On Friday Estimate

Getting my haircut by a professional tomorrow for the first time in almost a year. $25 plus tip, $5? I never know about these things. Seeing Ryoji Ikeda tomorrow night. I bought tickets in September so I'm not counting that cost. Total: $30ish

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 9:04 am 0

On Monday Check-in

I didn't estimate on Friday, let's see how I did: Lunch at Chipotle (again) (I have a problem): $6.97 Groceries at Whole Foods: $31.34 Saturday I made almond milk pancakes (delicious) and @ATF 's Bacon Apple Risotto (I used way more than 1 cup of hot stock; it was tasty). Went to a roller derby bout, my SO paid for the tickets so I paid for parking: $10 Sunday I paid a medical bill I had thrown away over a month ago because I assumed my HRA would cover it: $9.16 Total: $57.47. Pretty reasonable.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:08 am 0

On Love and Nostagia for the Cheaper Stuff

In college, I really liked ramen noodles but didn't care for the seasoning. I would cook the noodles in water, throw away the seasoning packet, and pour spaghetti sauce on top. I can't explain it, but it was amazing. I was also dating a guy who would come over just for Easy Mac, since I always had a stockpile. Easy Mac>romance

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 8:21 am 0

On Love and Nostagia for the Cheaper Stuff

@Allison Yes to shapes! I like to think it has to do with the surface area to cheese ratio, and that's why it tastes better. elbow mac, boo. Target brand sport shapes, yay!

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 8:17 am 0

On 2013 Median Household Income is 8 Percent Lower Than 2007 Income

1999 - 9th grade! So awkward. Parents fought all the time, often about money. Amazing that this was when things were good financially for most people 2007 - working for $19k/year at a TV station; working every holiday and weekend. My rent was over half my net income. I contributed 4% of my gross to my 401k 2013 - working as an underwriter in default servicing. Making $36k plus incentives (less than 1% of my gross income). Crazy to think that my income almost doubled in 6 years . . . it didn't feel that way.

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:56 pm 0

On I Bought Some Jeans on Sale at The Gap And Now I'm a Person Again

I heart you, Meaghan. And going to stores right away in the morning is the best.

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:44 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

Tonight's plan is to sleep right after yoga since I have been not getting more than 4 hours of sleep a night this week, $0. Tomorrow I'm having lunch with a friend, $20, and then volunteering, $0. Sunday I will get groceries and decongestant, $50. Just got paid so I am putting $200 into savings. Total estimate: $270

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 9:05 am 0

On It Don’t Mean a Thing If You Don’t Do 1 Thing

My one thing is to write my portion of my 3 month performance review for work so that my manager can review and add her comments. I haven't even been in this job for that long.

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm 0

On It Don’t Mean a Thing If You Don’t Do 1 Thing

@Amanda M. I did this last weekend! Pretty fun and my apartment smelled great. My advice: don't be afraid to use salt.

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm 0

On It Don’t Mean a Thing If You Don’t Do 1 Thing

@Meaghano You could always send the rounting number in a different email from the account number . . . not a lot of extra security but some. If you have a deposit slip, you could give the routing number from that instead. The routing number on a deposit slip is often different from the routing number on a regular check. If you give someone the routing number from the deposit slip, money can only be sent to that account, not taken out. At least this is the way many big banks operate (so I'm assuming Chase would be the same as my bank)

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm 0