On In Defense of CT (Again) & Rejecting Traditional Geographic Measures of Success

"All of those things come from Connecticut, and only one of them continues to have any potential to affect my sense of wellbeing." wiffle ball, right?

Posted on February 7, 2015 at 5:51 am 0

On All Right So How Should We Pay For College Then

There were many comments attached to the NYT article to the effect of "200k isn't rich where I live". That kind of thinking drives me crazy. If you make a ton of money and spend it all, it doesn't mean you're middle class; it means you've inflated your lifestyle to feel roughly average for your area. You're still rich. You can always spend all your money, but it's a choice.

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:29 pm 2

On Actual 2014 Earnings: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

Hey Nicole - just curious: what would happen if you told clients you wouldn't accept paypal and had to be paid through check or direct deposit?

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 7:00 am 0

On On Appreciating the Little Things, Especially Around the Holidays


Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:27 pm 0

On A Cautionary Tale About Generation Gig

This is small in the grand scheme of your article but I think you can save some cash on your phone bills. My wife and I switched to Ting and the bill for our two iphone 5's is 35-45 per month total for both of us. And I think you can go even lower on repbulic wireless if you don't mind having a non-iphone. We don't even notice the difference of not being with a major carrier.

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm 1

On How Wizards Do Money: Anthony Goldstein

wow - deep cuts

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 1:54 pm 0

On Dollar Guilt in the Land of the Collapsing Ruble

This is my platonic ideal of a billfold article

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:58 am 9

On Even With Healthcare, We Can't Always Get Doctors

I picked my primary care physician because his name was Dr. Mark John Ryan. If you have three first names I'm going to pick you - no exceptions. He wears a bowtie and is amazing.

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 9:32 am 0

On In Which I Help Economists Become "Un-Baffled" About America's Dropping Fertility Rate

@dromeda This TED talk from a few years ago illustrates your point http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you_ve_ever_seen?language=en As countries become richer and healthier they trend toward longer lives and lower birthrates. If it was a low, steady birthrate it wouldn't matter so much. I think what causes the problems is the rises and dips that causes large bubbles of people that get old and all need services at the same time (i.e. baby boom, now). I'm not too smart on this stuff, and this is just an armchair analysis, but it makes sense.

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 9:37 am 0

On In Which I Help Economists Become "Un-Baffled" About America's Dropping Fertility Rate

@annev17 agreed. I go to the cheapest place in town and it's 240 per week per child. So with two kids, that's just under 2k per month, WAY more than my mortgage

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 9:29 am 0