On Everything You Need to Know About Diapers, Part 2

@NoReally @NoReally I think that both you and the author of the post of missing the intended connotations of "real" here. It seems to me that Kelly's Closet wants us to take the meaning that diaper pail liners were first thought of actual moms rather than a company coming up with the product and marketing it to them. Any connotations about "real America" or "real moms" is probably reading too much into it.

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm 1

On Jimmy John's Non-Compete Agreement Bans Employees From Working at Restaurants that Serve Sandwiches

@annev17 Non-competes are mostly unenforceable.

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm 1

On "Shortsighted, Cheap, and Unethical: Cash Only."

@SterlingCooper05 Erm, 5% discount for cash is cray, and I would never pay with a credit card if they gave me a 5% cash discount!

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 2:06 pm 0

On Secret Debt Threatened My Marriage

There is a big difference in interest rates for student debt vs credit card debt. Having high amounts, or even any, CC debt is a big problem, and the writer definitely needed someone to motivate her to get that consolidated into a loan with a manageable interest rate. Apparently, threats from her husband-to-be were the only thing strong enough to work, so it was a reasonable move on his part.

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 11:11 am 0

On Baby Carrots, Evil or The Most Evil?

@garli I keep a carrot peeler at my desk specifically because I hate baby carrots. As far as washing it goes, meh, I don't really.

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:19 pm 1

On The Cost of Climbing

Everyone who lives near a quality climbing gym should be grateful, as $60-70/month seems to be the going rate no matter the quality. For a non-air-conditioned racquetball court, I can pay $55/month for business hours access (3-9 pm on weekdays, which is pretty much a non-starter) or $65/month for 5 am to midnight.

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 2:25 pm 0

On The Billfold Book Club Discusses Helaine Olen's 'Pound Foolish'

@LanuHoos Yes, there is a lot of fuzzy math. The post also fails to take interest into account.

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 9:47 am 0

On Our Attempt at a $20-a-Day Budget

@theballgirl @Emily Kaye Lazzaro So... you are paying $6000 for a not-very-good budgeting class?! Or is it that you will essentially receive a double-exemption next year and this year will be kind of tight month-to-month? If it's the second case, fine, it's probably not worth it. But if you make a small enough amount of money for $500/month to push you to the edge, you have really got to figure this out.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 8:43 pm 1

On Family Plan Shame

I run the family plan for family. It's a good deal, and I think that the author of the article is foolish for not just paying her portion of the family bill. That said, for the family members who do not have a bank capable of sending automatic bill pay checks to me, or better yet, automatically transferring the money, it is kind of a pain. I find that I can only hassle people quarterly to not be a nag.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 4:01 pm 0

On A Call To End Birthday Dinners

@ThatJenn Why do peopple not understand that the customers hold all the leverage? You can pay how you want!

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 9:13 pm 0