@andnowlights Ooooh did you know it had been outsourced to China? I know people knowingly do that on Etsy which is cool but I would be pissed if I thought I was supporting a shop in my community and my dress was actually made in China.
@highjump Oh I also named beneficiaries on my IRA which Vanguard has been bugging me to do. Stop reminding me of my mortality Vanguard!
Did a couple of small nagging one things: -light banking stuff -wrote checks -uploaded photos I said I was going to upload Another one thing left: Look up hotels for upcoming trip. This should be fun but I'm traveling with other people so it turns into a long pro/con email chain that is kind of tedious.
Miss you Logan! Wonderful interview. I work in a white collar job around a bunch of people who have published or have a novel in their bottom drawer (including kind of myself) and I think this is an excellent response to a common concern! “Mom, it’s private. There’s, like, sex stuff. I mean, I’m 25—it would be weird if there hadn’t been any sex stuff in my life so far. But some of it is in the book. And we don’t talk about that kind of stuff.”
@vanderlyn Oh gee, I don't know. There certainly has never been stigma about low/mid/fixed income housing in the past in major urban areas.
@thegirlieshow I feel the same way.
The fear fund has served its purpose! I used the funds to pay off my smallest student loan and the balance of the account is now at $4400. I'm kind of treading water right now, just trying to pay for summer travel in cash - what usually goes into savings is going right back out the door days later. My 'stretch' goal for 2014 is to pay of this student loan with my least favorite loan servicer - ACS. 7/1 balance: 3,918
@PicNic OMG that is way worse than I thought and probably illegal. If you haven't already I recommend filing a complaint with the CFPB http://www.consumerfinance.gov/complaint/#student-loan they've taken legal actions against Sallie Mae in the past and your story could help them build another case. I know they are investigating collection practices. You should also try emailing Will Sealy on their student loan team email@example.com A mess indeed. Good luck. If it is/was a PLUS loan I don't see how you're on the hook for it at all? Their failure to contact you is pretty egregious.
@PicNic 0% moving loan is a nice fringe benefit. What is Sallie Mae's problem? They don't want to let you out of forbearance or something?