On A Thread That Is Open

@Slutface I will say that I have been thrilled with my Loft card - they're always sending me coupons and if you spend a certain amount of money (maybe $200?), then they give you a coupon for $20/off. It's to the point where I refuse to buy anything full price there, because I know I'm going to get a 25% off coupon or $20 sometime soon. And like you, it is BY FAR the store that I shop at the most, so it works for me. I pay it off in full as soon as I get the bill, every time, though.

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 7:08 pm 0

On The Cost of Applying to Med School (5 Digits)

@Punk-assBookJockey I love how all of us spouses are here commenting, since they are off actually attending to patients. But yes, the residency/fellowship matching process is a freaking racket and the boards plus state licensing fees really take it out of you. I can't WAIT till all this training is over with.

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 1:02 pm 0

On The Cost of Applying to Med School (5 Digits)

@newyorkscutestreporter I AGREE WITH THIS SO MUCH! Med school tuition is really astronomical and yet, there is no incentive to do anything about it, as schools can get up to 10,000 (!!!) applications for a class that might have 210 spaces. Even though applying to Med School is expensive, I think applying to residency programs is even worse! All that flying around for interviews when you know you have at least 3-7 more years of minimum wage work before you can even get started on paying off your six-figure loans. So frustrating.

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm 1

On Places I’ve Lived: Spiral Staircases, Sublets, and a Nightmare Landlord

@WaityKatie Ahhh, I lived in the building next to Book Trader just last year! My husband also went to grad school in New Haven and my BIL worked at business school internship in Morristown last summer, so this whole thing hit very close to home, literally.

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm 0

On Betting on Love, Leveling Up and Leaving Atlanta (Part IV)

I continue to love this series and I am so happy that you had a more upbeat outlook on things this month. Also way to go on creating the meal plans - everything looks so tasty and I continually forget about The Wednesday Chef as a source for great ideas, so thanks for that!

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 10:38 am 5

On How Much You Should Pay to See: 'The Five-Year Engagement'

I totally agree with this review! (I am 31 and married) My husband and I must have made up the only other two people to have seen this movie instead of The Avengers this weekend and I'm glad we did. It seems that most people in my life are, or have recently been, struggling with the decision over whether to move for a partner's career (I have done it twice and it is very difficult, even when we moved from one large city to another slightly smaller city), so I appreciated, like Ester and Adam, that this was a movie that looked at real obstacles facing a real couple!

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 11:29 am 1

On The Boomerang Kids Are All Right

I lived with my parents in Fairfield County for two stints. The first time was in 2006 when I relocated from DC to NYC for a job and needed to save up all that money for an NYC apartment. I was at home for 10 months because I ended up waiting for my college roommate to relocate from LA. I didn't save up a ton of money (enough for the security and first and last month's rent, but not much more than that), so when I moved home again for a job in CT, my mom charged me "rent money" which she put into an account and then gave back to me when I moved in with my boyfriend (again in NYC). That was a great plan, as I couldn't spend the money and I ended up with a nice nest egg and no credit card debt. I also have a much younger sister, like many of the commenters and both times that I lived at home, I really loved getting to spend so much time with her and get to know her as an awesome teenager, as opposed to the awesome 10 year old she was when I left for college.

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 3:21 pm 0