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Most active topic: Assassinate your Student Loan *here*
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One fanastic journey into and out of $170,000 of student loan debt.
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 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Assassinate your Student Loan *here*

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:10 pm 

Replies: 225
Views: 57368


In regards to Sallie Mae -I have not had a problem with their website at all. I've been paying on my husband's graduate loans for 3 1/2 years now. They are in deferment though, because he is still in school, so maybe that is why they are seperated out? It even asks me if I want to make a payment or ...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Anyone else pay rent with a credit card?

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:38 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1943


I have in the past. I basically just use my credit card and pay it off every 2 weeks. My current landlord only takes a check!!! How old fashioned!

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Assassinate your Student Loan *here*

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:35 am 

Replies: 225
Views: 57368


I have paid about $1400 since I last posted. Much of this has been by reducing the amount in my savings account as opposed to earning extra income - but I am still counting it. ;)

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: What's your favorite Roth IRA company

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:17 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 2365


I'm sorry if this is too much of a digression, but which companies allow you to buy individual stocks in a Roth IRA? I had tried to look into this a while back, and I concluded that this couldn't be done. I have personally bought individual stocks in my Roth IRA at Fidelity. (Both of the stocks I b...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Assassinate your Student Loan *here*

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:10 am 

Replies: 225
Views: 57368


Paid another $573 since last post! :emo: :emo:

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Getting out of Debt slowly than wife goes to Med School!!!

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:52 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1709


My husband and I were in a similar situation when my husband decided to go to pharmacy school and accrue the same amount of extra debt. My only suggestion would be PUBLIC, PUBLIC, PUBLIC education. Also, FYI I believe '11-12 is the last year for subsidized loans for grad/professional school students...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Latest Readings

 Post subject: Re: Latest Readings
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:04 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 10199


I am currently reading A Clash of Kings . I would agree that the books are slow going - I have been reading since labor day and am about 2/3 of the way through. It's starting to pick up though! I am also perusing The Omnivore's Dilemma . Also HIGHLY recommend The Hunger Games and The Girl books, tho...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: What is your idea/vision of quitting the rat race?

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:47 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 3382


Just to be clear - I hate my job. :P

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: What's your favorite Roth IRA company

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:44 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 2365


I like TD Ameritrade, but I am doing straight stocks. The site is pretty user friendly, but I don't like how you cannot buy an amount of stock - say $500 of CVX. You have to buy in whole shares. Sharebuilder allows you to buy a set amount of a certain stock.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Assassinate your Student Loan *here*

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:36 am 

Replies: 225
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I think we might have the highest student loan here :) Actually it is my husband's student loan, mine is paid off. He graduated from a pharmacy school with a PharmD degree in may of 2009. His student loan was 72K. We met in May 2009, and got married in 2010. Under my awesome supervision (a.k.a nagg...

 Forum: News & Announcements   Topic: New here and in over 170,000 in student loan debt

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:42 am 

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Views: 10672


Thanks so much for the encouragement. It's been tuff this final year because my husband is on his rotations and is hardly working - like 4-6 hours a week. In years prior he had been working 14 or so a week. The debt (ie interest) is really going to start rolling soon. I only make about 38k. We figur...

 Forum: Tips, Tricks, Links, Pointers   Topic: Help with working from home

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:17 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 28030


I work from home full time. I started in an office in San Antonio, TX working as a travel agent. After working there for 4 years, a work from home opportunity came available. I now live in Chicago but am based in San Antonio. I have been working from home for about 3 1/2 years and make about 38K. At...

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Maybe You Shouldn’t Set Goals After All

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:57 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 4731


I have seen this study making the blog rounds lately. Apparently, having goals is a good thing, but TELLING people about your goals is not...

When Intentions go Public http://www.psych.nyu.edu/gollwitzer/09_Gollwitzer_Sheeran_Seifert_Michalski_When_Intentions_.pdf

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: Best Financial Books of All Time!

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:33 pm 

Replies: 50
Views: 40603


I think the best financial books teach us how to be freeeeeeeee......eeeeeee.... Some of my faves are: The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley Think And Grow Rich: by Napoleon Hill The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by ...
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