@HelloTheFuture Thanks for fixing that Nicole!
Uh, can we talk about the huge hole in the "city you live in" question. You guys do know there are proper cities you can live in in America that aren't big coastal cities, right? And that just because you don't live in NYC/LA/etc doesn't mean you live in the suburbs or a rural area?
I spent about what I expected, but didn't do the grocery shopping I intended to do... Friday, I hung out with the kitten I was watching this weekend, but he hid from me the whole time. I ran to the store for some brownie baking supplies and grapefruit juice ($6). I made brownies, watched Her with my roommate, and went to be before midnight. Saturday, I went to a food forest fundraiser that my friend organized. The fundraiser was a ton of fun. I'd already paid for my ticket ($20) but I spent $5 on a raffle ticket. The night ended with a marching band performing around the bonfire while I laughed and danced with new friends. So good! Sunday: The open bar caught up to me and I was a bit hungover. I got a breakfast taco ($3.50) and watched many episodes of Gilmore Girls. I was just going to stay at home for the game, but my friend invited me out to this great french restaurant/bar. Everyone there was most excited about the Katy Perry halftime show which made for a humorous watching experience. Expensive though ($30). So, $45 plus the fundraiser ticket I bought last week. I'm going to spend another $30 at least at the store today.
My weekend is looking pretty busy (and expensive!) Tonight, I'm planning on getting some drinks with some friends ($15 or so). Tomorrow, I'm doing yoga (pre-paid) and walking to this great bakery for coffee and a pastry ($6). I'm having an afternoon picnic friend date (maybe/hopefully, my friend is being a bit flaky right now) and will probably spend $10 on snacks for that. I'm going out to dinner with my cousin who is going through a rough patch right now. It probably will be pretty inexpensive ($10). Sunday is my friend's birthday. I'm uncertain what the plans are, but they are usually expensive around her ($20?). Then, grocery store run ($30). $91, let's round up to $100.
@callmeprufrock What! No! I'm so sorry. What a putz!
I expected to not spend much money this weekend, as I was visiting my mom. But then... I did. Friday: Tacos for breakfast/lunch were $6. Gasoline fill up was only $20; very excited about that. I'd intended to head right down to my mom's after rush hour but instead had an impromptu fancy dinner date with my friend, $30, after running by her house to return a stud finder. Saturday: I got my oil changed, my state inspection done, and an engine clean for $94. Also made some delicious chicken soup with homemade stock and watched many hours of HGTV. It was a dreamy, freezing Saturday. Sunday: My mom and I put up the last of her wall decorations, including some small shelves I got her for Christmas. I ran straight to the grocery store when I got back to town, which added another $25. Total: $175
Hi 25 here and still avoiding wisdom tooth surgery. I'm terrified.
@callmeprufrock Good luck with the OK Cupid date! In my experience, online dating dates are only weirder than normal first dates for the first five minutes or so. Then, they are pretty much regular levels of hit or miss. ETA: I also have not met anyone super creepy or weird, for what it is worth. The weirdest dude was an anarchist, but also very nice and gentlemanly. I've had about the same paying dynamic as calamity as well.
Thanks for the feedback, everyone! I've been leaning towards the Capital One 360, but it's only 0.75% interest versus 0.99% with Ally. Which are both actually pretty low, so it doesn't make too much of a difference at the end of the day. @kentuckienne a lot of the bad reviews for Ally I saw were related to their car loans, but it still makes me a bit nervous to know the company acts that way at all, especially if I am not able to go make a scene in person if need be. @OllyOlly That sounds like a nightmare! At least they refunded you everything and admitted their wrong doing, I suppose. Thanks for typing that out a whole second time.
My 1 thing is to open a high interest savings account today. Still deciding between Ally (better interest rate, scary internet reviews, no branches) and Capital One (less good interest rate, I've had good experiences with them in the past, one next to my grocery store). Any one with Ally experience here?