On Which is Objectively Worse, Burger King or McDonalds, Sbarro or Pizza Hut?

One of my favorite weird things about Quebec (and maybe the rest of Canada?) is the prevalence of ethnic fast food chains--there's a Thai Express on every corner, Basha and Amir compete for the Mediterranean fast-food market (both have great mezze but shitty falafel), and the mall food court is full of Greek, Vietnamese, and Korean spots. Bonus: you can get a vegetarian (or even vegan) option nearly anywhere. No real Mexican food to speak of, though.

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:04 pm 0

On Family Plan Shame

I am not now, nor have I ever been, on a family plan. I came here to say that I remember when people used to pay $600 for a CELL PHONE, and I still can't believe that it's a thing that happened.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm 0

On 10 Ways of Looking at a Paycheck

@Sean Dailey@facebook Odds are good there are many small, poorly managed coffee shops out there...where was yours?

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 10:40 am 0

On 10 Ways of Looking at a Paycheck

@Allison I had a job (small, poorly managed coffee shop) where I had more than one paycheck bounce. The first time was my second paycheck ever there. The other employees said "yeah, that happens here."

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 8:41 pm 0

On How Much Should It Cost to Fix My Shoes?

@Sebastien Dimichele@facebook Imperial Boots on Bleury and Sherbrooke!

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 9:03 am 0

On My 1st Job: Magazines in the '60s

I just came here to say *read* The Best of Everything, READ IT NOW.

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 10:45 am 0

On How I Paid Off Nearly $80,000 in Student Debt in Less Than Five Years

@ECW I mean, I don't know what other kind of advice is out there, but that's why I'm not writing articles (ETA: or an e-book) providing negligibly useful advice about paying off student loans.

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 4:42 pm 1

On How I Paid Off Nearly $80,000 in Student Debt in Less Than Five Years

So the solution to paying off your loans is "get a job that pays a lot of money"?

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 2:05 pm 5

On On the Scourge of 'Office Speak'

Academia has these too! My hate-favorite is "To piggyback on that..." (meaning "to add to what that guy said") UGH PLEASE WE ARE ADULTS.

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 5:33 pm 1

On Flight Delayed? Get That Money (Or 75% of It)

@ThatJenn What is this magical device?

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 8:21 pm 0