I'm leaving town bright and early tomorrow for a business trip ($0) and my wife is tagging along (~$500) so we tried to take it easy this weekend. Friday we picked up some cheap wine ($3) and did a little grocery shop ($32). Saturday we did absolutely nothing in anticipation of a busy week. Sunday I realized I haven't upgraded my sweater situation since I started making money, so I went crazy and bought two whole sweaters ($55). Total: $90.
Patagonia! I work for a results-only organization, meaning we're assessed by our work product, not by our seat time. I can work anywhere for any amount of time as long as I get my work done and my clients are happy. It's BLISS.
@Caleb --and again and again, and you'd give me that doe-eyed "why are you doing this?" look you always give, because you're such a Nice Guy, and I'd trip you again, merciless, cackling.
@Caleb If I ran into you in person I would trip you, and then when you got up, I'd trip you again, and we'd repeat that for a while until you started to cry out of frustration, and then I'd laugh and flip my hair and walk away. FYI.
I'm exact opposite. Cash is fun money, electronic money is real money. I think my (visceral) logic is that cash is self-limiting: if I spend this $10 on bubble tea, it's gone and I can't have anymore bubble tea. If I spend $10 using my debit card, I could theoretically have FIVE HUNDRED MORE before my money is gone, so I shouldn't tempt fate.
@beastlyburden holy bucket is that embarrassing or is that embarrassing?
@grobel judgey mcjudge pants
As a highly anxious person, I immediately and irrevocably latched onto my simple three-fund portfolio (all vanguard index funds) and I will never rethink it or doubt myself THE END
@Katni I'm in a Midwestern city and my building has the same set up, complete with open windows during -30 degree weather. It's not a regional thing so much as it is an old-building thing, I think.
@ronswansonluva omg someone pitch this PLEASE