I need to get a package together for my grandma. She offered to mend my moth-holed cashmere sweater for me, and I'm including Cloudy w/ a Chance of Meatballs (she'll love it) and maybe something else not too heavy. The thing really holding me up is writing a letter to go in with it. My ongoing one thing is student loan/PSLF related, which I have already kvetched about too much on here.
I'm speaking as someone who is only dimly aware of the issues relating to my student loans and who is practicing a Logan-ish avoidance of learning any more details in order not to freak out. I had Direct Loans for graduate school (2008-2010), and when I submitted my paperwork to the PSLF people they said I had to consolidate to FedLoan Servicing. And...now that I look at the paperwork it is actually the same crappy interest rate (6.85%) that I had with the Direct Loans. I guess I jsut didn't realize how high it was before. I'm also worried it will disappear, but don't think it's in my promissory note.
Does anyone else feel like they're going to get royally screwed over by Public Service Loan Forgiveness? It's just a general feeling I have, after having to consolidate to a higher interest rate and dealing with their customer service a few times. So many hoops to jump through. Tiny, tiny hoops.
It is true that when asked directly, people say they highly value their libraries. But there is no community where 95% of the population uses the library. Feelings are all well and good, but we (I'm speaking as a librarian) need monetary support. And I can guarantee that 95% of people do not support a tax increase to pay for their library being open 7 days a week, to hire more staff, and put to put on the cool programs that people want to attend. Not to mention buying new books! Sorry to be so negative. I love my job and libraries!
PINK LADIES I want it sweet and I want it pink.
"You’ve been through some things lately and if you want a bag of xx, you should buy yourself a bag of xx." Every conversation with myself in a grocery store ever.
I estimated $118 but spent way less because I didn't get new pants, which I need but hate shopping for. Friday: $20 for drinks consumed in bitterness and anger while fighting with an ex. Saturday: $36 groceries Sunday: $4 at coffee shop while working, $7 on cigarettes. Total- $67
@andnowlights Yes about Target! Last weekend I made 2 trips- the second to return some things, which of course led to buying more things! I even feel the pull of the outlet mall. Shhh.. What is Zumba tonight? I just went to a regular one and it was grrreat. Tomorrow is "yogalates," which I feel silly typing and even sillier saying out loud.
I need to get back on the budgeting bandwagon, especially since I feel that urge...the urge to spend. Is it the tax return? Spring? None of my clothes fitting? I bought this rug that I've been eyeing for months and all I want to do is stand on it and wiggle my toes in deep. Friday: Zumba class (free-ish. I used a groupon which I bought months ago for unlimited classes for a month). A couple drinks out ($13). Saturday: Zumba (gotta get my $20 worth!). Work at coffee shop ($5). Groceries $30 Sunday: Walkin' doggies at the humane society (free! Plus I get paid in slobbery dog kisses and tail wags). TJ MAxx for pants that actually fit (And whatever else I impulse purchase). $100 Total- $118
I second everything said above, and also add that reading other people's one things reminds me of one things I need to do. Without these posts my life would be in shambles. SHAMBLES!