@Nina B.@twitter You said it. It has a sort of poetic meter, but is well-written, so it doesn't come off as affected. Plus, I love her parents and how aware she was that her parents are alright and it's everyone else who's pretentious and uninteresting.
Wait... 30 percent? I thought it was 50 percent. Are there multiple tiers of debt to credit ratios?
I've been massaging my finances to be more useful to me, AND I've used the Billfold as a jumping-off discussion point for a friend who is contemplating bankruptcy. I want to remove the moral implications (and the self-flagellation) of his decision and I think (hope!) that this site is helping me do that.
@Holden Cauliflower I thought this piece was about as complimentary as the guy could make it without having his brain bleed out his eyes. It's the first story I've ever read about Justin Bieber, and it seemed honest. I guess journalistic integrity is the opposite of honesty? :)
@Logan Sachon I missed the credit score discussion! This is so exciting! I just discovered that pre-married me doesn't exist to the credit unions. Is that normal? I don't know! But the karma site is wonderful! And I love that you and Mike are breaking this out into the open. I've got a score in the low 700s, and yet I've always paid on time. Now I have an idea why it's lower than I thought it should be! More exclamation points! :)
I couldn't care less about the shoes/makeup/ice cream and slippers comment. Or whatever it was. Some women feel that way. Some don't. Ditto men. The utterly shocking excerpt is the one about those women who didn't know their financial standing. Not only does the article strongly imply that their husbands did (and I'm pretty sure they don't EITHER), but it's just... Did I say shocking already? Now that I'm an adult with assets, I simply MUST know all the fascinating nitty-gritty details of all my assets AND my debts! To imply that the knowledge is beneath one is startling to me.
I haven't gotten more than a page down through this hilarious piece, and I've at least twice had to repeat some line aloud to my co-workers.
@JaneEyre People are generally good, plus there's always the "I totally memorized your face and could pick you out of a lineup" thing. It's not true, of course. People are just generally good. Except that guy who wouldn't help Logan out with that super-easy thing. Sheesh.
@viola bruise Smart AND readable AND funny AND free? Perfect! Thank you. :)
@viola bruise I'm guilty of that too. Now! Can I download some Marx on my Kindle...? :)