@lawyeryof Phew! I was worried about that after finally reading some of the fine print for my loan. I only have 6 years to go!
How did you get your payments so low! I'm on andincome-contingent repayment plan that has me at 3 times that for a similar salary. Also, warning, your forgiven debt load may be taxed as income!
Another cheap salon alternative is a salon or beauty school. They often give free haircuts and all you have to do is tip. If you're in Boston, the Dellaria at Kenmore Square has a salon school on Monday nights. Just call up and ask to make an appointment at the school. The stylists are a mix of people finishing up their schooling and those going back for a refresher. When I went, I chopped off about 10 inches to get a chin length bob and I love it. Short hair is the best.
stilltasty.com is another good site and actually breaks it down by type of food and how it's stored (fridge vs freezer). 3-5 days seems to be the limit for most perishables, so that fruit cup probably won't kill you yet. Though you might get sick.
Real Simple is the best for easy recipes, but I let my subscription lapsed because I couldn't take anymore advice on how to store my non-existent garden tools.
Oh that sounds marvelous. Mussels are so good and you can never have enough bread for mopping up the sauce.
This reminds of moving into my first apartment in college. Not 3 days passed before a crack appeared in the bathroom wall and water gushed out of it. Thus began a long and fruitful relationship with the maintenance staff of our building's management company. Seriously, people, call your landlord! They can be very helpful.
@Sarah H. Phew, I felt the same way! I didn't want to be too judgey, but damn, girl, look at your life; look at your choices.
Unpaid internships always make me think of this cartoon: http://bit.ly/LG2PMa. I think the value of internships depends a lot on the field your in and obviously the work you will be doing. Being a glorified gopher is probably the worst thing ever. I've worked two unpaid internships in museums that luckily were pretty great. The first was in college for a small museum's fundraising team. I mostly made copies, filed, stuffed envelopes for events, and updated the database. It was menial stuff for sure, but I got to know that copier inside and out and learned generally what it meant to work in an office. As a perk, I also got to go a couple exhibit preview parties. It may not be the most exciting thing on my resume, but it definitely provided me with some necessary experience. My second internship was much more fulfilling. I was in a graduate Museum Studies certificate program that required a 300 hour internship. I was lucky enough to one in the education department of a large museum. I hadn't had any experience in museum education and I got a crash course in it. I also worked on several major projects and after my internship I was hired to work one of the programs I had helped develop. So, I guess that is a long winded way of saying that I agree with the daughter.
Logan, I share with you my million dollar diet book idea. Do with it what you will. The "F" Diet: F is for financial/freegan. Based on a scientific study, researchers have found a new way to increase your bank account while decreasing your waistline! Save money by eating from the trash. Save hundreds on groceries and lose 25 pounds in just two weeks!