On Two Friends Discuss Planning and Budgeting for a Trip Abroad Together

@readyornot I second Santa Teresa! You must, must, must stay in that neighborhood for at least part of your trip. Bar Do Gomez can be your local watering hole, and you will feel so magical.

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 9:29 am 2

On When It Comes to Your 401(k), Don't Just 'Set It and Forget It'

@nell Cosign all the way on Vanguard.

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm 0

On Brushing Your Teeth At Work

@ATF One of my coworkers once flossed AT MY DESK. Heaven knows I love the guy dearly, but it was a horrifying moment in our friendship.

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 2:48 pm 0

On Figuring Out Laundry

@Ellie Exactly! I have seen how they do the laundry at drop off places, and no thank you. Drop off might be more convenient but they ruin things!

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 9:45 am 1

On How Much Should It Cost to Fix My Shoes?

@Meaghano Yes! I love them! They are not ripping you or anybody else off, and they do excellent work. Sometimes it takes them a while to find your finished shoes, but it all works out in the end. I have to go pick up two pairs from them today, in fact!

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 9:41 am 0

On How Much Should It Cost to Fix My Shoes?

Based on your description of this husband and wife team, I think they are the shoe people I go to! Well, the glasses detail makes me think of the wife, at least. Greenpoint? Anyhow, if you wore your boots down that far, it will cost you. Heel taps alone can run about $20 at a good place, and the cheapo $10 job will have to be redone in about a week. So...

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 5:47 pm 0

On Another TFA Alum Has Not-So-Great Things to Say About the Program

@TARDIStime Cooking the books, post NCLB. You want funding for your school, you better have good pass rates. It's a sad legacy.

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:19 am 0

On Interview With a Woman Who Wants to Pay for Her Boyfriend But He Won't Let Her

@EM "We’re not married, maybe if we got married then it would be time for full disclosure." This makes me so stressed out! Surely that conversation should come before marriage?

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 3:26 pm 3

On Food Truck Tipping

@solongefarewell I have never, ever seen one of these tip jars in a grocery store in New York City.

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 1:11 pm 0

On Fried Dough Snobbery

Dough! They use very nice ingredients, so if you are eating it as a treat, who cares. Treat. Yo. Self. Also, shout out to Peter Pan, its excellent donuts, and legit mingling of all income groups. I have the best morning stranger conversations there.

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 11:57 am 0