On How a Canadian Working in London Does Money

This was really interesting. Thank you for sharing!

Posted on April 10, 2015 at 11:57 am 0

On Let's Talk About Philanthropy

@Marille I've been intending to donate in my local NPR affiliate's current membership drive; reading your comment reminded/inspired me to finally do it!

Posted on April 9, 2015 at 6:32 pm 0

On All the Internet I Need Is on My Smartphone

@halloliebchen My laptop has basically been non-functional for over 6 months now. I'm super adjusted to just using my phone at this point. It's easier to manage than I would have imagined... The caveats being that I have access to a computer at work and that I have a Roku device for streaming netflix/hulu/hbogo. That said, I'm about to buy a laptop seeing as I'm starting graduate school soon. That's pretty much a necessity. Honestly, though, I don't know that I would invest in one if it weren't for school.

Posted on April 8, 2015 at 2:51 pm 0

On Take The Billfold 10-Question Housing Survey

@HelloTheFuture Thanks for fixing that Nicole!

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 12:34 pm 0

On Take The Billfold 10-Question Housing Survey

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?

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 12:06 pm 1

On Monday Check-in

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.

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 10:15 am 0

On Friday Estimate

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.

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 10:46 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@callmeprufrock What! No! I'm so sorry. What a putz!

Posted on January 12, 2015 at 10:10 am 0

On Monday Check-in

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

Posted on January 12, 2015 at 10:09 am 0

On The Cost Of Things: Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed at 30

Hi 25 here and still avoiding wisdom tooth surgery. I'm terrified.

Posted on January 9, 2015 at 1:09 pm 0