Woot! I’ve made it to the 40’s. Now that I’m here, I’m already in a sprint to get well into the 30’s, by the end of the year.
Current stats on my student loan:
Original Balance: $112,258
Remaining Balance: $49,402
Monthly Payments: $2,800 (Payments are back up and I’m back on track) 🙂
Term Remaining on Debtor’s Prison Sentence: 1 year and 6 months 🙂
Current (variable) Interest rate: 4.88% (up from original rate of 3.42%) Read More
As I wrote about in my last post, I have been given a salary adjustment at work to remedy my below market pay. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m very happy about this. 🙂
I’ve been in limbo an unable to draft a new budget for two reasons. One, my roommate situation was still up in the air resulting in having higher rent than I had been paying, and two, I didn’t know how much my salary adjustment would impact my take home pay after it got
hit slammed by taxes, etc. Read More
My expression when I heard the news!
I GOT A RAISE!!!
Omg, guys! Ok. Technically, it’s not a raise. It’s a “salary/equity adjustment”.
An equity adjustment is a permanent increase to the base salary that may be granted to an employee under certain circumstances, such as increased duties that do not warrant a reclassification or a significant salary lag to comparable internal positions or the local labor market.
It’s a little over 12%, but, combined with the yearly cost of living adjustment I got a couple of months ago, my base salary will be about 15% over what I was making last year. I. am. stunned! I didn’t think it was even possible. I’m still not ‘well paid’ for my industry by any stretch, but I’m at least juuust inside the edge of market rate now. Read More
In my last post, I mentioned that in addition to work and travel, I’ve been up to “other things”. In an earlier post, I talked about wanting to explore my options career-wise given how underpaid I am. So it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that I’ve been going on job interviews, despite my dislike of them.
I interviewed for three jobs, both before leaving for and after returning from my trip. This is what added to the stress I was already under while planning for / recovering from travel and having a metric ton of stuff to do at work. This is a peak into what I’ve also been dealing with… Read More
Image Credit: Kate Ter Haar
Um. Helllooo? Do you guys remember me?
I know! I’ve been a bad, bad blogger. It’s been 1.5 months without a post!
Ok. Quick check-in time. Where the heck have I been? Well… I’ll tell you. I feel like I’ve been in orbit.