On My Spouse Confessed to $4,500 of Debt Right Before We Applied for a Mortgage

It's... kind of weird how Nick's wife doesn't have a name (or even a pseudonym) and isn't quoted anywhere in this piece.

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 8:14 am 2

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

@Cody28 Well, that's fucking horrendous. Not sure if you'd be interested, but there's someone at MSNBC who's looking to speak with current/former Handy employees: https://twitter.com/resnikoff/status/524994079088979968

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:48 pm 0

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

@samburger So, so embarrassing. So much so that he changed his name and removed his profile photo on Twitter. Too bad I screencapped it earlier: http://imgur.com/7H9XKyg (Oops. Edited.)

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:21 pm 1

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 2:17 pm 0

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

@oxygen008 How sweet of the Chicago GM of Handy to chime in on this! https://twitter.com/oxygen008 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/vikas-dua/17/498/68

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 10:23 am 8

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

Wow. Just... wow.

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm 0

On Witchy Feelings About My Index Fund

@ccq If I had any extra cash, I'd be shoving it into my IRA right now.

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 11:20 am 0

On 2013 Median Household Income is 8 Percent Lower Than 2007 Income

Like a lot of other people here, I've been on a pretty strong upward trajectory, but I imagine it's more timing. The 1999 - 2013 period covers my transition from freeloading teenager to entry-level doofus to experienced doofus. We'll see what the next 14 years bring. 1999 - HS. I worked at a fancy food store and made $9/hour, which, in retrospect, was incredibly good money for what I did. 2007 - I worked at a small arts nonprofit and delighted in my $35K salary. 2013 - I worked at a larger arts nonprofit and freelance hustled elsewhere. I think I ended the year just shy of $70K.

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm 0

On 2013 Median Household Income is 8 Percent Lower Than 2007 Income

@beet hummus @HelloTheFuture For a household, even!

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm 0

On Buying Power

Heather, your pieces are the greatest.

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 1:38 pm 2