It took 51 days and a mess of hassle for my friends, former coworkers/bosses, landlords and roommates, but it finally happened. Today I finally got badged at my client's office. That means I don't need an escort for the bathroom anymore! The bad … [Read more...] about I finally got my work badge!
I just opened a letter from our student loan provider that's been sitting in a pile all week. I thought it was the monthly bill for Stacie's loan, but it turns out it was a notification. Here's what it said: WHY WE ARE CONTACTING … [Read more...] about Our Student Loan Interest Rate Went Down by 1%!
UPDATE: A comment reminded me that you might not all know my status. I graduated college with an undergrad about 7 years ago, but I just started my masters degree in fall 2007. Now back to the story: I found out something interesting this weekend. … [Read more...] about The Government is Paying My Student Loan Interest!
Just a few days ago, I told you how we dumped 132 items of clothing off with Goodwill. Commenter CPAMike asked how we came about our valuation of $707. I actually used a few sources, but mostly Goodwill's site (not sure which one now). He pointed out … [Read more...] about How to Value Clothing Donations
FiveCentNickel posted a commentary on GM's announcement of a new hybrid system in their large SUVs, and questioned the value of such a system. I agree with his assessment that the extra $10,000 cost of such a system for a mere 40% gain (i.e. 19-20mpg … [Read more...] about Can we get by without big SUVs?
I've been riding the D.C. MetroRail to work lately and notice something quite disturbing. Government employees and contractors are riding the train with their badges in full view. This is a problem because not only can someone near you see your … [Read more...] about Protect yourself and your identity: Employer Badges