On Simplifying Student Loan Payments

@honey cowl no checks over here (mostly because I barely know how mail works). But I also feel uncomfortable with auto-pay. It's not that I don't think I'll have the money, I just need the control.

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 3:35 pm 1

On A Chat With a Woman Fielding Four Job Offers (Our Hero)

Maggie, first off, congratulations on your hard work paying off! I really enjoyed reading this, and I am sure you're going to make a good decision (it doesn't really sound like you can go wrong!). I was wondering if there was any way that I could message you privately about your career path so far and maybe some questions about some of the pertinent skills involved? I'm actually interested in transitioning into healthcare analytics (currently ancillary patient care), but I haven't had much luck with finding entry level positions. I would appreciate it so much.

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm 0

On The Value of 'Free' Work

Finally someone who appreciates Belgo as much as I do!

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 1:36 pm 0

On Things I Bought That I Didn't Use

@@amandagreen I don't live in NYC but I would probably buy them if you were A.)serious and B.)willing to put up with the hassle of shipping them. And maybe if you were to sweeten the deal with the dinosaur sandwich crust cutter, haha.

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 12:46 pm 0

On Repairing Your Credit: A Huge Pain

@WayDownSouth if you have credit cards at different banks, it could be easy to forget to update your address at one of them, especially if you dont use that card anymore. And the post office forwards mail for like a year and then they don't anymore. Stuff can fall through the cracks.."appalled" is such a strong word.

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 8:33 pm 3

On Repairing Your Credit: A Huge Pain

I worked hard to pay down my debts and bring my credit score up from 550 in 2011 to 740 this year. Since my parents are unemployed right now, I was asked to cosign my sister's loan for student housing for $4000. I had to do it..and it brought my credit score down 40 points. I didnt think that a credit inquiry would effect it that much, but it did..and I will have to cosign every quarter for this loan. I am kind of in an awkward position.

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 8:21 pm 0

On I'm Working at an Office and Need Lunch Ideas. Help!

I usually am pretty lazy about lunch. I also don't eat very much because lunch makes me sleepy. At least every other day I bring an apple and a jar of almond butter. This may not be enough for you, but it doesn't require refrigeration and it doesn't take any morning prep. Otherwise leftovers.. I need to start working on being good at salads, too.

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 11:30 am 0

On An Unreasonably Frugal Person Tries to Figure It Out

@planforamiracle I struggle with this as the girlfriend of a bass player in a jam band. I want a secure future for us, but not at the expense of being a big jerk who complains all the time and then tells my boyfriend to give up on his dreams. He works as many hours as he can at another job and just this week talked to me about maybe opening a 401k (swoon!). Sometimes I wish things were easier and he made a ton of money, but I wouldn't want to be with someone else because of that.

Posted on November 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@andnowlights Ah! I don't know. I made it once but I didn't save the recipe. All I remember is that there were 6 peppers involved and smoked gouda and that it was awesome.

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 4:09 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

@echolikebells I suggested "pregaming" to someone last week and then realized that I really wish there was another word for it. Like some kind of adult version of pregaming I guess.

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 10:39 am 0