I think the advice like "set a budget", "have different accounts", etc... Is something Logan has heard and probably tried over and over. Sometimes this stuff just doesn't work. I couldn't change my spending habits until I face the problems that were behind my spending (trying to live like my friends, insecurity, feeling I deserved things like dinner out or iced coffee just because I had what I perceived to be a bad day). Figuring out why you're doing these things and working on those issues, not on the action of spending money, really is the only way to fix this. I'm rooting for you Logan. I've been there and this might sound dramatic, but it's a struggle everyday not to end up back in that place.
Ask them what they got the person who got them their job. Get them that thing.
I think I did something dumb, but I'm not sure. I just got an Ann Taylor Loft card. It's the only store I shop at and I don't have any other store cards. I have one other credit card that I just paid off so now I don't have any credit card debt. I was at Loft buying a skirt for work and the clerk did her whole spiel about how I could save 20% if I applied and then she went on to say that they send out special email coupons, you get 10% off the first Tuesday of every month, and some other stuff. I thought about it and figured that since it's the only store I shop at, it would be worth it. I don't buy a lot of clothes to begin with, but I'd like to save money when I do. Loft always has crazy sales so now I'd be saving even more. This was a good decision right?
Take the job, it's not permanent, you can always quit if you get a job in your field. Just make sure you give notice. Don't ever not give notice though. You don't want to burn any bridges this early on in your career.
I suffer from this too. When I'm home alone eating rice cakes with peanut butter, I remind myself that it's just this one weekend and I'll have money to go out again soon. There are lots of nights out waiting for me when I can afford them.
@aetataureate This is the first I’ve heard of sexism being involved with vocal fry, so yes, I guess I do need to do some reading. But there wasn’t any sexism in my comment at all. I’m really put off that Mallory attacked me like this for no reason so I’m just going to stop reading and commenting on this site period because it’s not the first time she’s done this to me. If she would've explained vocal fry and sexism instead of attacking me, I would feel differently. But like I said, this isn't the first time she has done this and I've seen it happen to others. I don't read and comment here to be attacked. I didn't realize this was Gawker.
@emmy nope not even close to what I said
@TARDIStime Me too!
@TARDIStime I get annoyed when women talk like this in real life. It makes them sound stupid and when I read things written this way, the vocal-fry comes oozing off the page. I always imagine these posts are written in a high school cafeteria somewhere.
@Logan Sachon I kind of agree? But I think there are worse things you could be wasting your money on than food. A girl's gotta eat.