@Tripleoxer I am very lucky. I love love love my job.
@amglory89 No, my job is a bit unique - I work from home in Germany for a company located in Switzerland, so once a month I stay in Switzerland for a week and work in the office every day. They pay for my flight/train tickets and my hotel, which includes breakfast, and I pay for everything else.
I had a four-day weekend last weekend, and spent like 200€ so this weekend is going to be on a TIGHT budget. Dinner tonight will be from the grocery store and I have no plans to go out, but if I do, I will be ordering whatever drinks are cheapest and leaving early to try to keep things under 10€. Tomorrow BF and I are going on a hike, then ??? Sunday I'm travelling for work, so it will take all of my willpower but I will try my hardest to resist the lure of the airport starbucks, the beer on the train, and an expensive meal at the hotel restaurant.
This is SO timely for me right now. Long story short, I have been using my boyfriend's laptop/desktop/ipad for my internetting needs for the last 5 years since my laptop broke, but he's moving for a job in a month and so on top of everything else, I need to consider whether or not to invest in a laptop, or just rely on my phone and I am so tempted to do the latter.
@Stina @andnowlights Thanks! Yes that next 10k mark is a good feeling :) Although I think the feeling when it goes down to 4 digits instead of 5 will be even better ...
@chuckamagee Welcome! Congrats on the loan approval AND starting a 401k! You're killing it! As for the personal loan, I feel that. I've owed my boyfriend (a lot less) money for like 2 years and even though he never presses the issue, it weighs on me big time.
@ladyj Way to go with the car! Also enjoy Prague!! :)
@orangezest Yes! I also did this and it's made things so much easier.
Since the dollar-euro exchange rate is still in the toilet, I've decided to send a little less money to the states right now and start saving some here in the hopes that maybe things will change? Anyway, that is the plan until I get half of my annual bonus in June. So the big news is, a) I started paying off the approx. €1000 that I owe my boyfriend, and b) I started a savings account! Soooooo good news first: Boyfriend debt Highest level: €1228 Current level: €620 Savings account (pitifully low interest) February: €600 March: €800 Now for the rest ... Citi card (0% APR) February: $3,194.90 March: $3,212.89 Oops. Capital one card(22% APR) February: $0.00 March: $286.44 I had to put a hotel booking on this guy, but I'll pay it off again this month. Citi student loan (3.75%): February: $1,354.53 March: $1,288.25 Discover student loan (6.25%): February: $10,220.19 March: $10,173.98 Consolidated student loan (5.625%): February $30,046.34 March: $29,920.23 Wooooooo under 30k!
@CMD+click Ahhhhhhhhh congrats! That's awesome! Also I'm sure that boosted your credit score (which is what happened to me) so be sure to look out for better deals/0% interest cards, which will help you pay it off even faster :)