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Most active topic: Paying for school, the car, and looking ahead
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 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Paying for school, the car, and looking ahead

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:31 am 

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So, a lot has changed since my last update. My girlfriend and I broke up after 3 years. Kind of funny though because it came about by me telling her of my plans to get my own place within the next 6 months or so. I asked if she would consider moving in with me, and then she went off on a rant of how...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Paying for school, the car, and looking ahead

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:52 am 

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So, post-holiday update. Credit cards have just been paid off for the holidays, and the changes are pretty drastic since the last update. I was able to do really well during the holiday season working extra at the bar since a lot of other people wanted off. This helped out a ton. Also, I was able to...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Paying for school, the car, and looking ahead

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:27 am 

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So... blahhh... found out about a week ago that I actually had one more Sallie Mae loan that got transferred or something, so that has added to my balance a little bit. This has been added to the original post to account for the change. Also, my highest interest loan adjusted the payments to lower t...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Paying for school, the car, and looking ahead

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:44 am 

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Other than that, it looks like you've made great progress. Is your $400/mo to the TSP matched? If so, are you maxing out the amount that will be matched? The $400/mo is with the highest allowable match for me right now. I do $200 and the gov. does $200. I could put more money into it, but it would ...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Paying for school, the car, and looking ahead

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:11 am 

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Congrats, it looks like you've got your finances really well organized. It doesn't look like you need any advice at all. :) The one comment I would make is that you're 23 years old, making $55,000/year (with a generous raise coming in another 4 months), and you're completely mooching off your paren...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Paying for school, the car, and looking ahead

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:02 am 

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The NJCLASS is not eligible for a federal consolidation loan and its not eligible for Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. I think you should concentrate on getting rid of the first loan the quickest. I would't add extra payments to the car because it costs you more to keep the educatio...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Paying for school, the car, and looking ahead

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:33 am 

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Hi!Welcome! I agree that you should save and pay off your loans. I think you should put more money towards your student loans and get rid of them say within 2-3 years. Are your student loans private? Have you tried to consolidate and get a lower rate? SL1 is a NJCLASS loan. It is administered by HE...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Paying for school, the car, and looking ahead

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:03 am 

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I'm starting this to basically have a way of keeping track of my progress. Also, if anyone has any input, I'll gladly take it. I am currently 23 years old, living with my parents for cheap/free, employed making $55k a year, and working to eliminate debt and hopefully accumulate enough capital to buy...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Please give your input on my finances

Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:20 pm 

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Hmm are these raises steps within a grade (everyone gets a step increase) or grade increases? People don't typically get 10K raises in the gov unless you are increasing your grade which usually involves a change in your job description. I like to keep it simple. Create an emergency fund for yoursel...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Please give your input on my finances

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:49 pm 

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That seems like a cheap for a car loan and high for a student loans. I'm not familiar with student loans, but can you get that rate reduced by refinancing? I have $32k in a tax free mutual fund that I received as an inheritence that pays about $110 a month in re-investments That works out to 3.4%. ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Please give your input on my finances

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:13 pm 

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Who were you able to consolidate your loans through? I've looked briefly before and a lot of places gave off a feeling that they were a scam.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Please give your input on my finances

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:00 pm 

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As of now, I'm planning on living at home for at least a few more years. Probably on the order of 4-5. As far as getting married, my girlfriend and I have been together a little over 2 years, and the topic has come up, but we would probably wait until she is out of nursing school to have a wedding, ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Please give your input on my finances

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:41 am 

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I am trying to plan for my future finances. My father is a financial adviser and has given me a lot of help, but I am not sure if I agree with all of his advice. Alright, so here is my info. I am a 22 year old college graduate living with my parents. I am currently employed making approximately $55k...
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