On Think Of The Money I Could Make By Simply Ruining My Life With Airbnb

@OllyOlly I live in a Williamsburg zipcode but off a train stop that people consider to be another neighborhood entirely. My rent is $1300 for two bedroom. I split it with a roommate. We've had the apartment for going on 5 years now though. My friends signing new leases in the area are paying around $2000 for the same amount of space.

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 10:52 am 0

On How the Baby-Sitters Club Does Money: Claudia

Why does Claudia have to be an insolvent flake, because she was 'arty' growing up? Correlation, not cause.

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 2:47 pm 0

On Label Whoring at Thrift Town

Aw Beatrice YOU GO GIRL!

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm 0

On The Billfold Book Club Has Chosen: Suze Orman's 'The Money Book For The Young, Fabulous, and Broke'

I impulse bought this from my college bookstore sr year, probably paid for it with a credit card or student loan money, so i'm ready for this.

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 11:23 am 2

On Times I Thought I'd Go Broke: 2012-2014

That was nerve-wracking.

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 11:59 am 2

On How Much Would You Need to Earn to Afford a One-bedroom in Your County?

So just to be clear; this is the amount someone needs to earn to live ALONE. Not the amount someone needs to earn to live in an apartment.

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 1:14 pm 1

On Millennials Apparently Good With Money

@samburger I have a lot of funds in CDs, but I do that as a strategy to help me not touch it while I get together the minimum to open a Vanguard account. My funds are organized hierarchically according to use. Checking: day to day spending Savings: My paycheck is deposited in here and I pay rent out of this account, so I only transfer what I *really* need to checking CD: Emergency Surplus of cash I'm seriously not allowing myself to touch.

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 2:28 pm 0

On France, After 6 p.m.

@halloliebchen I answer work emails at 11 pm but I tend to do this strategically to make my boss maybe feel bad for overworking me. Is that passive aggressive?

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 1:51 pm 0

On France, After 6 p.m.

@Allison @readyornot Yes! The caveat is that your computer has to be ON and Outlook has to be OPEN for the email to send. I also use this for sending reminder emails to people. If someone says 'oh ping me in a week' I set that email up right away for a week later!

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 1:50 pm 0

On A Case Against Telling Your Coworkers What You Earn

I work for an organization where salary is very attached to the title someone holds. It fucking sucks when someone who spends more of their day instagramming their manicure or planning their wedding asks for and gets a promotion or title change because everyone knows that goes hand in hand with a decent raise. I've been advocating for a title change for myself for the past year, and I'm not going to get it, because they don't want to give me a raise. It's got to the point where my duties and responsibilities really don't match my title, and it's embarrassing to apply for Senior Management and Director level positions at other places when my current title is assistant manager. I'm sorry Mr. Markham, but your findings don't really sway me. Although I do agree that morale and salary go hand in hand.

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 1:46 pm 2