The most valuable lesson here is INTERNET > MEAT.
Once the bananas are too brown to eat, they are perfect for banana bread or muffins or probably pancakes, too.
I'm graduating on Friday. This makes me feel totally awesome. Not.
@wearitcounts I offered!
@blahstudent The world needs more movies featuring HR employees who aren't just there to highlight how much the Creative Types producing the film think HR employees hate their lives/jobs.
The "everyone is living alone" tut-tut stories are going to have to duke it out with "all the young people are still living with their parents" tut-tut stories.
My heart just got so warmed! Congrats on all of it!
Hi - it's Lisa! As a follow up, I sent this article to my friend getting married in India and he completely understood my choice to not go. He even said that knowing I put so much energy into making the decision made him happy. Making him happy cost nothing.
By stuffisthings on Money and Lies
@Mike Dang Glad you're tackling this subject. I hope you will also try to speak to the idea that a big student debt load is not a financial death sentence, especially if you have a steady and reasonable-paying job and most of the debt is federal. My understanding is that as long as you're on time with payments, the SIZE of the debt doesn't much impact your credit score, and with all the programs available now, nobody should be paying more than 10% of their income for more than 12 years on most kinds of student loan debt. Also, because the interest rates are so low, it often makes sense to stick with your payment plan rather than pay your loans off in one go, should you have that opportunity. For instance, if a young recent graduate with a steady job and $50k in debt received a $50k windfall, there are many other, better things they could and should do with that money than wipe out their debt. We've got a huge problem in this country with the cost of higher education and the impact of student debt on the unemployed/underemployed. The fact that the Obamas only just finished paying off their student loans 8 years ago is in one sense scary, but in another sense it shows that student loan debt need not be a dealbreaker for a smart young couple trying to succeed at life. (Also, note that the Obamas earned $1.5 million in 2005 and $4.2mil in 2007, more than enough to easily pay off two Ivy League educations. The fact that they didn't until 2008 speaks to what a not big deal student debt is for otherwise financially sound people.)
I was so inspired after reading The Billfold's archives the other day that I wrote a blog post on how I manage my budget! This might be helpful for some folks? http://jessicamcleod.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/budgeting.html