On Open Thread
@Carlos.Xavier I really enjoy 88 Orchard! It's...at 88 Orchard in the LES. Delicious and lots of light!
@Matthew Gordon@twitter or from buying new shoes allll the timmmmme!
oh my god the comments on that article.
I have three savings accounts for different goals and when I meet the goal and spend the money, I rename them for a new goal. It's so satisfying to see the money gradually accumulate. When I'm feeling spendy I transfer money into savings just to see the number tick up from like, 32% to 33% of goal.
@terrific They double-bagged my baguette yesterday. Aaaahahaha, I also removed it and was like, "Yeah, I can just carry this."
@jfruh Yeah, and if it saves you time and stress, I can definitely see this as a worthwhile expenditure, akin to having a cleaning service or sending your shirts out or whatever.
@faustbanana oh god insurance company bs is enough to make you doubt in the very existence of goodness in the world.
@Caitlin with a C Really good point about kids, especially. Kids are so, so expensive, and so vulnerable and so many things can go wrong and school and health and vacations and ... !!! Just thinking about kids makes me nervous about finances. So while I think this guy totally is rich and probably has some other anxieties that he is funneling into his money-nerves, I think it's pretty normal to worry about providing for your family in (what you perceive to be) an unstable environment.
@olivia Yeah...the maintenance seems like an enormous time and energy suck. My parents own a nice but not-well-maintained house in an urban area. They could afford it, but it was expensive. They put a lot of effort and time and money into it and now they are selling it not because the house isn't great (it's a truly great house!) but because the maintenance is soo soo soooooo much work. It's not just the mortgage, it's the lawn and the cars and the roof and the gutters and the refinancing and the EVERYTHING. It is a money pit. I imagine that having 3 houses, even if they are in tip top shape, would be three times the money pit.
Good job Looooogaaaan! My one thing is to drop my work shoes off at the cobbler so my heels actually have traction. I hate that sound the worn down heels make on the cement.