6 Month Student Loan Update

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It’s been about 6 months since I’ve started paying back my student loans (… for the second time…) and I wanted to do a bit of a recap.  When I posted my student loan repayment plan a few months ago, I ambitiously posted a scenario that would see me pay off my student loan in about 2.5 years.  With a $27,000 loan, that’s over $9000 a year.  Yikes! Photo Credit: Dave...

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Finding a way to say no

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Things have been a little rough around here lately.  In the past, I’ve alluded to the fact that my parents have never had a lot of money, especially in the eyes of our relatives.  It’s only gotten worse over time as debts add up and bills kept going unpaid.  I think it’s reaching a breaking point. Photo Credit: George Self via Flickr My philosophy with money and family is much...

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Using a windfall to pay off debt

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When I went to do my weekly banking this week, I got a great surprise – an extra $260 from my previous job had been deposited into my account unexpectedly.  I’m not entirely sure why I got paid, but I suspect it’s retroactive pay due to a salary increase that had been in negotiation while I was an employee at the university.  Woohoo! Photo Credit: Images_of_money via Flickr Any...

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Considering a short term loan

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This is a guest post. Considering a short term loan? More and more people are considering taking out a short term loan, and if you listen to reports it looks like the number of loans being accepted is going up every day. There are a number of socio-economic aspects that can account for the rise in the popularity of fast personal loans, though there are two factors that seem to stand out above the rest....

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