On Job of the Day: Debt Collector

When I was in college I was told that retail/food service jobs were good experience for (certain) careers because you had to learn how to face customers. Maybe debt-collection jobs should be marketed to college kids as internship opportunities for learning how to negotiate. It could also teach them personal finance lessons.

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 11:04 pm 0

On The Widespread Popularity of HGTV

"There’s something truly American about watching people flip houses with the housing crash still lingering in our recent memory." Love that.

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:49 am 0

On Fall Haul

I went shopping this weekend, which I'd been planning on for a while, but I did think about the Fall Fashion post while I was in the store :) For $260 I bought, all on sale: -jeans @ Madewell (got an extra discount for bringing in old jeans to donate/recycle) -cotton striped long-sleeve tee @ Banana Republic -wool & rayon mixed media v-neck sweater @ BR -leather flats @ BR I tried on a bunch of other stuff but they were trendier pieces and I figured, if I really wanted them, I could find them at lower price points elsewhere. BR also gave me coupons to come back and shop in a few weeks, buuut I think (I hope) I'm good for now.

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 5:16 pm 1

On Tipping Housekeeping is Controversial? (No It Isn't)

I tip because I know the reality is that workers depend on gratuities, but then it's not actually "gratuity" it's just to get them to a living wage. Marriott is a multi-billion-dollar company; this campaign basically says that it can't pay its housekeeping staff just a teeny bit more, so it asks its customers to do so.

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 11:17 am 1

On Job of the Day: Silicon Valley Home Stager

@emmycantbemeeko Maybe the realtor staged it themselves?

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 1:13 pm 0

On AirBnb Ruined Our Lives and Turned Us Into Entitled City Dwellers

@happy_misanthrope Yes I noticed that line, too, and I thought about Hannah on Girls complaining about working at the magazine, only to find out her coworkers were accomplished writers.

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm 1

On AirBnb Ruined Our Lives and Turned Us Into Entitled City Dwellers

I like srmattew's idea. Or at least using some of the AirBnb income to outsource the housecleaning.

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 3:05 pm 1

On The Billfold Book Club: David Allen's 'Getting Things Done'

@nnlsbin re: apps i've used Wunderlist for a long time, and recently i've been using Swipes which is really simple (especially when programming a reminder for yourself). There's also Trello which arranges your list into boards. You can access all of them through their apps or in a web browser.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 3:44 pm 0

On How It Feels to Pay Off $70,000 in Debt

@Mindful Riot and you might be able to find the boots (like I did) at Nordstrom Rack and the like! Or on sale at the regular Nordstrom. And congratulations!

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 7:59 pm 0

On Why SF is So Crazy Expensive & DC/NY Are Better

@hoorayllamas agreed!

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 2:49 am 0