On Do or Do Not 1 Thing; There Is No Try

My one thing is to make an appointment with an ear/nose/throat doctor. I've been putting it off because the provider is in another city and it will take 3+ buses to get there when I have the appointment.

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 4:59 pm 0

On Do or Do Not 1 Thing; There Is No Try

@ronswansonluva I use the mobile app and like it! I mainly use it to make sure I get plenty of calcium and not too much sugar, but it is amazing to see calories add up. Especially when your breakfast includes two Tbsp of peanut butter :|

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 4:58 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@Erica @mbl thank you both so much! I'm even more excited to go now :)

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 3:36 pm 0

On On MBAs, MFAs, and Selling Soft Pretzels in China

I had wanted to pursue an MFA but couldn't even afford the fee to take the GRE (I know it's not exorbitant, but I was extremely broke even after working two jobs). I don't really regret not going these days, though who knows how I'd feel about it if I had gone.

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 12:56 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

Aiming for a tame/low spend weekend. I realized that I started reading the book I'm on right now over two months ago (reading a page or two here or there, on buses usually) so I want to finish that $0. My passport finally arrived so I will be booking a flight to Montreal (any recommendations of affordable accommedations/restaurants? I will probably wait until Tuesday to buy my plane ticket though. Grocery run $25 and I really need to stick to that because I did the math and I only have $75 left in my grocery budget for the rest of the month. I also need to get quarters for laundry $20 and mascara $14, I think. I'll go to yoga at least once, and that will be prepaid. Total: $59

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 12:46 pm 0

On Monday Check-In

@BillfoldMonkey "$60 in the Target vortex" is the perfect way to describe what happens there

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 10:08 am 0

On Monday Check-In

I spent way too much money on food this weekend: Friday, made dinner with a friend, $56.62 Saturday, watched soccer ($0) and went to yoga (prepaid, $0) Then I picked up some things to make a fruit salad for an Easter gathering, $24.32 Sunday, dinner with a friend, $53.03, and then $37.71 for the season pass of Mad Men, since I don't have cable. Total spending: $171.68 "Is that all there is?"

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 9:18 am 0

On WWYD: My Parents Want My Hard-Earned Savings!

@j a y I see what you're saying with just giving them the money, but I don't feel like parents should be able to use providing for their child as some sort of justification to ask for money. Granted, it was generous that they were able to pay for LW's college and not every parent does this. I might be taking this a bit too much to heart though, because I had parents who would defend taking money away from me with, "well, we made sure you had health insurance through college, so you owe us."

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 3:31 pm 2

On WWYD: My Parents Want My Hard-Earned Savings!

I wonder if they are asking for this money *because* they know it exists, and perhaps "you don't pay rent so pay this lump sum because you can" is what the parents are thinking. The LW didn't mention paying rent

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 3:28 pm 0

On Return of the "Good Guy Discount"

@Christy does she take it personally when she's refused the discount? "You're not that pretty, no discount." Not that she isn't pretty, I just think that's pretty bold!

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 11:15 am 1