Where to start? First, due to the changes in mortgage rates and house prices, we've had to think about refinancing. As I mentioned, we're rather stuck with lower property values infringing on the equity we need to be able to refinance both of our … [Read more...] about Rerouted Debt Payment and Debt Scale Changes
Just a quick reminder that you should review your insurance "statement of benefits" and bills to ensure they are classified and paid properly. You can't rely on the doctor's staff to submit the bills to your insurance properly, and you also can't … [Read more...] about Pay Attention to Your Insurance Bills
Since paying off our credit card debt last year (then again after buying a MINI Cooper), we haven't carried a card balance more than a few weeks. Generally, I pay off our card balance even before the statement is sent out. It's a great feeling to not … [Read more...] about Planning to Go Back into Credit Card Debt
Yes, this semester is finally over. I took 6 credits (2 courses) in addition to working full time, and I have to say it was painful. I was still able to have time in the evenings, but mostly because I began to just ignore classwork, friends, my wife … [Read more...] about Fall 2007 Semester is Over! A bittersweet ending…
I'm almost finished with my first semester of my graduate degree, and I couldn't be happier. I'm taking two 3-credit courses, and the classwork (including time in class and travel to classes) has added an average 12-15 hours to my work-week. It's … [Read more...] about Fall 2007 Semester Almost Over!
Wow, our annual benefits enrollment was a crappy experience this year. Luckily, I had Shawn's "How to Choose the Right Health Care Plan" series, and his phone number. There was no overlap between Stacie's enrollment (due end of month) and my own … [Read more...] about Finally, 2008 Annual Benefits Enrollment is Complete