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

A hundred bucks at a time. Sallie Mae 3%: Nov. $4650.39 Dec. $4552.01

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 2:06 am 0

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

Have been steadily paying my Sallie Mae 3%, but only the minimum payment since I went freelance. Oct. $4751.14 Nov. $4650.39

Posted on March 13, 2014 at 5:44 am 0

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

Sallie Mae student loan 3%: September 4852.52 October 4751.14

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 8:21 pm 0

On A List of Foods Associated With Jobs I've Held

@shannowhamo I think corn tortilla chips are the norm most places! Flour tortillas are only common in a few parts of northern Mex, I think...

Posted on December 1, 2013 at 8:05 pm 0

On A Theme Park Where The Theme Is "Get a Job"

It's super popular in Tokyo. My friends took their kid and she loved it. The firefighter station is a big draw and flight attendant too.

Posted on December 1, 2013 at 7:52 pm 0

On What Would You Do With a $20,000 Windfall?

I'd pay off the rest of my student loans, just under 5k. Probably put 10k in some kind of savings/retirement account. Maybe I'd use this chance to actually teach myself about retirement accounts! All my money is just in savings accounts. The remaining 5k I would spend: maybe some travel, some people mentioned Lasik, that would be nice, that's about it. I'm not a stuff wanter!

Posted on October 12, 2013 at 10:50 am 0

On Scan and Bag Your Own vs. A Real Person

@Morbo Easy to get around, of course, but the ones I've used are weight sensitive so if you put something in the bagged area without running it through the bar code reader it will notice the discrepancy. Of course you can just hide stuff and not put it on the bagging platform but you could just up and steal like that in front of human cashiers too.

Posted on October 12, 2013 at 10:09 am 0

On A Tradition Among Farmers, When One of Them Gets Sick or Dies

Very cool, also see barn raising!

Posted on October 12, 2013 at 4:25 am 0

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

I know I'm late, but wanted to check in anyway. Sallie Mae 3% loan: August: $4952.79 September: $4852.52 I had been doing extra payments but I am currently working freelance so regular paychecks are uncertain so I'm going to stick with the minimum payment for now.

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 8:01 pm 0

On On Fran Lebowitz and Work

There's also a great Roald Dahl story about the fine furniture thing! Parson's Pleasure.

Posted on October 10, 2013 at 4:47 pm 0