[-$27,000] Back from Vacation II: Expensive Boogaloo

Vacation Fallout: The Good, the Bad, and the Expensive

Hey Peeps!

A few years ago, I wrote a Back from Vacation post from my first international trip in over ten years due to poor finances. Thought I’d give it another go.    Read More

[-$52,360] The Post Where DDSW Comes Back to Earth

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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.

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[-$63,453] Not Halloween Anymore, but Still Scary

Seeing my balance creep HIGHER these past couple of weeks has been scarier than Halloween was.  Even more scary is that I am now carrying a credit card balance again! Yes, I know.  😦

For my 2018 trip, I have most of my big ticket expenses (airfare, hotel) booked already, hence the card balance. But there is more to go. First order of business is paying the card off, of course.

I started having some tooth discomfort and was back in a quandry about whether I should go back to my old dentist, even though you guys told me to ditch him and find a new dentist. Well, as it turns out, I discovered that my old dentist recently retired and sold his practice. The new person there doesn’t have any skill or accomplishments presented that make me want to stay. I feel free, like I’ve escaped a bad relationship. LoL. I don’t know why I stayed for so long. Read More

[-$63,299] Falling Off the Track

I’ve made my required monthly $1,720 student loan payment and now owe $63,299. The balance looks practically unchanged to me compared to before the payment. Sigh.

However, when I get my next paycheck in a couple of weeks, very little of it will go toward debt at all instead of my target of $1000 extra. Why?

There are three things that are contributing to drastically slowing down my debt repayment, for the next few months at least.   Read More

[$-92,864] I’m Back from My Vacation! The Good, the Bad and the Fallout

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I’m baaaack!
And you missed me!  :heart:

Sorry for taking sooo long to reply to your comments. I was out of the country so I turned off apps, etc., to limit data usage. Thus, I was not getting notifications that there were comments. Duh!   I thought I’d literally bored you guys to death with my previous posts; or that no one had anything to say.  Boy was I wrong. Thanks for checking up on me.

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My Vacation

The Good
I FINALLY did it. Read More