This past week, my article "Free Laptop Nation: How Free Is It?" was featured in the 144th Carnival of Personal Finance, hosted by BeingFrugal.net. As it was published on St. Patrick's Day (the one on the calendar, regardless of what the Catholic … [Read more...] about Best Finance Articles from Carnival of Personal Finance #144
I don't announce changes to our debt scales (on the right sidebar) unless something big happens. Well today I made some major changes to some numbers. Stacie's Student Loan The biggest change was that I paid $6000 down on Stacie's student loan. It … [Read more...] about Some major financial accomplishments this week
I just opened a letter from our student loan provider that's been sitting in a pile all week. I thought it was the monthly bill for Stacie's loan, but it turns out it was a notification. Here's what it said: WHY WE ARE CONTACTING … [Read more...] about Our Student Loan Interest Rate Went Down by 1%!
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
UPDATE: A comment reminded me that you might not all know my status. I graduated college with an undergrad about 7 years ago, but I just started my masters degree in fall 2007. Now back to the story: I found out something interesting this weekend. … [Read more...] about The Government is Paying My Student Loan Interest!
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