On Fifty Nifty Small Town Rankings

The small town for Wisconsin has a crazy high median income for that geographical part of the state, but it's about 45 minutes from Green Bay, so I'm wondering if a Packer or two lives there? I know most of them don't live in GB.

Posted on March 5, 2015 at 8:42 am 0

On Life Insurance Ugh Why

Ugh this is probably my One Thing for the week. I had it for something like $1 a month through my old job and now don't have any with no job and it just ran out a few days ago. No kids or mortgage, just long term man partner and dog but I should get something so that in case something happens my parents could pay for services, etc without worry and then give some to my partner to help with the money sucking pup and my share of our expenses. Related side note: We had a neighbor pass away just before Christmas and she wasn't that old, just retired, and was single and had a dog. Relatives took the dog (there were a few neighbors who offered to adopt) and in her obituary asked for donations for her care.

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 6:44 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@nell My boyfriend bought a pair of Levi's that he loves, especially since he's got an atypical body shape for his measurements, maybe 6 months ago, and he has tried the grab and buy both at JC Penneys and the Levi's store and they changed the fit! It's been a sore spot in our house.

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 4:32 pm 0

On How a Woman Who Navigates the World as Her Own Savior Does Money

@OllyOlly I'm on a 2009 MacBook Pro that can't handle more than two apps running but otherwise still runs well. I've been driving my grandpa's 1998 Camry since 2008. It only has 165,000 miles!

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 3:15 pm 0

On Pay to Play (In the Comments Section)

@Stina lulz

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 12:06 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@Tripleoxer I'm glad you stayed back on Friday! And I had missed that you had found another house! Hopefully you won't have to unpack much before you move again.

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 10:21 am 1

On Monday Check-in

I think I finally stayed within my estimate! Just about every thing listed is for my share. One of us pays and then we add it up when we get home and split it, unless there's a pricier item only one of us is using. Friday was a quick run to get pizza toppings, and some laundry soap, $11. Made salad and Budget Bytes Skillet Pizza with sausage and mushrooms. Made old fashioneds, free, because we always have stuff for those. I think we just watched Friends? Saturday we had brunch, he treated. Then I got some gas, $13. At REI there were no snow boots left, at all! I guess I'll just wait until next season. I did get a really nice zippy hoodie that seems like it will stop wind but is super soft on the inside for half off that will be perfect for spring and fall, and I hadn't replaced mine in a few years. $65. Groceries, $16 and Girl Scout cookies, I think $8? We're working on trying to cook out of our pantry. Target, $10 for a new mop and some windex. How very adult. Costco, $11 for dog's drugs, yogurt, tomatoes and a sundae from the food court. We ate in and watched Chef, and couldn't believe it was only 8:30 when we finished it. Sunday I was going to stay in and sew. Ha. He got me to go to the gym with him, which I don't like to do because he spends way more time than I need to since he's training for a half ironman. So that was an hour and a half, and hour of which was waiting around. But then my old coworker texted and asked if he could visit with his kids since they were passing through. He also lost his job when I did and I miss him, so it was really nice to see him and his kids are great. Finally got some sewing done after they left. And spent $0! I think that comes to $124? I guessed $70 without boots and $170 with, so that sounds about right.

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 10:19 am 0

On Billfold Housing Survey: What Is Your Dream House?

@warrenlee I'm having a problem formulating an appropriate response to this.

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 7:04 pm 0

On Billfold Housing Survey: What Is Your Dream House?

@garli We would really like to move to a bigger or differently set up place, but we have a dog and we're not easily going to find something in our price range that accepts pets. I"m not going to be in a position to buy for at least year and a half but the dog is a huge influence on my wanting to.

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 2:18 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@andnowlights Ha - it looks like you're sort of spreading your estimates in commenting on everyone else's estimate! Maybe we can exchange emails in private on twitters to talk about etsy. I think it's a whole series of One Things that need to be done before I feel confident in going live. It's all in my head I just need to do it.

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 1:12 pm 0