On 'Can We Talk Finances?' 'Not Tonight Dear I Have a Headache'

I feeeeel yoooou. My dad keeps sitting me down and lecturing me about putting a chunk of my savings account into the stock market. Last week I went so far as to open a Merrell Edge account and a new bank account to link to it, but then there was a $6.95 trading fee so I panicked, shut down, and never bought any stocks. And if I sound like I have no idea what I'm talking about, it's because I have no idea what I'm talking about, because I glaze over with panic whenever he brings it up.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 5:06 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@RiffRandell I am super jealous that you got a trailer! I've been relying on the kindness of friends forever :( Owning a big enough truck is more the problem for me than the trailer, though.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:27 pm 0

On Monday Check-in

@Erica Thanks! We do have a reservation for the $25/a person deal at Moishes for Saturday night, so we will get to try at least one fancy dinner!

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 11:46 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@EmilyAnomaly I also made @ATF's bacon and apple risotto! I probably used 2 cups of stock and 1 cup of wine. Served it at a dinner party on Sunday night. Delicious!

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:16 am 0

On Monday Check-in

Pretty good weekend. Friday, I spent $40 on groceries and $20 on beer and wine for Sunday night's dinner party. I also went to the gym. Saturday, I went to the bank to swap some cash to Canadian dollars for our Montreal trip at the end of this week. I spent $1 at a yard sale for a cool jack o'lantern candle holder thing, and went to the gym and went riding. On Saturday night, my boyfriend and I went to see Jimmy Eat World in Providence. Tickets were bought long ago, but I spent $5 on parking, and he picked up the tab for our (awful) pre-show dinner. Oh, and I also needed gas, $40, and a coffee ($1) before the show. Sunday: Went on a donut quest in the morning. Ended up spending $20 on donuts and a few last minute grocery items. Spent the rest of the day cooking (I ALSO made @ATF's Bacon and Apple Risotto!) and cleaning. Hosted dinner for 9 people on Sunday night, which was fun. Total: $127. I estimated $100. Basically the beer, parking, yard sale, and coffee weren't planned for, but whatevs.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:15 am 0

On Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get for $295,000

@tw0lle That's absolutely insane. I pay about $2000 a year for taxes on a 3 bedroom house with a big yard south of Boston.

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 3:13 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

I ate 4 day old Pad Thai for lunch and now my heart is racing and I feel like I'm going to barf. Also, why would anyone buy a vacation home in Detroit? I read the article (okay, skimmed) and I still don't know the answer.

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:28 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

Omg, such a busy weekend ahead. Tonight, I need to grocery shop and hit CVS. $40. Then ride my horse, and make it to the gym before close. Saturday: riding, gym, and going to see Jimmy Eat World in Providence. Tickets were a gift, but we may get dinner before the show. $20. I also need gas, $40. Sunday: I need to spend the day cleaning the house because we're hosting our monthly "family dinner," which is really just when our friends come over for a potluck dinner and wine. I also have a lot of cooking to do. Total: $100

Posted on October 17, 2014 at 9:56 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@RiffRandell Thanks! I'm a powerlifter, so competitions are based on bench press, squat, and deadlift.

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 10:36 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@RiffRandell horse blankets are the bane of my existence right now...

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 10:34 am 1