On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: July 2014 Check-in

@andnowlights @Allison I have a savings account for the pup. I put about $30-40 in it every month. He gets blood drawn every few months and then the vaccines, and it just about covers my share. The man doesn't contribute and just takes it out of his checking and grumbles about it every time. Someday he'll learn. Also, pet insurance ftw. They covered $1500 of his $2700 surgery. He cost about $700 in the first week - adoption fee, food, kennel, leash, etc., various toys to try out and a Packers jersey :) Then the initial vet visit.

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 5:40 pm 0

On 1 Thing Is Ruining My Life

@PicNic that's the one I have my eye on! My sewing shop offers it as a class. I've got a "sewing queue" a mile long.

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 3:19 pm 0

On 1 Thing Is Ruining My Life

I feel like I am living my life in a series of One Things lately. Today's One Thing(s) is to call and make appts for the dog to have an x ray to make sure his knee healed correctly, to make his last PT appt, and to get his blood drawn for a thyroid test. If the dog could then start pooping money, that would be fantastic.

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 3:11 pm 0

On 1 Thing Is Ruining My Life

@PicNic yay for your new dress! I'm working my way up to a dress. I need to try a skirt first, I think. What pattern did you use?

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 3:08 pm 0

On How Wizards Do Money: Neville Longbottom

@HelloTheFuture My first thought was security. There's probably some way to retrieve their memories or information, not to mention you wouldn't want dark wizards showing up.

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 4:18 pm 0

On How Wizards Do Money: Neville Longbottom

@TheLifestyleCreep co-sign

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:04 pm 0

On Millennial "Earnings Hangovers" And How to Fight Them

@Ester Bloom @rhinocerita and buzzfeed would have had a gif for each suggestion.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 5:20 pm 0

On A Brief History of Being Unhappy at Work

@andnowlights I have a feeling I would drop 15 pounds without trying in a month if I got a new job. I stress eat like mad.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 5:12 pm 0

On A Brief History of Being Unhappy at Work

This. All of this. Every day I think of the premise from Office Space - what would you do if you had a million dollars to do whatever you want? For me it has varied, but it is generally buying a bigger house with a yard for a garden, room to sew, and a big kitchen to bake and cook and brew beer. I've figured out in the last year or so that I just really like to make and create stuff and "work with my hands". I just don't know what direction to even attempt to take it in, and then it just circles back to money.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 3:36 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@Stina Just about! I did some damage in there a few weeks ago, though, so I'm set for a little while.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 11:51 am 0