On Deciding to Buy Renters Insurance

YESSSSSS! Seriously, the peace of mind is worth it. I kept putting it off, and then we got broken into, and I was kicking myself. We've been burgled multiple times since and I have been so thankful for insurance.

Posted on January 14, 2015 at 7:53 pm 0

On How to Survive a Networking Event as an Introvert

I can't lie, I hide out in the bathroom when it gets too much.

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 3:56 am 0

On Making Money in Real Estate: Crazy / Not Crazy / If Trump Can Do It ...

"I don’t really know anyone who does this, who puts money in real estate rather than mutual funds, who buys property beyond the property they need to live in." Tons of people in New Zealand do this. It's kinda messed up, getting rich by selling property to one another. "Besides, as a friend of mine argued recently, is it unethical to set out to profit from housing, which by some standards should be a universal human right?" I kinda personally think so, but I don't see this changing.

Posted on January 11, 2015 at 3:34 pm 0

On The Cost Of Things: Getting Your Wisdom Teeth Removed at 30

I managed to get mine done for a little over $1000. I am so grateful that it wasn't anywhere near as bad as I feared. Got it done on a Sunday, worked at home for 2 days, and recovered really fast. I was hoping I could get away with never getting them out, but ultimately the pain got too bad.

Posted on January 11, 2015 at 3:32 pm 0

On How Writing This Column Helped Make Me Rethink My Grocery Spending

We eat a lot, food is expensive where we live, and we like to eat decent quality. It hurts sometimes but it's worth it for us. $232 for one is totally reasonable! Seriously though, I see the lunches some of my coworkers and don't understand how they function. Those puny salads would wear off for me in about an hour.

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 12:23 am 0

On Whatever Happened to Overtime

At my first job at Big Media Corp I was hourly (the more senior staff were generally salaried) and overtime was awesome. Made pulling long shifts on breaking news days palatable. Been salaried at other jobs since.

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 4:04 pm 0

On What Do You Do All Day?

"Picking a subject that interests us is only one way to pick a career. I think it is equally, if not more important, to think about what we actually like to do all day." Yes, yes and yes. I am trying to get my partner to think about work/career in these terms (since he doesn't have a burning passion). Eg, he doesn't like to be alone, sit still, etc. Me, I am the total opposite (leave me in a back room by myself please!)

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 6:43 pm 1

On When Is It OK to Quit a Job Without Having Another One

I am the supportive partner in B. Joint decision, but still, it's been and still is freaking hard. Didn't expect the job search to last thins long.

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 2:57 pm 0

On On My Own: Doing a Personal Finance 180

I will also plug another blog: Poor Girl Eats Well :)

Posted on November 7, 2014 at 6:55 pm 0

On Love and Debt in a Nearly-Dissolved Marriage

Right now, I am the Michael in our relationship. Busy at work, supporting us both, feeling overwhelmed by depression about our future, trying to keep it together myself, not make him feel guilty and worthless for not having a job right now. Sadly I'm just not able to provide him with any emotional support right now, I don't have the capacity. This really resonated with me - thank you.

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:42 pm 0
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