My debit card expires this month. I'd been waiting patiently for the new card, but it never arrived, and when I went to check the banking website this week, it says it should have arrived in May. There are no transactions I didn't recognize, and I don't activate a card until I'm holding it, so … Continue reading Bank Aggravation
Let's talk mania. And finances. Last fall, I went full paranoid manic for close to two weeks. With how the world was behaving, no one realized my frothing was anything other than a reaction to everything. I bought end of the world supplies. A lot of end of the world supplies. A wood stove. A … Continue reading Gonna Admit I’m a Failure
I don't spend a lot of time talking about my mental illness, which is unfortunate in that it doesn't, I don't know, put a face to the illness as much as I like. But I also don't like singing the same song all the time. It gets old. You get sick of it. I get … Continue reading Let’s Talk Mania
Our flooring in our house is... rough. It's not even a proper floor. It's pine subfloor that someone varnished and tried to pass off as flooring. It's awful. It's driving splinters into our feet. I was looking at replacing it in January, and the estimated cost was going to be ~$3000. I checked now, and … Continue reading New Rugs!
Apparently with everything that's going on, people aren't getting many crowns at the dentist, because my crown came in TWO WEEKS early. This prompted a next day appointment and a bundle of nerves. I had originally gone in because I noticed a quarter or so of one of my teeth was... missing. It didn't really … Continue reading Surprise! My Crown Has Arrived
I went to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, so I have student loans. When I first got SSDI, I received a lump payment and used it to clear all my credit cards, set up an emergency fund, and paid my smallest student loan off. That loan was directly through the University when I had a … Continue reading Second Student Loan Paid!
Paid of the credit card. Paid of a student loan. Then I feel that part of a tooth is missing. I find out a I need a crown - and I've only had the insurance 7 months. They won't cover crowns until a full year. $1300 out of pocket. They let me split it 50/50 … Continue reading There’s Always Another Bill
We have been working on paying off my student loans. I had three - two that are consolidated into a federal loan and one through a private company. The federal loan ones are $24,000 and $9,000. You can't separate payments out for them, and they're in forbearance due to the Covid situation, so we focused … Continue reading Smallest Student Loan Paid Off!
We got our tax return back, and I immediately followed the plan I had laid out for paying down debt. If I let the money sit for very long, it's so easy to talk myself into small purchases that fritter the money away. So... first we paid off the head gasket! That's one monthly payment … Continue reading Clearing Debt Update!
I'm looking at releasing my novel, 'Still Water', in July of this year, and while that's super exciting and all there's a lot going on on the back end side of things right now. I am in final stages of revision before it goes to proof readers, but these are more technical things on my … Continue reading Book Release Back End – A Brief (And Expensive!) Checklist