Stacie is having some trouble at work. Well, technically, it's trouble with the commute to work, the management at work, and some of her coworkers. She puts in too long hours for too little reward, especially compared to her fellow dietitians. The … [Read more...] about Can we be a single-income household?
It was 1 month ago since my last contract ended abruptly, and I finally went back to work on Monday. I had a "false start" 2 weeks ago and thought I would be starting with a different client, but then my boss' boss did some resource shuffling and … [Read more...] about I’m finally back to work! Blech!
It's been over 3 weeks since my last contract ended, and I'm gearing up to start a new one with a new client this week. Last week, I went in and got fingerprints and photographs done. All I need now is the security clearance to finalize and to get … [Read more...] about New Job, New Commute, Higher Costs, More Travel Time
Since the new year, I've been riding the DC metrorail daily. Here in the DC region, they have an RFID commuter debit card called SmartTrip (also just like an EZ Pass for cars). In order to park at the metro (well, really to LEAVE the parking lot), … [Read more...] about I lost my SmartTrip card! But I was SmartMike…
Last Wednesday, my wife got into a car accident, before the check even cleared for the last payment on the car (I posted the article early Thursday). The Malibu had minor damage, and the other driver, luckily, claimed full responsibility. Rather … [Read more...] about Geico Accident Wrapup: In and out in 5 minutes
Around the Sun writes about their company's new bus pass program and how it's created a new fat-busting game. So what does that have to do with me? Because people envy my commute. I work in Washington, D.C., which is about 25 miles from my … [Read more...] about People envy my 50 mile roundtrip commute