banks could pull it in the 90's for sure. As a teen (in the 90's) my dad was obsessed with me having a good credit score.

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 12:43 pm 1

On Taking a Different Flight in Exchange for a Voucher

@norawallis I used to do that all the time when I was in grad school going to conferences. I still do on work travel - our local airport is tiny and flights get moved around all the time so it's always plausible. They're already the airlines that fly in here so that's nice. I took about 4 free trips to Cancun that way. I also bought my dad a last minute ticket to his sister's funeral when he couldn't afford it on his own thanks to vouchers.

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 10:43 am 0

On Fifty Nifty Small Town Rankings

@BillfoldMonkey I know dude, I read about that and yeah. Not painting a pretty picture. The best part is that it's still only 85% affordable.

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 2:51 pm 0

On Fifty Nifty Small Town Rankings

CALIFORNIA: Kettleman City 85.9% of homes are affordable. Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco lies Kettleman City, a farm town known for its proximity to oil hotspot Kettleman Hills. The community also sits close to the California Aqueduct and the controversial Kettleman Hills Hazardous Waste Facility. I have passed through there. I do not want to live or stop there. Wikipedia confirmed that it's where two freeways meet in the middle of the state with not much else visually around so I've always wondered while getting gas what there is to do in that town.

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 2:10 pm 0

On Fifty Nifty United States Economy Rankings

I don't think there's a lot of people with high incomes living in Maine, there's a lot of people with high incomes with vacation houses in the pretty towns.

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 12:07 pm 4

On Life Insurance Ugh Why

@SnarlFurillo That's why my husband and I have it. Who wants to pay that with one income? Or if anything pay down the principal for a lower monthly payment for who ever lives.

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 4:47 pm 0

On Billfold-related Tax Deductions I Might Be Able to Claim, In Order of Whether I Should Actually Claim Them

@JaneA So we can all write off work induced happy hours? I'm in.

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:12 pm 0