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Thank You Sallie Mae!

Sallie Mae and I aren’t good friends. I think it has something to do with me owing her a lot of money in federal college loans.

However, we have a problem. I planned a few trips too many in the next 6 weeks and I’m being kicked off the family cellphone plan I’m on. This means a lot of expenses in a short period of time. What is a woman to do?

Take some continuing education classes! I’ve been meaning to take some extra classes to keep myself occupied and learn new things. By doing this my payments are getting deffered to end of term. It’s a win-win situation! I’ll get to take classes, which total to much less than one loan payment. I’ll also continue to pay the interest and what of the principal I can afford, but I’ll be able to also have extra money for these major expenses coming up soon.

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Bills, Bills, Bills

I found the electric bill for the months of May and June yesterday. It has more than doubled from the March-April bill. I thought I was getting better at conserving since I was turning off the lights more, using the sleep mode on my TV, and even closing down my laptop when I went to bed. I don’t know what else to do besides cutting off electronics entirely. I hardly even use my big tv anymore, unless it’s for a few hours of video games and I need to keep the lights on to read, cook, and do normal person things.

On a semi-related note: I just bought a few new books and I can’t wait to start on them. There has not been nearly enough reading going on this summer.