@DON SOLIDARITY IN HEARTBREAK. I'm fortunate(ish?) in that I knew I was going to do this so I could prepare. I moved all the pictures of him/us to a separate, hidden folder on my computer; got all of his stuff out of my apartment; wiped away as many visible memories of life with him as I could. This guy was actually the one who helped me quit smoking, so having a cigarette would have been a really nice FUCK THIS RELATIONSHIP gesture, except I still can't really afford to spend $10 just to make myself cough and vomit. Thankfully I don't drink so that whole cost was avoided, but I did indulge in a $50 trip to CVS for nail polish and expensive hair care products. We will get through this. Our bank accounts are another issue entirely.
I broke up with my boyfriend of 2 years. We live in different cities, and I didn't want to be an ass and do it over the phone, so I bought a train ticket to go out, have the painful conversation, and then paid too much for a train ticket back.(FYI, the total cost of a partially planned, semi-amicable breakup between DC and Baltimore is $40, including the cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee you will cry into while you wait for your train). So now I'm climbing Distracting Nip/Tuck Marathon Mountain as well as Don't Spend All Your Money On Expensive Desserts/Etsy Housewares/New Tattoos That Won't Really Make You Feel Better Mountain.
I'd walk into the Philadelphia Museum of Art and demand that they sell me Nude Descending a Staircase #2. DEMAND. That said, I've settled for the next best thing to buying art - getting it tattooed on me. 2 Warhols, 2 Duchamps, and a Dali are a nice little collection.
Imma let you finish, but The Kiss is the most dorm-roomed poster of all time.
By Megano! on Bankrupt at 23
She'd have to make over $100,000 a year AND still live at home? For $25,000 of debt? That can't be right.
This reminds me of a project I proposed doing when I was in college. A diet book, based 100% on the US Government's recommendations for food intake, called "You Don't Have To Eat The Whole Thing". I really wish I had written that book.
Long Island... so, obviously pizza and bagels. Done and done.
By jfruh on Target's Triple Threat
Um, let's not forget their terrifying ability to predict when you're pregnant.
I know people have mixed feelings about pet health insurance and I get the absolute absurdity of it, but I highly advocate for it in case of a huge vet bill. I currently use PetPlan and even though I haven't had to use it yet, it's a good safety net. It's pretty cheap, although I have 4 cats so it's not so cheap for me...This totally sounds like an ad but I promise I'm just a crazy cat lady with no affiliation to anyone!