On Places I've Lived: A Black Tub, Missed Sunsets, And The Original Airbnb

@annawiener you do you Anna.

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 12:28 pm 2

On How Much Should You Tip for Office Food Deliveries?

This is very relevant to my life. I panicked recently on one of my first catering deliveries, especially since the food was being charged to a grant, since 20% seemed like a lot. I left $20, but sounds like that was very reasonable.

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:17 am 0

On A Windfall

As someone with a dutch oven, burr grinder, and kitchen aid, they are worth it! Enjoy the new goods. As for the trip, someone else mentioned Montreal and I second that. I would else just check where Jet Blue is running some <$200 flights, as they always seem to be doing.

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 9:22 am 0

On A Windfall

@Allison I believe direct family members can give gifts of up to $14,000 a year without tax implications (Actually wait, doesn't have to be family -> Here WSJ)

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 9:14 am 1

On Monday Check-in

@Stina People often refer to an MBA program as B-school (business school), that is my guess.

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 11:55 am 0

On Tipping and Smiley Faces

Think of all the money I missed out on as a waitress! If only I knew what I know about about a simple :) My average tip size was usually a little over 20% (minus tip out to the bartender), can't believe for these women it is 28-30%. I guess that was 10 years ago now (holy smokessssss I never thought about that)

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 10:32 am 0

On Moving From Fast Fashion to a Few Quality Pieces

@aproprose I just want to say, don't be tempted by JCrew Outlet. The seam of a skirt I bought ripped up the back the first time I wore it, and a sweater also came apart at the seam after a few wears. I find the prices do not match up with quality, but maybe others have had better experiences.

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:53 pm 0

On When One Person Earns More Than the Other in a Relationship

I had asked for more 'why freelancing," and this actually was a great glimpse! Guessing it was more happenstance, but thanks Billfold.

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm 0

On Here Is Your Open Thread

@RiffRandell Would be worth googling whether it is good for a car in particular, but Goo Gone tends to be great with anything like this.

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 2:23 pm 1

On Here Is Your Open Thread

@painterstape My boyfriend and I have had great experiences with our Hondas. He has an Accord with maybe 175,000 miles on it. I have a 2006 civic with ~50,000 miles, never had any issues beyond routine maintenance for my car. I routinely get 28-30 mpg. My parents bought my civic certified pre-owned, so you get a better warranty than Carmax (which is only 30 days I think). Someone had put 1,000 miles on it and then sold it back to the dealer. I think a used car with low mileage is often a great bet.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 2:59 pm 1