Exiting my building it’s not long before you’re met with a barrage of trash roaming the seats. Plastic bags, empty potato chips bag, empty beer bottles and crumpled brown paper bags from the bodega makeup the carnage. Some residents have decided to bypass the hallway trash compactor in favor of throwing trash directly out the window. While this disaster is cleaned throughout … [Read more...] about 40 times rent, PMI and why I always carry an umbrella
There are few things that irritate me more than having to stand in line. It’s the reason why I still keep my EZPass years removed from the sale of my car. When I started traveling domestically and I saw how long the TSA line could become, I immediately paid the $85 for TSA Pre (no more removing shoes for me!). International travel introduced me to customs and immigration, and … [Read more...] about Don’t make it difficult for me to spend my money.
It’s open enrollment season at Siren Security, and when my Manager handed me my renewal packet I flipped through the pages to find the benefits selection page. My first four years at Siren Security my medical premium remained unchanged, but they’ve been increasing every year for the last couple years. Not just a little but a lot. I located the benefits selection page, find the … [Read more...] about When Your Medical Premium Increases by 146.54%
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. Oscar Wilde A couple of days before the start of my junior semester at college, I was in the middle of giving my room a total makeover. You see, I had already received my student loan refund check and the dollars were burning a hole in my pocket. After I had set aside … [Read more...] about Comparison is the Death of Happiness: For a Dime and Penny
Life is not fair You have your degree and are filled with nothing but optimism and you feel as if the world is your oyster. Remember the size of your graduation class? They have that same optimism too, and it’s just not them. Think of all the new graduates nationwide, and the pool is only getting bigger as there’s a new class walking across the stage every year. What does … [Read more...] about Five Life Lessons for my Younger Self