Student loan update

by hedy on October 23, 2014

Update:  still underemployed.  Still job hunting.  so as my loans come due next month, I just applied for a deferral.  As I am registered with a temp agency, I am eligible for an unemployment deferral.

So there’s that.  Maybe me being honest about that will give me a kick I need to restart blogging again?

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My Found Mass Money

by hedy on September 25, 2014

In July, my mother noticed that my name was listed in the paper as a Find Mass Money recipient.  turns out I had some money left over from when I used to switch high-yield savings accounts when this blog started.  I filled out my forms (you need a photo ID and a SSI card-who the frack has their SSI card on hand-I’m lucky I did that day).  It took me about two months, but I got my check.

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The heck…

September 16, 2014

So, today I was checking the bank account I use to pay rent and heat, when I saw a deduction for student loans.  turns out that since I consolidated my undergraduate loan, I have to pay interest on it.  Personal finance fail.  however, I freaking hate Nelnet (they literally hung up on me the first [...]

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Penny for my Thoughts Review: Neiman Marcus Last Call Dedham

July 8, 2014

Ok, they want to call it Neiman Marcus Last Call Boston, but it’s in freaking Dedham, MA, so no. I checked it out the day it opened (I won a $50 gift card). The stuff there is nice, there are some good buys on FCUK and Michael Kors bags. There are also a lot of [...]

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Staples Penny Sale

July 7, 2014

It’s going on, but they’re all “When you spend $5 at Staples,” so I’m not feeling it. You? Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.

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The Lizzie Bennet Diaries book is here!

June 24, 2014

But then again, who isn’t in debilitating debt right now? We worked hard to get this debt-ridden, and we’ll work equally hard to get out of it So says Lizzie Bennet in The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A Novel. As you don’t remember, I was super-into the webseries wen it aired. /however, this comment [...]

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Penny for my thoughts review: COPPERTONE® CLEARLYSheer™ sunscreens

May 29, 2014

As you know, I’m a Bzzagent.  Through BzzAgent, I recently had a chance to try theAs you know, I’m aBzzagent.  Through BzzAgent, I recently had a chance to try the Coppertone Clearly Sheer SPF 30 Lotion for Sunny Days. I’m really impressed. It goes on easily (I have a love/hate relationship with sunscreen because I’m pale [...]

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Student loan exit counseling

May 7, 2014

I just finished my student loan exit counseling, and I am pissed.  I knew the amount I owed, although I am royally pissed that I owe that much even with going to a state school.  However, what gets my goat is the condescending”financial planning” advice.  Did you know saving money is a good idea?  They [...]

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Penny for my Thoughts Review: Uber

March 15, 2014

So, remember when I tried Hailo* in September and it failed?  I tried Uber in NYC this past weekend, I I loved it!  I had a $10 promo code courtesy of Tricia.  It really is as easy as it sounds:  I just opened the app on my phone, requested a car, and I was told the [...]

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This is 30

February 7, 2014

So, back when I started this blog six (faint!) years ago,  I was into the “Personal Finance under 30″ finance group.  Well, I’m no longer under 30.  This blog is updated spoartically.  i mentally wrote a long blog post about this issue, but here it is:  I like saving money.  I hate debt.  at the [...]

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