@ThatJenn You are doing awesome! You'll get there SO SOON.
@LookUponMyWorks That's great progress! Keep it up!
@TheDoctorsCompanion I read the whole thread and I agree with @LookUponMyWorks. If that $8200 is 3 months of expenses, keep it. Just knowing it's there is a HUGE weight lifted should something go wrong and it does you more good to have that emergency money stashed. We're in the same boat (actually, the 3 months expenses is almost exactly the same) but just sitting tight and paying off the loan as we can.
@kentuckienne YAY! Congrats on paying off the loan!
@c619 Finding out the strength of your friendships is really kind of priceless!
@PicNic You are going to feel so much better about things (life?) when you get the one paid off! You're getting there!
@EmilyAnomaly Congrats on the raise! I so know the feeling of having enough in savings to pay off a loan- we're there right now but would rather not dip into our emergency fund since we can't plan whether or not we'll need it (obviously). Hang in there! You'll get there.
@rhinoceranita YAY you are so close!!!
@ceereelyo Someone I used to work with to Alaska a couple weeks ago and I'm pretty sure they spent more time on facebook documenting/uploading everything than actually paying attention to where they were/who they were with.
Ester, my MFA students go to AWP every year and I think it would be totally worth going! They love it and they always come back with stories of all these cool people they met and they connections they made, which hopefully will lead to jobs eventually (cause, you know, MFA in fiction or poetry maybe doesn't lead to the most solid job market ever?).