On How Wizards Do Money: Neville Longbottom

Fuck, this is awesome.

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 5:55 pm 1

On Spending Three Years in College, Rather Than Four, to Save Money

@LookUponMyWorks Ditto - typical bachelor's degrees are 3 years here (can be longer if you do conjoint/double degrees). I've heard this sometimes works against expats who move to the US and get looked down on because of the shorter duration, but I think that's a little ridiculous.

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 5:16 pm 0

On Which Extinct Job Would You Be Best At?

I would've been absolutely screwed in any other era. I mean, MAYBE working in print media, but digital is where I excel.

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:55 pm 0

On The Billfold Book Club Discusses Helaine Olen's 'Pound Foolish'

@sallysitwell lurking New Zealander here :) Though from my Canadian friends I understand you guys have a much better way of dealing with unemployment than we do (not sure about other types of benefits though)

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:12 am 0

On Blame the Patriarchy For Your Lack of Social Mobility

Fascinating stuff. My grandparents from the little I know were not very well off. My parents have done really well for themselves - scholarships, professional careers, paid for house, not yet at retiring age but no longer working full time. I fear I'm going to not reach the level of success they had. Things in a lot of ways are harder and more expensive now, and I have married 'down'.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 6:02 pm 0

On Getting Paid to Write as Myself: How a Freelance Writer Makes a Living

Ghostwriting for clients with $$$ can be lucrative too! Maybe that's the next step for you.

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 5:27 pm 0

On What It Means to Be Professional

@zimm First job, most people were older than me (say about 10 years). Second job, a bit more diversity, a few more young people. Current job is mostly people my age in 20s and 30s (though I suppose it helps I've aged up a little bit and am now mid 20s rather than early 20s), and as Megan wrote, the older people here are still pretty hip!

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 5:41 pm 0

On Things In My Life That Are Broken (That I Am Not Paying Money To Fix)

Our 4 month old benchtop oven's door no longer closes all the way. I should really dig out the warranty.

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm 0

On Budgeting for Vacations, Other People's Weddings, and Other Summer Stuff (Yay Summer!)

I love/hate that a grand would pay for a trip to Italy. (I'm just bitter because I couldn't even fly to Italy one way for a grand.)

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 2:18 am 0

On Be Less Ambitious

You and I have reached similar conclusions despite having grown up in vastly different families. Mine had stability and enough money, and so that is my benchmark and I refuse to fall short of it.

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 5:34 am 0