Hey, congrats on the recent freedome. Just a note, OpenOffice & LibreOffice are do everything Office does and totally free. Unless you're an power user, there's really no point in paying for MS Office. And of course there's Google Apps.
My dad, who is excellent with money, always gave me this advice: pay yourself first. Put away 10% (or whatever you can afford) as soon as you get your money. Only then do you pay your bills and then have fun. I have successfully avoided this advice for several months now.
@nogreeneggs My gorgeous roommate gets free stuff _all the time_ and is genuinely surprised at how wonderfully nice everyone in New York is.
@Penelope Pine But her credit will go to hell for a decade and drag his down with it. Their data mining extends well beyond political borders.
How did you find the job at Shanghaiist? What job posting site did you use?
Giving them the attention they seek only helps them ignore what hollow husks of humanity they are.
@langedangereux You called your parents an average of 20 minutes a day for six weeks? Why weren't you out getting drunk like the rest of the 19-year-olds on study-abroad in Austria?
@stuffisthings I asked a bodega owner in Manhattan why a six-pack of Budweiser was $3 more there than in Brooklyn. He said, "Rent."
On Practically Free Mom-Endorsed Advice On Turning Your Frown Upside Down (Or at Least, Like, Bringing It Back to Neutral)
@faustbanana My mom offered to look at my OKC profile and see "what needs fixing." Whoa, boy.