My one thing was to impulse-buy a 3 day pass to Riot Fest because The Replacements are playing and I love them very much, so... neither financially nor generally a responsible thing to do, but good for my mental health.
my 1 thing is to buy an iPad mini. what??? I got a very generous vacation day payout from my old company...
5. My parents have paid for it since high school, and we haven't really talked about it since I became a real adult, and it's obviously not in my financial interest to bring it up.
@alpacasloth I'm not a lawyer, but I noticed another consideration depending on the value of your fiance's house. If he adds you to the title and not to the mortgage then he has essentially given you half the value of the house as a gift. This could mean paying gift tax depending on the cost of your house and the jurisdiction. If you're added to both the title and the mortgage this would likely significantly lower the amount of the gift, making it less of an issue.
How is it that I made it this far in life without anyone telling me that it was possible to have “online island salesman” as a career?
A private island is isolating? That's shocking.
I'm late to the game, but if anyone's looking for more to read about prenups, A Practical Wedding had a post a while ago that really changed how I think about prenups, and the discussion in the comments is also pretty good. One point that I remember is that you hash out a pre-nup hopefully as your best selves, when you're most in love, and it serves as a reminder of what you agreed was fair when, should you get divorced, you're probably not feeling as fair and loving as before. Here: http://apracticalwedding.com/2012/08/the-why-of-prenups-from-an-attorneys-perspective/
By stuffisthings on I Saved All This Money for Retirement Already Without Even Trying (In Australia)
I assume the medium-long-form name of the "super" retirement scheme is "Plan of Steel"?
Not enough laughing. Otherwise, perfect.
By 3jane on Man Alone With Salad
Please do a companion piece on the deaths of the coworkers buried in what is apparently your company graveyard.