On Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get For $199,000

I visited Portland ME for a wedding last summer and loved it so much. I'm sure this is a stock response, but I'm not sure about the winters, though.

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 12:01 pm 1

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

Perpetually, slowly growing my emergency fund. Seems like it's taking forever… Sept: $2275 Oct: $2571 ($250/month plus some money from my "Keep the Change" match) My goal is almost $7k (hahaha ugh) but my Mint goal is $3375, which I should hit by January.

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 5:32 pm 0

On Lunch Spots and Budgets

I almost always bring my lunch, so when I accidentally forget it, buying lunch feels like a treat. That's why I'm always so flummoxed by how BAD some of these lunch joints are. I feel like if I pay $8 for a sandwich it probably should be really delicious, and stuff like those pre-made Pret falafel sandwiches just aren't. They taste like nothing.

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm 0

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

Holy shit.

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm 10

On It's Heating Season In New York City

I'm pretty sure I have no direct heat in my basement apartment--just residual heat from the pipes that snake all around my kitchen and bedroom. That's why it's always cold as hell. And probably illegal! Whatever.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 1:39 pm 0

On Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get for $295,000

@Ester Bloom Seems cheap! Based on my limited knowledge, which includes the fact that my friend's father pays $26k/year on his extremely modest split-level in Bergen County.

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:31 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

I'd really like to stay in that woman's house in Detroit, if she's AirBnB-ing it. Living in NYC, I've heard a LOT of Detroit romanticizing lately. When I first got here in 2006 I felt like when I went to parties it was "moving to Berlin." Now it's "moving to Detroit." I'm curious about the city, myself, and it'd be cheaper to visit than Berlin...

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm 0

On Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get for $295,000

Wow, that Kentucky house! Wonder what the property taxes are like there.

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 12:46 pm 0

On The Price of David Sedaris' Briefcase in 1993, in 2014

I bought a pair of $140 Club Monaco pants when I got my first promotion, egged on by a friend of mine. They are very nice pants--I wore them to several important presentations--but first they fell off a hanger and her cat kneaded them, and then I lost some weight and they don't fit (and it would be a hell of a tailoring job to alter them). Still, I don't entirely regret the purchase, since I'd never owned "nice" pants to wear to important business occasions.

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 2:11 pm 0

On How to Make Buying Things More Like Having Experiences

THE BOX! THE BOX!

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 10:13 am 0