If you're going to use this reasoning to play the lottery (I do) you should probably try to find a game with a lower payout but better odds. Like Pennsylvania has a game called Millionaire's Raffle which has a $1 million payout and 1 in 125,000 odds, I assume other states have their own equivalents. You could easily stop working forever on "just" $1 million.
@Reginal T. Squirge Could you do this guy's job? Not having health insurance is a bad decision and I guess pouring boiling water into a toilet is too, but I think it's really shitty to just point-blank call someone stupid on the basis of a short interview.
@MrCharlieBucket I was REALLY surprised to see the author say this, I thought everybody in the nonprofit world hated overhead percentage as a performance metric. The program-admin ratio can't tell you anything about the actual effectiveness of an agency's programs, which should probably be a donor's first concern. Incidentally I've read that about 25% of charities report $0 in fundraising costs on their form 990s, which is...doubtful. Nonprofits are very strongly incentivized to make these numbers as low as possible.
@sally I just came here to say that everyone who bids on ebay should be sniping--just use gixen, it's super easy. It makes it easier to set a bid ceiling and stick to it because you can just set it and forget it. My favorite crazy ebay behavior is when people buy gift cards for the face value or even a few cents over the face value--no idea what's going on there.
@guenna77 I don't think that normal recreational internet is morally any better--either way you're getting paid to work and not working.
@Meaghan S@twitter This is a really good point. Adolescence lasts a lot today than it did 20 or 50 years ago, but old age does too.
Meat substitutes are often pretty expense, especially considering that they're usually just wheat/soy protein and salt. A lot of these are either NOT VEGAN or NOT FRUGAL.
When I was "on a leave of absence" from college I kept using my ID to get on buses for like a year until a driver eventually noticed it was expired and confiscated it. That was pretty awful.
@stuffisthings People really want to believe that something like this couldn't happen to them, and if it's happening to someone else that must be due to some stupid mistake that they wouldn't make.