The problem with paying down student loan debt is that you don't feel the good of it until it's fully paid off. It's not like a credit card where paying the balance down results in smaller minimum payments. So that sucks. My refund is going to pay down the balance on some kitchen cabinet refacing I had done. That debt is on my Citicard, interest free till Sept. I have already adjusted my tax allowences so I have less withholding in 2013, since Soc. Sec. taxes are KILLING ME.
These cages could be an inspiration to Mayor Bloomberg who is intent on shrinking aparmtent sizes in NY. Why does anyone need an entire room to ones self?
I lost my job in Feb. 2010, and I am in that group of "older" job seekers who are having a particularly tough time. Luckily I have a great resume as a paralegal and job listings were plentiful. I got lots of interviews but wasn't getting offers. I attributed it at least partly to age discrimination. Here's the thing-- a very bright recruiter had a long talk with me about an interview I had scheduled. He told me I had to be extremely positive in how I presented myself. He said when that ask about your last job tell them "It was a great job. I loved it there! The people I worked with were fantastic! I would never have left but sadly the whole department got downsized!" And I did that. And it worked. Think about: what kind of person would you want to hire? A crabby person with scores of gripes, or a sunny positive person who loves her job and her co-workers? It's a no-brainer.
Not as expensive as before WHAT? The costs of everything here have never been higher. Other places may be even more expenses but that doesn't mean NYC is "not as expensive as before."
Well, it's depressing. Is that what you mean by really wonderful? There's a lot of emphasis on depression and depressing things on this website. Not everyone is depressed or wants to be. Perhaps some more cheerful articles are in order. Life is great! I walk around amazed at all the cool shit I see everywhere, at animals, and weird people, at nature, at what Man makes, all of it is wonderful and amazing. Food, entertainment, hobbies, making money, saving money, getting straight with your money. Shopping for food, cooking and eating it, cooking for a loved one. Life is so wonderful I can hardly stand it sometimes. I'm not even kidding.
@WaityKatie I have a 28-YO daughter who got out of a very messed-up marraige and lost everything- all possessions, gone! She hated giving up her "freedom" but had no choice but to move in with me till she could get a job and get situated again. It took her 4 months. She gives me a lot of credit for my help, emotional help and support as well as the food and shelter and pocket money. It was not ideal -- she occupied a corner of my living room -- but her stay with me served its purpose. I understand fully that having a dysfunctional family is not so good, on many levels, and of course no one wants to go back into that situation. I didn't get that impression from the OP about her family, tho'.
@Slutface I agree. Move back in with the 'rents (does anyone say that anymore?). It will help your financial picture a lot. You can get that car you've been wanting. Seriiously, do it. There's no shame in it. Let them help you in that way if they're willing.
I cannot saddle myself with another big monthly bill. Well I could but I don't want to. And I don't want to spend ALL my time staring at screens.I stare at a screen quite enough at work.
I don't think renting out $5 booths for private phonecalls would be a profitable business because very few people share this writer's sensativity about keeping private talk private. I've heard some really crazy-private half-conversations recently. People need to get a grip.
OK thanks, now I'm just sick. My life sucks so bad-- compared to theirs! I think I'll go kill myself now.....