I wish one of the organizing/supporting groups was set up to accept donations to help the workers cope with lost wages while they strike - I'd happily throw some money in that bucket.
@melis You can also, if you're not horrified by such things, make regular coffee the night before and refrigerate it overnight. Options!
@smack Yes. Logan seems like she is trying really hard, and she's really open to admitting her mistakes, and given all that this entire conversation reads like this guy kicking her while she's down in order to stroke his own ego for his Great Decisions and Enlightened Opinions on Money.
@yankeepeach I can't hit the thumbs up hard enough.
@cbrownson Seriously. I enjoyed how that little bon mot was followed immediately by "Try harder. It I figured this stuff out, you can, too."
ahhhhh!!! yes ok. I, too, am just starting to feel like mayyyybe I didn't ruin my life. I hereby promise to come into the comments in future debt-related posts and say complimentary things to counteract the people who drop in to talk about how they have $13 billion saved for retirement already and how can ANYONE not have saved that much by now I mean it's JUST common sense and maybe you don't deserve to have a wallet or a bank account or a bed and pillows and stuff. Because, yikes to some of those comments.
@Logan Sachon Haha ooh lawdy. That plastic money is a seductive demon. Well, this is literally the first time I've said (typed) out loud to anyone that I'm dealing with five figures of CC debt, so maybe it helps to know you're helping people (one people) to face their shit and start figuring it out?? But seriously, I feel you.
Though my savings/retirement fund situation is in better shape, I'm in the process of paying down a similar amount of CC debt that just sort of snuck up on me throughout a series of low-paying jobs. I'm making changes and generally feel very positive about my ability to make a serious dent in it by the end of this year, but it's still something I feel a lot of shame about (how can a "smart" person let it get so out of hand, etc.) Hearing from Logan makes me feel less alone as I put my financial house in order. If it's not too painful (or maybe even if it is??) I think it could be interesting for Logan to occasionally check in on her debt situation.