On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: March 2014 Check-in

My job contract got extended so I spent some of my emergency savings...on my student loans! It felt great. Student Loan February(5.4% interest): $7,646 Student Loan March: $4,372 Savings February: $4,600 Savings March: $2,700

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:12 pm 0

On 1 Thing Is Gonna Melt All This Stuff

My (secret) one thing last week was to finally call the number of the therapist recommended for me by my sister's therapist - a number that I had in my phone for a month before I did anything about it, ugh. My (so-NOT-secret that I want to shout it from the heavens) one thing this week is that after 7 days of phone tag and navigating the bureaucracy of the mental health world, I scheduled an appointment!!! GET SOME.

Posted on March 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm 2

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: February 2014 Check-In

I missed January, but here's the progress since December! Student Loan December (5.4% interest): $8,719 Student Loan February: $7,646 Savings December: $4,400 Savings February: $4,600 529 Account December: $500 529 Account February: $610

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 11:42 pm 0

On I Don't Sleep I Just Dream of 1 Thing

One thing DONE: renewed the tabs for my car with the money I got from my tax return! (jeez - the utterance of such a grown-up statement is unprecedented in my life heretofore)

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 2:07 pm 1

On Let's Throw Some Money at Our Problems: December 2013 Check-In

Just realized I missed November's check-in, so here's my progress since October: Student Loan October: $10,429.22 Student Loan December: $8,719.15 Savings October: $5,100 Savings December: $4,400 (ugh) (NEW) 529 Account October: $0 529 Account December: $500

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 12:06 pm 0

On Let's Start the New Year With Some Small Wins

@andnowlights I'd definitely recommend it! The account is a lot more flexible than I thought it would be, and there's the added bonus of being able to change the beneficiary to your child/partner/any legal relative if plans change and you don't spend the money on your own education.

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 11:46 am 0

On Let's Start the New Year With Some Small Wins

By February 1st I want to revamp my budget and savings plan to work in contributions to a 529 account. I'm planning on going back to school for a master's/MBA in the next couple years, and just realized how little time I have to save even in that time frame. But as I've learned from paying off my undergrad loans, every teensy little bit helps!

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 11:21 am 0

On What Happens When One of Your Coworkers Dies

Honest and compassionate - beautifully written. Thank you.

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 3:37 pm 0

On Figuring Out Laundry

@lemur_niemer SERIOUSLY. She was so great. I was such a buttmunch.

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm 0

On Figuring Out Laundry

My mom would wash, dry, and fold my clothes in my early childhood, leaving me only in charge of putting the clothes away. I hated that task so much, that I would dump the (clean!) clothes back into the hamper to go through the laundry cycle again after they sat on my dresser for about a week. The day that my mom found out, when I was 6 or so, was the day she marched me downstairs to the washer and dryer, taught me what the knobs and buttons did, and said "you're on your own from now on!" and honestly never did my laundry again. An early initiation into laundry independence!

Posted on November 14, 2013 at 2:32 pm 0