On Chatting About A New Era

Although now we'll go back to Megano and Megano! confusion, which makes me a little sad.

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:50 pm 2

On Chatting About A New Era

Hooray! I'm so excited you are moving to Portland. PLEASE do an article (or two!) about the costs of getting set up there. Also, I know an awesome lady who lives there in an old church(!), if you ever want to interview someone about the costs of non-standard housing (and construction loans).

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 5:49 pm 0

On Zillow Is My Pinterest: On Buying A House Before 30

This is legit curiosity, NOT trolling: given your life circumstances are not in favour of you buying a permanent residence at this time, why aren't you using the excess cash from your auto loan to pay off your student loans? Wouldn't you pay less interest, and therefore save?

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 1:39 pm 0

On The Casual Is the Enemy of the Good

@grandma_nancy: That's SUCH a good point. I tend to get VERY hungry VERY quickly, and while I try to be cool with eating brunch at noon, the reality is that I need to eat long before that. Since for me hunger = boundless rage, I want to be casual, but end up acting like a crazy person instead.

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm 0

On The Casual Is the Enemy of the Good

@grandma_nancy: That's SUCH a good point. I tend to get VERY hungry VERY quickly, and while I try to be cool with eating brunch at noon, the reality is that I need to eat long before that. Since for me hunger = boundless rage, I want to be casual, but end up acting like a crazy person instead.

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 4:14 pm 1

On Airbnb: Bad For New York, Great For Me

So, ARE YOU MOVING TO PORTLAND? The CNN city cost of living calculator says that housing is 51% less than NY, and groceries are 11% less...

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 2:16 pm 0

On Why Don't American Women Bike To Work?

I bike to work! I'm in Seattle, which works pretty hard to be bike friendly, and my building has showers & bike storage in the loading dock level. It's about 7 miles each way with a large hill in the middle of my commute, so I bring a full change of clothes and do hair & makeup when I get to the office. I cycled to work in Vancouver too, but there were no showers so I would change in a toilet cubicle and do my hair & makeup in the bathroom. It wasn't so bad, except for that one time I dropped my clothes-bag in the toilet. I try to bike all year around because I don't like the bus and don't have a car, so I have leggings & gloves and a fleece liner for my helmet.

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 3:58 pm 0

On She Wore a Raspberry 1 Thing

I'm SO invested in Meaghan finding a lower cost city so she can keep living this amazing life she's described. Can you do a post of cost comparisons for different cities? Apparently Bellingham in Washington is a pretty cheap place to live, but the internet is *terrible*.

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 1:56 pm 1

On Canadian Health Care Awesomeness: Is It As Awesome As It Seems?

I'm from Canada and live in the US, and as much as I like to complain about our system, it is BY FAR simpler, cheaper and more effective than the US system. Sure, it might take a couple of weeks to see a specialist in Canada, but in the US it takes that long to sort out payment details. Time is equal, and cost? Not so much.

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 8:04 pm 0

On The Cost of Bringing a Person Into The World Via C-Section

@gyip: THIS. The longer I live in the States the more horrified I am by the medical system. Even EXPLAINING how health care works in Canada makes me feel like a jerk, because the US system is incredibly and horrible messed up.

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 5:21 pm 1