Please weigh in! I’m currently categorized under “Family” at the new Rockstar Finance directory but I’m not positive that’s me.
It looks like I can be primarily categorized as Budgeting, Debt, Early Retirement, Family, Frugality, General Finance, Investing, Lifestyle, Making Money, Millennial, Minimalism, Real Estate, Traditional Retirement
What do you think is the best description of this blog? Let me know in the comments!
Des and I are LIKETHIS when it comes to our pets: “So if you spent $3382.23 on your dog, literally six times more than the average Canadian spends on pets, but you know you’ve made that one of your weird-spending priorities? You go, fellow crazy dog lady.”
Chatty coworkers make me crazy. I had one of your Park your Pants chatters who’d try and literally physically cozy up to me in actual meetings, even whispering in my ear!, or inpromptu chatfests she initiated. Obnoxious! I thank everything I don’t have to share airspace with any of them now.
I usually think of myself as a reasonable person but I’m not sure I wouldn’t have a knee jerk “Fire Her” reaction if a coworker chose to disregard office policy and not take sick leave and caused a norovirus outbreak as a result, sending immunocompromised people to the hospital. People, if you have sick leave, stay the heck HOME when you have viruses, or if your kid is sent home from daycare after exposure to them. At the very least, get some info on what they might have been exposed to. This is the sort of thing that could very well hospitalize me or at the very least take months to recover from.
I cannot say how much I love watching the magical melding of people doing the lion dance, and that moment they become the lion. And the athleticism! Whew! I know what it takes to do that – because I cannot – and it’s masterful.
Are money bloggers real? I should think so. Just because we don’t share everything about our lives doesn’t make us NOT real, it makes us human. It’s not as if you know everything about anyone else’s life just because you know them in person, right?
Can you imagine being the only person who looks like or thinks like you in your field? I’ve been the only Asian woman in most of my jobs over 17 years and it’s not nearly as bad for me as it has been for black women. A look into the issues today that Hidden Figures (which I really want to see) highlights: I don’t know if I have words to describe what it’s like to have people make you invisible because you are already so invisible. And for them to say, “You’re already non-existent, so let’s not talk about how non-existent you are.” It doesn’t even make sense, but it’s also extremely psychologically painful.
With our interest in The Crown, and my intense interest in planning, naturally I had to read about what happens when Queen Elizabeth passes. It’s amazing that she’s been Sovereign for over 60 years. Also can you imagine training your whole life for a job you still can’t do at age 68? What a weird life Prince Charles must have.
Vaginal jade eggs???? Never ever ever EVER take advice on medicine or biology from Gwyneth Paltrow, y’all. Never.
On the subject of health, a new superbug is freaking me out: The researchers found that this class of bacteria, CREs — that’s short for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae — has more ways to evade antibiotics than have been currently identified, and that these bugs share their tricks readily across the families of bacteria that make up this grouping.
Roots of home economics: At the turn of the century, home economics wasn’t the province of high-school girls or 1950s housewives. Rather, it was a budding discipline that embodied the Progressive ideals of some of the first women to become professional academics.
Like many children their age, they have heard his name slip off their parents’ lips their entire lives. But unlike their peers, they have studied his polices in-depth as part of a class research project, so words such as “preexisting condition” roll with ease out of their young mouths.
“Unfortunately, when history demanded that the benefits of the American social compact be extended to embrace everyone in America and not just white people, America decided it was time to break the compact and establish a new order:
The Myth of the Individual Hero.
Once African Americans demanded to participate fully in the social compact, white Americans decided the compact didn’t exist. Rather than share the benefits, white Americans insisted there was no social compact and never had been, for anyone – that Individualism was the Real American Way. Ignoring the realities of their own lives, middle class and blue collar Americans turned against the vision of the American Dream as a shared destiny.”