@highjump it was a 3 month vocational school for learning software engineering, so yes it was a solid investment and should pay off soon, but for now it's just credit card debt and unemployment :)
woah it's been a while. and in that while i've been busy getting into debt. Paying off my “I don’t have enough cash to move to New York City loan,” 4% interest and $147 minimum monthly payment. January Balance: $3,932.86 May Balance: $2,903.20 Things I learned: paying off more than your monthly payment one month does not exempt you from paying monthly balances. So now I'm out ~$450 more in cash than I should be. Oops. Vacation Fund (bye bye) January balance: $2000 (I REALLY wanted to take a nice vacation). May balance: $0 (I went to San Francisco for a grad program instead). Opened a new credit card for my "I can't afford to move to San Francisco" fund. 0% APR for 15 months though... January balance: $0 May balance: $4,318
Y'all probably already read this, but another great perspective on the topic from the Times... http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/the-busy-trap/
@olivia as of now I have already left - and they haven't said anything yet. I guess they got slammed with resignations and have my exit interview scheduled via phone in a couple weeks (so haven't quite wrapped up everything). I think if I'd had the meeting I probably would have brought it up too...but all of my interactions with HR during my 2 weeks were via email and it never directly came up... Fingers crossed!
BUT I ALWAYS FORGET MY METROCARD WHEN I DO THIS. And then I have to walk like 40 blocks.
I stopped at a similar place on my roadtrip last year - $22 to stay in the Harrah's in Laughlin, NV. It was simultaneously the nicest and cheapest hotel/motel of my entire trip, though it didn't have a roller coaster.
@jasmined great job! I was thinking about closing one of my never used cards - but turns out having a lot of credit cards doesn't harm your credit unless you're abusing your limits. (Commenters correct me if I'm wrong)
Paying off my “I don’t have enough cash to move to New York City loan,” 4% interest and $147 minimum monthly payment. December Balance: $4,069.48 January Balance: $3,932.86 I also have a vacation fund! One of the Mint.com suggestions I took them up on...I use my high yield (Ally) for emergency savings but have dedicated my Chase Savings for the less necessary vacation fund (aka easier to dip into if necessary). December fund balance: $1315 January fund balance: $2000 (I REALLY want to take a nice vacation).