Mr Watanabe has calculated that the optimum time to buy an airline ticket is...– An economist calculates that buying your tickets too far in advance is a very bad thing to do. (via theeconomist)
In 5 years...
1825daysfromnow: I wonder if I’ll be any better at paying bills.
submitsecrets: I leave twenty dollar bills in my girlfriends house. I’ll hide them, in books, underneath desks, in bookshelves etc. Her family is extremely poor & I want to help out. They think it’s an angel.
The oxymoron →
Being poor never felt so good sometimes. I had close to 1000 dollars in my account about 20 minutes ago, and then, PRESTO!, gone in a heartbeat! Did i shop? Eat? No, no, no my dear friends, it was paying bills that made my account go down to a whopping 30 bucks! You see! I love to shop! I feel everyone will agree with me on that one but I know its true. And if all that money stayed with me, it...
oh boy .. someone's in trouble
dontstealmyrawr: Aka me. So in july I went to Florida (oh how i miss it), and had suchhhh a great time. Anyways while I was there my dad called my cell multiple times, while we thought it would be free, blah blah long story short my bill came yesterday .. $191. Oh boy. I’m in trouble. My mom shall not be happy -__-
I'm starting to realize... →
that I’m not going to have enough money to eat at all the places I want to eat. Or take a trip in the fall. Unforeseen medical bills all summer, having to buy a car, not working for 2 weeks and an additional 2 weeks of part time work…. just not working out in my favor. I still have a few large bills coming up as well and I can’t afford to do anything fun. I need that money. I haven’t gotten...
Meaghan O'Connell on 20-somethings (an outtake...
Bundle: Did you see that New York Times Magazine article about 20-somethings? Meaghan O’Connell: I read the first few pages of it, and then realized the particular profundity in spending an hour at work reading an eight-page trend piece about how 20-somethings can’t get anything done and closed the tab. This story has been written roughly ten thousand times — and probably...
A fully employed male today, once we adjust for inflation, makes about $800 less...– Elizabeth Warren commenting on income increases between 1970 and 2005. In other words, the bump we’ve seen in income since 1970 is purely based on families having two people in the workforce, each of those people making less than they would have a generation ago when adjusted for inflation. (via...
Really rad tips on how to be a conscientious... →
exitclov: Thanks, Bundle! no, no, no: thank YOU.
I am personally a fan of people tipping per cup. It’s frustrating for a lot of...– Intelligentsia’s Michael Phillips schools us on coffee tipping (via markarms)
"And the expense! Let's not forget the expense! It... →
you know you're broke when...
hooraythebluesofeveryone: You buy coffee in quarters just so you can use their internet. You make brownies in a home made tinfoil pan. You’re saving that 1/8th of a water bottle of gin for a ‘special night’. You play UNO somewhere around 8 times a night just for something to do.
Imagine that, $50,000 a year. Thats over what the typical American worker makes....– Op-Ed: ‘Higher Education’ Is A Waste Of Money (via mijatovic)
Cheap RV Living →
azspot: Roomier than a car, but cheaper than an RV, a retrofitted van makes a cool inexpensive house. Once popular during hippie days, the ancient American tradition of modifying a van is undergoing a resurgence as rents continues to rise. More folks each year commute from work and then park their home, instead of parking in front of it. On this lovely free website, you can find inspiring...
Which credit cards offer the most transparency?... →
All the qualities that make you a great journalist make you a terrible person:...– Richard Morgan, in Seven Years as a Freelance Writer
Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it’s...– John Waters (via 52books) What is your measurement for being rich? (I think mine might be the freedom to buy any plane ticket without looking at the price, or worrying about vacation days - because they’d all be vacation days)