On Things I Bought in July: A Laptop, a Dress, Freedom

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.

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 12:45 pm 0

On I Always Spend All My Money And I'm Never Going to Change, Am I

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.

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 3:28 pm 0

On My Free Lunch

@nogreeneggs My gorgeous roommate gets free stuff _all the time_ and is genuinely surprised at how wonderfully nice everyone in New York is.

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm 0

On My Free Lunch

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm 0

On I Chose the Expensive Private University — And Got the Debt to Go With It

@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.

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 4:09 pm 0

On I Escaped the Permatern Life By Leaving the West

How did you find the job at Shanghaiist? What job posting site did you use?

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm 0

On I Just Spent 73 Minutes Scrolling Through 'The Rich Kids of Instagram'

Giving them the attention they seek only helps them ignore what hollow husks of humanity they are.

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm 0

On Money That I May As Well Have Put In the Trash, Burned, Made Confetti Of, Etc.

@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?

Posted on April 6, 2013 at 6:58 pm 1

On Why Is a Candy Bar More Expensive in Manhattan? (Some Theories)

@stuffisthings I asked a bodega owner in Manhattan why a six-pack of Budweiser was $3 more there than in Brooklyn. He said, "Rent."

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm 0

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.

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 5:01 pm 1