On Trying to Pay Off Debt and Falling Off the Wagon (As We Do Sometimes)

oh man - I miss Logan's perspective on Billfold.

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:23 pm 1

On How A Sticky Note Helped Me Get Out of Debt

great job! what is it about crossing things off of a list that feels so good?

Posted on October 26, 2014 at 8:42 am 1

On Everything You Need to Know About Diapers, Part 1

Our daycare will do cloth diapers but let me tell you what isn't fun: getting handed a bag of poop at the end of each day.

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 11:14 am 1

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

"as is BYOD (bring your own device) at both major corporates and startups alike". This is true EXCEPT that companies usually pay the monthly bills on the cell phones, which makes it a win/win in the eyes of most employees

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 7:07 pm 0

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

@ronswansonluva very good point. I guess, beyond the personality issues at play in this article, the bigger question is 'what value do these new startups provide'? Not all existing industries will benefit with technology bolted onto it. High demand skilled laber jobs like tiling floors, electrician or plumbing work are already in demand. What benefit can a website like this add? Even in the case of cleaning services - what value are they adding? Are we (white people) really so helpless now that we can't operate a web search for a cleaner - we need a smart phone app?

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 6:46 pm 0

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

This bubble cannot burst fast enough

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 5:35 pm 2

On On Seattle and Small Apartments

What neighborhood?

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:17 pm 0

On 'Can We Talk Finances?' 'Not Tonight Dear I Have a Headache'

Don't feel like just because your money is making 0 in a savings account that you have to move it. If this is savings you really think you may need within a few years it probably shouldn't be in the stock market. Everyone has a different threshold for what they're comfortable with. Maybe a better strategy is to have an upper number in mind for savings (either a hard number or a 'x months of living expenses') and invest anything beyond that? Then it's all planned out and not a stressful decision point.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:15 pm 0

On Things I Am Looking For in The Mid-Sized City of My Dreams

@theballgirl I do a lot of work travel to Portsmouth and it is one of my favorite places ever!! Hour long bike rides along the coast, old forts and state parks, great restaurants and bars in portsmouth itself, beaches close by. I don't think it's very affordable though, especially compared to some of the midwest/southern places mentioned.

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 2:33 pm 1

On Things I Am Looking For in The Mid-Sized City of My Dreams

@twofish oh man, I loved Brunswick! Bonus points for a large collection of edward hopper paintings at Bowdoin

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 2:22 pm 0