I've flown Spirit several times, most recently last month, and I've never had the problems people describe. It makes air travel affordable for people like me, so what if I have to buy my own water and shove my purse in my backpack? Not that I don't believe the stories, they just don't match my experience.
@Markovaa If that's true then I think it's a great policy, and badly needed.
@WayDownSouth Maybe undergrad should be free but you have to pay for grad?
Spending money on health is a good one. I spent money I couldn't afford on chiropractic but it was totally worth it because it made me feel so much better.
@honey cowl Yeah, I totally related to that one too. Before I got laid off I had a bad habit of stopping at Panera for a breakfast sandwich. Initially it was because their asiago bacon egg and cheese is amazing, but I kept coming back because the workers there are so nice and friendly.
Xkcd recently did a comic about the Adobe password hints, and mine was one of the ones listed! It's okay though because there's no financial information attached to that account. It uses one of my junk passwords. http://xkcd.com/1286/
I had an on-campus work-study job that was loosely related to my major. I majored in graphic design, but got interested in web design, for which my school had no program at the time. I got a work-study job in the web department and learned a lot there. One day my advisor suggested I use said job as an internship for credit, so I did. I didn't even know that was an option. Paid internship!
@deepomega Is it really that unusual? I have lived in two houses that are more than 100 years old, and neither has a subfloor. Both have basements. Also, I understand that you and @Jack Crabb are trying to help by explaining the right way to do things, but Rebecca said in her post that she isn't ready to spend a lot of money. Of course a subfloor would be better, and of course refinishing the whole floor would look better. But both jobs are quite an undertaking that require time and money. She's doing what she can right now, cut her some slack.
@Trilby Yeah, I had a friend who had two children and a deadbeat ex husband who worked under the table to avoid child support. She didn't have the education or skills for a good-paying job, and she couldn't afford a car in a place where you really need one to get around. So she worked at a convenience store and had random friends watch her kids. She couldn't keep that up forever and eventually had to quit her job and go on welfare because it was the only way to avoid paying child care.
@deepomega Offbeat Home had an interesting (post and comments) piece on this topic a couple years ago: http://offbeathome.com/2011/03/housekeeper It made me feel better about the idea, because it's always been my dream to hire someone to clean my house. I hate doing it, plus I have a bad back and am very sensitive to a lot of cleaning products and also dust.