Student Loan Refund

It ended up being an incredibly long weekend, and I’m completely exhausted. However, things should finally start returning to normal. Or, I should probably say a “new normal”; Nothing will ever be the same again. Surprisingly enough though, Sallie Mae did pull through, and sent a refund check for the extra $105 payment. Of course, as my luck goes, the …

Here We Are, Again

Prenote:¬†Alright, this post is mainly just a really big rant. And I apologize for how long it is. I probably shouldn’t be putting this out into the blogosphere. I’ve gone back and forth about writing anything for a long time. But, honestly, it’s a big stressor in my life right now. It has a huge impact on my relationship. Actually, …

I’m Not Giving a Dime!

It came in the mail yesterday. The fancy envelope. The glossy pictures. The heartbreaking tales. Yep, it was my Alma Mater’s Annual Fund notice. Not that the notices only come annually, mind you. I can look forward to receiving something from my college 5-10 times per year, in addition to the phone calls the poor work-study students are forced to …

Changing My Mind

Over the past few months I’ve been detailing my path to financial stability, with the eventual goal of reaching financial independence. I’ve been cutting expenses, stretching my dollars, and working towards making more money. Part of my plan has involved working towards my Masters in Accounting (MSA). I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, and work in an entry-level …

Wasted Worries

I’ll admit it, I’m a worrier. I worry about what people think. I worry about what might or might not happen. I worry about the ripple effect of every action I take. As hard as I try not to, I worry. Over the last few months, my boss has been discussing with our parent company whether or not they would …

The Chicken, or The Egg?

I’ll be honest, I’m tired! I’m beginning to think tired is the best description of adult life in general. It certainly isn’t what I imagined it would be like as a kid! This week is final’s week at school. On top of 3 finals in two days, I also still have assignments to complete. Our finals are a week early, …

Nothing in Life is Free

In a recent post about my Financial Plan, Joe asked if there was any way that my employer might be willing to pay for part of my educational expenses. The short answer to that: Yes. I’ve been told by several people, including my boss and the President of our company, that it’s being discussed with our parent company. The long …

College: It’s going to cost HOW MUCH?

In my last post about planning for College I pointed out that I don’t feel that parents have to pay for their child’s college education. It really depends on your family, your budget, and your child. That being said, there are two things that I think all parents should do: 1) Make decisions early on and 2) Communicate! Decisions, Decisions …

College: Um… Who’s Paying for this?

As I mentioned in previous posts, I’m currently going back to school for a Masters in Accounting. Using the online tuition estimator for my school, and adding in the costs of books and other fees, I expect the program to cost roughly $20,000 over the next two years. It’s a big expense, but definitely a worthwhile one for me. It …