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2013 In Review

I didn’t set many explicit goals in 2013.  However, that’s not to say I didn’t have many goals in mind.  In fact, I think the whole point of writing out a review of 2013 is to really set up what … Continue reading

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Progress Report: December ’13

Day 245 | $16,794.50 paid | $55,281.08 to freedom Merry Christmas Eve!  And a late Happy Festivus!  Let’s air some grievances! Car repairs.  I hate car repairs so much.  In the last month I have spent $300 on my car.  … Continue reading

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Progress Report: November ’13

Day 216 | $16,087.54 paid | $55,988.04 to freedom Annual Milestone #1 met!  216 days ago I set the goal of paying down $5000 in principal of my student loans before the end of the year.  Now, one month before … Continue reading

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Why My Debt is the Greatest Thing to Have Happened to Me

I don’t know if I’m much of a storyteller.  I do like to write.  I don’t mind speaking in public, and it would probably be a little worrisome if I were a teacher that felt uncomfortable in front of a … Continue reading

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Progress Report: September ’13

Day 157 | $14,690.81 paid | $57,384.77 to freedom Finally!!!  I am so sick of having my routines upended by the government’s far too frequent decisions to change my student loan servicer.  My September payments have finally processed and I … 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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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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