On Who Lives In All Those Fancy Condos? Human Props & Nobody

Wait, they can afford $1,200 a month rent plus all bills and choose to live in this crazy police state of neatness? Guh? Why don't they just buy a house?

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm 0

On Riding the Chinatown Bus, and Considering Its True Cost

@madrassoup Yes! Why the hell is a train ticket from NYC to DC $140 one-way? The bus is $30. If they dropped it to $60 or even $80 I'd take it all the time.

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 1:41 pm 0

On Raising Kids to Trust People but Distrust Corporations

The fourth-to-last paragraph, last sentence has some broken HTML tags that cut out a lot of words.

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 5:50 pm 0

On Be The Financial Advisor You Want To See In The World

Most financial planners are old because their clients are old. Most people under 35 don't have any money to invest and/or are incredibly distrustful of our financial system. Younger financial planners aren't going to nab clients from established advisors -- they rely on new ones. But if the fields are fallow...

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 1:57 pm 0

On On the Scourge of 'Office Speak'

I am in frequent e-mail contact with corporate lawyers and I'm pretty certain they're all required to put "Please advise." in their signatures (which seems a tad ironic).

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 11:33 am 0

On We Are Still Paying $73.13 a Month For The Civil War

War is expensive?! Why didn't anyone tell us?

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 4:31 pm 0

On Overheard At The Coffeeshop: A Play In One Act

My understanding of this story is that there was an entrenched culture of illegal activity conducted with impunity and everyone was laughing at it. Is that right?

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 2:47 pm 0

On Illogical Economics (But Really Is There Any Other Kind)

Oh, it's made of environmentally-friendly plastic! That's like clean coal or hybrid diesel buses.

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 10:07 pm 0

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