September 22nd, 2016

stacks of books

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I'm a young professional with a mountain of student loan debt so while I make enough to live a middle class life, I have opted to live in the cheapest apartment I can find. I was living there with my boyfriend but he's accepted a job out of state and has moved out. We did the paperwork to remove him from the lease and even though we moved in August 1st, I have to resubmit a month of pay stubs, fill out an application, and pay the $40 application fee, all of which I did before we moved in. I can 100% afford this apartment on my own, the rent and utilities aren't even 20% of my income, so I'm not worried about it, but I'm wondering if this is standard practice. Has anyone else had to go through this after removing someone from their lease?

OK, since Haji asked....

If you hit a $100M Powerball, and it had a $66M one-time cash option....

Do you take the cash or the annual payments?

What do you do with the money?

(And yes, I know this gets asked from time to time, but it seems that it's been a while.)
wedding day

Acronym confusion

It's true that once upon a time I was a bit of a fan girl (and wrote some horrible fan fiction), but for the most part, the idea of "one true pair" isn't really a part of my life, and so when I see "OTP", I automatically assume it means "outside the perimeter." Causes a bit of confusion, for sure.

Do you use any acronyms in your day to day life that are largely used for something else? Why is the less-common meaning for the acronym in your life? Jargon for work? Geographical?

Are there any acronyms that you see often but don't know what they mean? Do you ever look them up? Ask someone?