@Rory Was this Quaker summer camp in southern Vermont?
@deepomega I had no idea... My backup plan, in case my infant son turns out not to be the intellectual type, was to use his 529 to go to pastry-making school. Or something. I hadn't given it a ton of thought.
@CL I don't understand why people are disagreeing with CL. Whatever extra money Katze pays would be most efficiently applied to the higher interest loan. Think of it as the amount of interest saved just on that one payment. If you're paying an extra $100 on a 2% loan, you're saving $2. If you're paying an extra $100 on a 5% loan, you're saving $5. I am open to an explanation of how the relative balances change this calculation, though.
Timely! (I mean, obviously timely, it's Halloween, but still.) My co-worker and I dressed up as our boss today. (Red wigs, black clothes, lots of jewelry.) She got a huge kick out of it, and was even a little miffed when we took off our wigs due to itchy scalps. She told me that I should dress like her more often.
The idea that cutting food stamps would somehow lead to pay increases seems... optimistic. That is the nicest word I can think of.
Moving to Cleveland, I love it! I presume you would buy Langston Hughes's old house?
You guys inspired me to look up my wedding pics on our photographer's blog! I found my dress in a secondhand shop for $60. I had to lose a little weight to fit into it, and my bosoms completely vanished, sad to say. But I had a fantastic time and felt like I actually spent negative dollars on the dress, since I had budgeted for several times that amount.
Paying off some medical bills from the (totally normal, uncomplicated) birth of my son. July 2013: Started out about $9k. September 2013: $6,643 October 2013: $5,850
@Meaghano I just told my cousin to do it. He was born in Cleveland and his middle name is Langston, so he kind of has to, right?
You guys are kind of making me want to buy Langston Hughes's house and move to Cleveland.