On Talking to a Millennial Homeowner Who Wants to Sell Her Home

@guenna77 Agreed. My boyfriend and I paid closing costs when we closed on our condo last year.

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 2:22 pm 0

On Shopping, Travel-Wise: Are You An Ester Or A Nicole?

That spreadsheet is ridiculously cute. Nicole, I'm sure you're one of those people, like me, who spends that extra-time-in-bed-before-getting-up planning what you're gonna wear for the day. (I guess, who isn't one of those people? Freaks!)

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 6:53 pm 0

On Open Thread: Parental Assistance

@lemonhead3159 I've never heard of parents buying a house for their kids in college before. It sounds like they did a bunch of things right! Super impressed and inspired for future family-planning, um, plans. What a cool idea. Also kudos to you guys for getting those scholarships.

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 1:11 pm 0

On How Living at Home at 31 Taught Me Nothing and Everything About Saving

"I feel like I’m living more in the moment now than I am for the future, and I’m okay with that." Guuuuuuuuurl. Now is *exactly* the time you should be living for the future. You're not in college anymore! Stop taking it easy on yourself.

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 4:19 pm 0

On The Trouble With Shopping for Swimsuits on Amazon

You can even sign up for emails from places like J. Crew and Madewell—they have sales all the time. (Literally all the time.) Sure, it's more expensive, but it's also way better made (and probably cuter, honestly) than anything you'll find on Amazon.

Posted on January 6, 2015 at 4:55 pm 0

On Okay, So Where Should We Move to Get What We Want?

@dollars¢s Thank you so much! That's so helpful. A neighborhood called Friendship—I love it. We'll look into these, for sure!

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 10:51 am 0

On Okay, So Where Should We Move to Get What We Want?

@dollars¢s My BF and I are talking about moving to Pittsburgh! I've never been there and he's only visited a few times. Can you recommend a couple neighborhoods to check out?

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 4:31 pm 0

On Simulating Wealth and Poverty in Junior High

This is great.

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:28 pm 0

On Zillow Is My Pinterest: On Buying A House Before 30

LEXIE! HI! It's Maddie, from Knox! I was so pleasantly surprised to see your byline! Good luck with your home-finding adventures—it sounds like you've got a really great start!!! My boyfriend and I are talking about our next place and he's OBSESSED with sending me postings from Zillow and Redfin—it's a nutty process. But I'm sure you'll find something awesome. (And decorate it fabulously with your superb taste.) Can't wait to read the next installment!! :D

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 3:26 pm 0

On Eating Thanksgiving Dinner in a 30-minute Meal Break at Kmart Is...

@MemphisBlues I agree, we live in a consumer-oriented culture—one that puts undue stress upon those forced to peddle to the consumers. I just don't see why Black Friday and its kin are a necessity, simply because the demand is there. Demands can change. In this situation I think they should, for social and moral reasons. Of course, that's simply my opinion, and you're entitled to your own.

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 6:25 pm 0