What even, you folks. I think my ancient laptop might finally be giving up the ghost. Anyway…
Maybe I can format these on my other computer!
Some of these are NOT actually lies: … https://bookriot.com/2015/12/14/101-lies-to-tell-so-you-can-stay-home-and-read/
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(coffee is life)
my favorite meme: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chazsoccer/2281245140
Cute adorbz animals:
November 18, 2017 at 1:09 pm
The Money Wizard post reminds me of when I was 15 and my dad finally agreed to get a cat—but first, he told me me to map out the expected up-front and ongoing costs of various scenarios (kitten vs. adult, shelter vs. pet store). I dutifully made a spreadsheet and researched the prices of litter, cat food, vet visits, etc. I wonder if I still have it on my computer somewhere…
We ended up adopting an 18-month-old orange floofbomb from the Humane Society.
November 18, 2017 at 1:10 pm
*told me to
November 18, 2017 at 6:33 pm
I don’t know how much outrage this is generating (come on, fellow PhD students-we need to fight!!), but the House tax plan would tax PhD student tuition waivers as earned income.
Simply put, I would be reported as making almost 80K a year, 30K stipend and 50K waived tuition. My taxes would rise from $3500 to over $15000.
It’s not in the (still repulsive) Senate bill (yet), but I’m doing my best to call and let my representatives know how this would affect my education and research progress in the US. And I’m putting it here because I love this blog and am reaching everywhere I can.
November 19, 2017 at 7:46 am
Definitely– Academics– this is an important one to call your senators and representative about! Higher education shouldn’t be available only to people able to pay the full sticker price for it. (Note that this would also make it so university employees such as custodial or secretarial staff whose children get full tuition waivers would also potentially be seeing ~70K/year added to their adjusted gross “income”, meaning they would suddenly be paying taxes on upper-middle-class income while only seeing their regular salaries.)
November 20, 2017 at 4:54 am
would this also impact people at private schools? Our school gives tuition waivers to faculty & staff kids. I can’t even imagine paying taxes on the sticker price here. Don’t think we’d be able to afford to send our kids.
November 20, 2017 at 5:45 am
I don’t know! Your senator’s office might, though one of my senators constantly and blatantly lies.
November 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm
November 20, 2017 at 4:56 am
Notice how all changes don’t apply until after midterms, and the worst changes don’t kick in until after 2020 — deflecting blame much?
Not worth it for the extra couple of hundred dollars I might see extra.
November 20, 2017 at 5:43 am
I had, in fact, noticed that. Ugh.