@faustbanana I wish Sharon worked at Comcast.
@Kate The Muppet's parents are the ones who are incarcerated, the kid is comforting him!
By dirkbenedict on Tuition is Crazy But Can We Also Talk About How Some Student Loans Paid for Cruises?
Hm, maybe it's because I attend college at a state school in a town that isn't known for lavish lifestyles, but I have yet to see these crowds of entitled students blowing loan money on extravagant vacations and then demanding loan forgiveness. I feel like it might be a pretty unfair generalization, and I think it really detracted from the main point of the article. Because I am inclined to agree that loan money spent on motorcycles shouldn't be forgiven! But I found this article pretty obnoxious. Like, an article geared towards students, offering actual advice, would have been better. Or perhaps a slightly more impartial examination of how students are spending loan money.
@Blondsak - Is Wegman's the Publix of the Northeast?
@navigateher I know what you guys are saying, and maybe mom *should* get the book thrown at her, but the lack of empathy or recognition that it's perfectly normal for the letter writer to have an internal struggle over turning their own mother into the police strikes me as really insensitive. Life isn't black and white.
@KayleighS If he's going to describe the typical middle class household as an "exploding volcano of wastefulness" then yes, I think he's telling half the story about the problems they're experiencing.
@NoReally Kind of fucked up to act like "being a lady of the house" is, I dunno, a vacation? That she added no value to him?
@honey cowl Yes, this is a non-serious post written in jest (although we should all make an attempt to get fake white beards and pretend to be senior citizens to get movie theater discounts). Matt also wrote a fun, non-serious listicle about questionable theater plot twists for The Hairpin yesterday.
But to address the concern here: I've talked plenty about IRAs and savings tips and all that nitty gritty stuff before, and am sure to continue talking about all of that in the future and beyond. There are days when we have non-serious pieces like this one and yesterday's Shark Tank recap. There are days when we have very serious pieces, like interviews with a labor journalist, or a look at the personal finance industrial complex, or yesterday's conversation with a person living on $15,000. The goal is and always has been to have a balance of both.
This is basically how I feel when I look at my account activity from last week. Usually like "What bar was this I don't remember going to three different bars?"
Yeah but do you know how hard it is to live on just $20 billion in Saudi Arabia? I'd say he's pretty much middle class. Wait what were we talking about?