@Madge I completely agree. No one is saying "never go to a restaurant" but rather, going to a restaurant and paying the associated inflated prices has a cost beyond just the price of the meal. The $30 could have gone elsewhere, including on saving for a future away from being a wage slave. Ditto with other choices, such as living by yourself (rather than with roommates to split the cost with) or commuting a long way or living in high-cost area. This is the message I get from Mr. MM.
@ellabella Yeah but if you can't afford it, then you probably shouldn't be spending money on it.
So, is there just a giant room somewhere in the National Archives filled with gifts, just mouldering away? The only thing that appears to have been personally retained is a book from Mongolia.
I remember this magazine! I don't recall that I had a subscription, but my parents must have gotten a few somewhere and gave them to me. LOVED IT. I was one of those kids who was always scheming ways to make money and dreaming up kid-businesses so this was right up my alley.
@JanieS Or it could be that they haven't decided yet?
@hungrybee Yes, you write a card to the company's address and put "Attn: Interviewer's Name" on the envelope. I have always done this after I've had an interview. Is this no longer the norm?
This post is really sad on many levels.
@tussock Fellow econ grad here! And, based on your post, we had similar interests after college. I took the foreign service exam the state department might be a good fit with your interests. ETA: I just realized that, like, everyone just said the same thing. So, there you go.
"In my head, we’d already burned it down, collected the insurance money, and gone back to renting a squat in some crooked slumlord’s tax write-off." THIS. I am the same way with my house. Of course, after years of luckily repair-less living, 2013 has been a real doozy with all the shit that needs fixing all of a sudden, all at once.
Good advice. We are planning on using 1/2 to pay my husband's student loan and saving the other 1/2 which will likely be instantly gobbled up by daycare expenses.