I just read this article on How to Get Student Discounts Forever on Lifehacker. It’s an interesting read. It basically tells you where you can get discounts with your old student ID or .edu email address, but then it leaves the ‘gray area of morality’ and dives right into fraudulent, explaining ways to fake class schedules and enrollment stickers. An interesting little article, nonetheless. I will admit, I did use my student ID loooong after I graduated. This was usually at movies or other events like it. I never used my ID for anything really substantial. I have since … Keep on reading —->
The Mister and I recently made a pretty big lifestyle change – we became a single income family. The Mister had worked at the same restaurant, doing the same thing for 6 years. There really wasn’t any opportunity for movement (except lateral), cooking isn’t really his passion, it was physically laborious and he was getting burned out on the job. He’d been talking about finding a new job for a while, but with an exhausting job that has erratic hours, job searching wasn’t a simple task. So, we looked over all of our finances, bills, etc and decided we can totally make … Keep on reading —->
Blarg! I guess the payment I made the other day was the 2nd to last payment because I didn’t take interest into consideration. Can you imagine how disappointed I was when I logged onto my account this morning and didn’t see ‘$0 due’, but instead saw this: AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Fine, loan company. I’ll play your stupid little game. They should just give me the $2.28 because that would be a nice gesture! Soooooon, it will say ZERO. Next week it will say ZERO. Stay tuned!
Well friends, I did it. I just sent in the LAST PAYMENT on my private student loan. I can barely believe it. I’m so happy, I feel like doing a happy dance! Since January 2011, I have paid off $33,123! What’s even more mind-blowing to me is I also had a wedding in that time! Imagine how quickly I could have done this if the wedding hadn’t happened! I will be so relieved once I see that $0 owed statement on that student loan. Then it will be official. Then, I just have another pesky $27,000 to go before I’m … Keep on reading —->
I have breached the $30,000 paid mark! I only have $2927 left on my private student loan. I’m 91% paid off. I almost can’t believe it. This loan WILL BE PAID OFF by the end of 2013. What a relief that will be!
Do you know what I like about you…No…What I love about you? You’re a scavenger. -The Mister The Mister said this to me on Sunday, as we were walking to a church down the street. I had seen earlier in the week that this church was having a ‘neighborhood party’ and BBQ. The sign said FREE FOOD, which always gets my attention. At first I thought nah, we shouldn’t go – it’s not our church and it seems wrong to show up just to get some free food. But then, after more consideration I thought to myself: The sign says it’s … Keep on reading —->
The mail boxes in my apartment building are a very special place. Not only is this the place where I gather my mail, but it is also the place where other residents of my building discard items they no longer want. This is why I call it ‘The Free Spot’. The Free Spot is a truly magical place. Sometimes people leave some really cool and useful things. I’ve seen printers, TVs and microwaves there. I’ve seen book shelves, dishes and other random things. The Mister and I have done our fair share of taking from The Free Spot and we’ve … Keep on reading —->
Last year, I had a $25 gift card to REI and found some sweet hiking capris on clearance. I think I ended up spending $10 on them. I was super excited to finally have some official hiking clothes.Well, unfortunately a couple of weeks ago I sat on a damn log and got tree sap all over the arse of the pants! Then later I slipped, landed on my bum and got dirt ground into the tree sap. Needless to say I completely ruined those pants I decided I wanted to get some other hiking pants to replace them, so I … Keep on reading —->
Time has flown and I’ve been MIA from this blog for almost 2 months now. I can’t believe it’s been two months! Boy time flies. I think about TTSW site often and many times think to myself I really should update things. I have this sense of obligation to the site, to you, to myself even though there really is no obligation. I’m just a 31-year-old woman getting herself out of debt. I started writing about my debt journey 2 years ago as a way to hold myself accountable and share some of the nifty things I was learning (like … Keep on reading —->
Hiya! How’ya been? Life has been peachy here – just a little busy. Since I haven’t had time to even really think about posting lately, I thought I would at least gather together a financial update. April and May (so far) have been VERY good to me! I have officially paid off more than 75% of my private student loan. That means less than 1/4 of it left to pay. I think I can say with complete confidence that this loan WILL BE PAID OFF BY THE END OF 2013! Woohoo! Check it… That’s right, I have around $7 Grand … Keep on reading —->