I find it awfully difficult anymore to rationalize the numbers. The tax code changes, life circumstances change (kids!), and my wants and desires ebb and flow. It’s crazy how nowadays, you need $30,000 a year just to eek by as a member of the middle class. I remember house … [Read more...] about Why Households Need to Earn $30,000 a Year to Live a Middle Class Lifestyle Today
Special treat today, readers! Taylor Landis of Skutchi Designs has the mic. Get this: Skutchi is a designer of office cubicles. Zoinks! Talk about letting the fox into the hen-house... Don't worry, we're not trying to sell you guys new cubes or anything (this is NOT a … [Read more...] about How This Millennial Plans to Survive Her Cubicle Job Years
Not a title you expected? Me either, frankly. But you start to think about certain things when the weekend is consumed by never-ending snow, and you come down with some nasty stomach virus. Monday rolls around, and you're still at home, feeling like hell, and actually … [Read more...] about What I Love About My Day Job (Or, Things You Don’t Think You’ll Miss Until After You’ve Retired)
I've complained a lot lately about the weather here in Minnesota. It's supposed to be spring, and the mid-April norms are upper 50s. And yet, the blizzard whipping through outside is oblivious to these meteorological statistics. If we have it bad here, New England has … [Read more...] about Where Should You Live?
About seven years into my career, having just turned 29, I got canned. This was well over a decade ago, my millennial friends. I didn't believe it at the time, but looking back, getting laid off was clearly a blessing in disguise. There were a number of factors that made … [Read more...] about Getting Laid off: A Blessing in Disguise?