On Two Weddings, One Summer

We all have so many questions about these two weddings haha. No food?? No vegetarian option?? I agree with everyone that these are pretty standard things at most weddings nowadays.

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:09 am 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: August 2014 Check-in

My Express store credit card (OH YOUTH!): February: $559.38 March: $521.17 April: $481.18 May: $391.66 June: $299.44 July: $205.45 August: $109.45 Will pay it off in September wooo

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 10:22 am 0

On Two Weddings, One Summer

What. Those are cheapest wedding costs I've ever seen. Last wedding I went to: 1. 2 hours away ($40 in gas) 1. Overnight hotel ($200) 3. Cash gift: $125 + card Total: $365 I did not buy a dress because my closet is full of dresses

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 10:19 am 0

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

@Mindful Riot I have about $90k in debt and I make somewhat less than that per year so I feel like I should somehow be doing what you are doing but continue being unable to do so!

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 3:38 pm 0

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

I am always amazed by these student loan payoff stories since I have a huge amount of debt. I am curious, does your husband have any loans? What is your combined salaries? I guess since I am only three years out of college and paying my loans steadily for two years but have not come close to throwing that much money at my loans each month, I am curious as to what factors helped? I get that you were frugal and lived like a monk for three years but are there things that weren't mentioned? I hope I didn't come off as accusatory. I'm just trying to do the same.

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:09 pm 0

On Link Roundup: Happy Marriage?; Telecommuting; How to Shop IRL

@HelloTheFuture I'm sorry! You seem so levelheaded about it. Was this who you were supporting through school?

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 1:19 pm 0

On How (Some) Women Dress For Work

I work in an office with no dress code (someone took the liberty of wearing shorts that show a copious amount of man thigh) and everyone dresses in flip flops. I just wear what I wear outside of work. I'm into fashion so it's lot of dresses, skirts, cute, fun things. I come from a business casual environment and was still overdressed. I'm just now WICKED overdressed and I don't mind it. If someone can "be themselves" by dressing casually, I should be able to be myself by dressing fashionably, which seems to overlap a lot with business casual. I don't get why you would think someone doesn't fit the culture based on the fact that they dress well.

Posted on August 25, 2014 at 1:11 pm 6

On Susan Miller on Salary Negotiations

@RobocopNixon I agree. They knew I was considering two other offers and the offer I chose decided that losing a candidate over $5k was a silly thing to do.

Posted on August 11, 2014 at 7:31 pm 0

On The Other Side of the Desk

I really liked this piece. It never occurred to me what it was like for people I was interviewing. I've interviewed maybe two or three dozen people but have actually interviewed with maybe six or seven companies. I was almost incredulous when they just started letting me interview lots of candidates when I was in my second job post-college. Up until that time I had only interviewed suicidal people in the ED which is very different than job candidates. ETA: I'm only three years out of college and I've been fortunate to not experience unemployment at this juncture so I didn't have the empathy that this writer has.

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 1:35 pm 0

On Let's Go Shopping for Health Care Plans! Pt 1

I used to work on HealthFirst's medicaid/medicare plans!

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 4:04 pm 0