On "I Don't Believe in Owing": How James McBride Does Money

@Theestablishment It's reassuring to know that these fancy brand names aren't substantially better than my cheap clothing. Whenever I break a pair of $10 sunglasses I wonder, should I shell out for something better? Apparently not. Also, drink your wine! Invite some friends over and open a few special bottles! LIVE IN THE NOW!

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 8:06 am 0

On How To Get EU Citizenship, Country By Country

@chic noir Good luck! It's possible! I have the American coworkers to prove it.

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 3:39 am 0

On What Marriage (And Remarriage) Has To Do With Money

Ugh @ the author of that godawful article selling her services as a "Relationship Coach"

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:25 am 0

On What Marriage (And Remarriage) Has To Do With Money

@TheDoctorsCompanion Well, if only you'd learn to be less manipulative! I know, that's hard, as us women are naturally inclined to be just that.

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 5:24 am 0

On The Second Time I Lost My Life Savings

I feel like we've all had that One Roommate who tried (and succeeded) to coast by on the others' dime. They must be the same person who don't factor in tax and tip when putting down cash for a group meal.

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm 0

On Welcome to Kingston. Now Leave

@Tim de Christopher@facebook So... congrats for being born in the good old days?

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 4:55 am 0

On How Many Safety Nets Do You Have?

@halloliebchen Woo! Go Germany/Europe! You inspired me to look up Belgium's system and it's pretty okay as well. Fingers crossed that we never have to use it, but good to know it's there! I moved to France last summer but since I'm only going to be here a few years I'm still allowed to pay into Belgium's system. So I didn't have to start all over! Bless you, E.U. worker's mobility

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm 0

On Morning Reminder: The Billfold Book Club is Discussing the Second Half of 'North and South' Next Thursday

@bowtiesarecool Yes! During her lifetime, her books were published under "Mrs Gaskell" rather than her full name or a pseudonym.

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 12:18 pm 0

On Unnecessary, Compulsive Frugality

off topic but omg you guys! http://valleywag.gawker.com/handy-sued-for-being-a-hellscape-of-labor-code-violatio-1657889316

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 7:58 am 2

On Would Taxes on Sugar Make You Eat Less of It

I don't think paying 10 % more would have stopped me drinking soda, it's too addictive! Although I drank diet coke mostly. I eventually stopped for non-health related reasons (but -I know I'm being obnoxious- I do feel a ton better now). I wonder if the extra income from the tax goes back into making healthier options more affordable? This other article I read said it's going to "physical education and nutrition programs"

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 4:16 am 0