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 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Buying a used car

 Post subject: Re: Buying a used car
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:00 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 122


I tried the Beetle last winter and it did not work. On days when there was marginal snow with good tires, the beetle still got stuck, and one time spun out of control. Getting a car better suited for winter is a must. I was stuck for 3 weeks last winter because the car is very low to the ground, and...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Buying a used car

 Post subject: Buying a used car
Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:43 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 122


Hi all, Hoping I can get some wise advice on buying a used car as I know absolutely nothing about cars. I currently have a 2003 VW beetle which I bought used with about 70K miles on it. It was not a good buy for me because I live on the east coast with snow and discovered that it just does not work ...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: My BF keeps asking to borrow money from me

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:58 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 9256


I am selling the house. We had a contract that said we would split the proceeds 50/50. Of course now, he has told everyone that I'm kicking him out of the house we bought (even though I moved out and am paying rent, while he lives there); and that he no longer believes a 50/50 split is fair. Thank g...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: My BF keeps asking to borrow money from me

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:43 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 9256


Update: I've been looking back at some of my old posts in light of my new situation and boy do I wish I would have heeded the advice I got here three years ago. Not only did I end up moving back in with my boyfriend but we ended up purchasing a house together last year. We bought it in the auction f...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Will paying off my student loan drop my credit score?

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:38 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1206


Great thanks for the feedback. I will pay them off then and hope I don't dip too far!

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Will paying off my student loan drop my credit score?

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:50 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1206


Hi all, I'm happy to say that I will finally be in the position to pay off my student loan by the end of the year *knocks on wood*. I have a balance of just under $7000 with an interest rate of 6.7% I have a fully funded emergency fund $8000 which I will be hoping to double this year (also achievabl...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Balancing work and life

 Post subject: Re: Balancing work and life
Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:56 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 3843


Thanks to you both. Now that I've been on my own I feel so much relief because of how much weight I had been carrying. That is a sure sign that it was time to go. Right now I'm going to use the extra hours I've gained in a day to focus on me, my own personal growth, and my career. And, will be doubl...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Balancing work and life

 Post subject: Re: Balancing work and life
Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:45 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 3843


I will say that my divorce ended due to the same routine you are talking about. My ex-wife would go to work, come home, eat, and then crash in bed. The communication and bonding time between us suffered to the point we both moved in different directions. In essence my ex-wife became married more to...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Balancing work and life

 Post subject: Re: Balancing work and life
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:42 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 3843


Hi all, Thanks for the responses. Yes I am a millennial and that could be part of the reason I have the expectations that I have but I'm not expecting a perfect job or perfect life. I would love to have a life outside of work though. I would like to come home before 7 and not resent having to cook/d...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Balancing work and life

 Post subject: Balancing work and life
Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:40 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 3843


Hi, I'm relatively new to the work field, and thought perhaps some of you that have been working for a while, can offer some insight and advice. I finished grad school 6 years ago, and have been fortunate to find work in my field, and make a good living. I make 95K per year, plus have really awesome...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Newb's financial goals

 Post subject: Re: Newb's financial goals
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:46 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 2960


Put a line item in your budget for how much you're willing to "give" each month. My husband and I don't have one right now while we finish off student loans, but when that's done it will be $50/month and increase yearly. This includes giving to charity, supporting podcasts we like, donati...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Newb's financial goals

 Post subject: Re: Newb's financial goals
Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:18 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 2960


I wanted to post an update to my journal. I do have a financial update, but more so a discovery about myself that I need to work on :worried: Financial: I have upped my short term savings from 10,500 to 11,500. Not that significant but it would have been more, if I hadn't taken a trip to Jamaica. I ...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Newb's financial goals

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:01 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 2960


Greetings! You seem to have a solid grasp of your situation. Congrats!! Some tidbits to consider, no need to answer online. FYI, I'm twenty years ahead of you, soon to hit twentieth wedding anniversary, and have handled the household finances the entire time so far. How many months of expenses does...

 Forum: Fiscal Fitness Journals   Topic: Newb's financial goals

 Post subject: Newb's financial goals
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:14 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 2960


I have been meaning to start a journal for a while now, but keep getting side-tracked. Anyway I decided that today will be the day that I start. I'm 29 years old, and will be turning 30 this year. I joined the workforce about 5 years ago after grad school but had a few set-backs because I got divorc...
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