Monthly Archives: August 2013

Spending Update: I Love Me Some FRREEEEEE FOOD!

School is back!  Well, at least for us teachers here in Michigan.  The students first day is not until after Labor Day, but the faculty have been hard at work preparing to welcome those cheery, pimply faces. The one thing … Continue reading

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Thing I Would Do: Go Back to Work After Winning the Lotto

A post over at Frugal Rules prompted me to answer the following question: Would you return to work after winning the lotto? The hypothetical is winning a $10M lotto.  Now, that’s a TON of money – more than I’ll ever … Continue reading

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MAGIC?! $370.39 disappeared from my debt balance!

Day 122 | $13,656.98 paid | $58418.60 to freedom Of course, there’s no magic.  The wonderful new servicer of my federal student loans applied an auto-payment when I did not expect one to occur.  I think this has happened every … Continue reading

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Progress Report: Fiscal July ’13 – The End of Summer

Day 119 – $13,109.24 Paid – $58,788.99 to Freedom Summer is over.  School and coaching is back.  I die just a little typing that.  However, my wallet is jumping for joy.  Even with pledging to myself to make July a … Continue reading

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Earning Pennies an Hour: Swag Bucks

This summer I somehow was introduced to Swagbucks.  I don’t exactly remember how, but I signed up and started filling out my profile for a few points. If you’re unfamiliar with Swagbucks, its basically like your old-fashioned “surveys for gift … Continue reading

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Using Credit Like a Boss: Adios Capital One!

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I have two credit cards: A Chase Freedom card and a CapitalOne Cash Rewards card.  The problem was the latter had a $40 annual fee.  Using a credit card with an annual fee?!?!?  Blasphemy, … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam Strikes Again…

My federal student loans are moving to a new servicer.  The third in the past 6 months.  How can the federal government get away with this? I really don’t understand why my account has to be inaccessible for 15 days … Continue reading

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