[-$58,452] Bonus & Instability

I’m in another busy spell at work. In fact, I’m having to work over the weekend to meet two deadlines on two separate projects.

I made a random $307 extra payment to my student loan debt. Most of it was absorbed by accrued interest, thus the balance looks practically unchanged from my last post. Read More

[-$74,897] BlogLines: “I Hate Having Roommates.”

This is the second post of my BlogLines series where I share quotes that I’ve collected from other blogs or websites that resonate with me around a topic or a ‘line’. This week’s theme… “I hate having roommates”.

[My first BlogLines post: “…and I have nothing to show for it.”]

I wish I could write in more detail about my housing situation, and I have had a few longstanding requests from you guys to do so, but can’t risk it because the people involved are 1) familiar with the internet and 2) capable of doing certain things like…reading. So, I’ll have to stick to generalities for a while longer.

First, let me clarify that I don’t hate my roommates as people, at all. I just hate having to live with roommates at this point in my life. I wish I could afford my own place. The fact that I may have to wait up to 3 more years to do that is depressing.

I’ll be the first to admit that when paying off debt, renting a room instead of having your own place can do wonders for your budget, but there are downsides to living with roommates in our thirties and beyond.  Read More

A Quick Update: I’m Not Moving Anywhere

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The rent is NOT too damn high today, Jimmy!

Last week, I wrote about a BIG increase to my rent.  My roommates and I were asked to EACH have to pay $250 more each month ( and possibly up to $333 /month more, long story).

As it turns out, Read More