On It's Time to Do 1 Thing

As with the past 2 weeks, the theme of today's 1 Thing is "DebtOrAlive, get dat $$$." My financial aid offer letter came in, and I'm less than enthused. Time to take up the admissions director on his offer to "Contact [him] anytime to assist you." Well, I need an A$$I$T!

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 3:05 pm 0

On How Much Would You Need to Earn to Afford a One-bedroom in Your County?

@crane your neck Not quite. I had a bedroom door when I made <25k living in Manhattan. But you should be making that if you don't want to share a kitchen, bathroom, or living room.

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 1:07 pm 0

On The Best Places to Raise a Family (Or Not)

@Eric18 I think you misread my comment re. "maintain employment." It was not related to the robust economy (which, to be sure, hides the atrociously underfunded social services programs), but rather that a number of states (Texas included) lack any protections for LGBT folks from discrimination in employment. If it doesn't (or couldn't) impact you, I get why it wouldn't be on your radar. For others, it is. It far more than a matter of a state just being "more tolerant than people give it credit for." It's matter of making a living, being able to raise your kids, and maintain a family. This is not insignificant.

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 9:33 am 0

On Cap & Gown Fashion Inspo For All You 2014 Grads

I think I'm gonna need a bigger cap...

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:02 pm 1

On Alert: Terrible And Somehow Legal Private Student Loan Provision

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:57 am 0

On I Found Out My Male Colleague Made More Than Me

@Aconite Don't you ever stop.

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 5:56 am 2

On The Best Places to Raise a Family (Or Not)

@Eric18 I won't touch on your (or others') opinions of these cities but it's not quite as easy to slag off "political views" when they directly impact your ability to maintain employment, parent your kids, marry your significant other, travel w/o threat of being asked for your papers, or any of a number of issues. Politics, for better or worse, matter.

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:49 pm 2

On Alert: Terrible And Somehow Legal Private Student Loan Provision

Reason 631 why if you get student loans through a private lender, you're gonna have a baaad time. Can't pay for it with Direct Loans? You can't afford it. (I hatehatehate that that sounded so jquick-ian, but alas.)

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:09 pm 2

On The Best Places to Raise a Family (Or Not)

"If you’re priced out of boho Brooklyn, where should you go?" ...The rest of Brooklyn, like the rest of us? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 3:08 pm 0

On Our Dollar Bills Are So Disgusting

It's a shame our bodies haven't evolved mechanisms for identifying and destroying foreign organisms that we might be exposed to in our day-to-day lives. WHY HAVE YOU & YOUR NOODLY APPENDAGE FORSAKEN US, FSM?!

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm 4