omgmymoney student loan debt payoff august 2018 update

My $77,000 Student Loan Debt Payoff Goal March 2019

Back in July (2018), I wrote a post about getting motivated to pay off my student loan debt. In that post I did not set a specific date and simply noted that I wanted to pay a little extra per month. I had a great start last month in August paying an extra $9,600 towards my student loan debt. That is on top of the $2,000 monthly payment, which makes the total amount $11,600 in…

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My 3 Year Financial Plan

I have to admit, the older I get the less I want to think about long term plans. Similar to how I have been thinking about how the next Olympics is X years away and how old I will be. In 3 years I will be close the big 4-0, which is crazy to think about. Back in high school I used to think 30 was old. Well I am in my mid-30s now and…

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My $77,000 Student Loan Debt Progress as of August 2018

I am sure you have seen the articles about how the average college graduate has a 5 figure student loan debt amount. Here is an article from CNBC for a refresher. I ended up owing a 6 figure student loan debt upon graduation and defaulted. Fast forward more than 10 years and I still owed the US Department of Education nearly $77,000 total. The minimum monthly payment on my student loan debt is $826.24. For…

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11 Biggest Debt Traps

What are some of the biggest debt traps? The word debt is about as cringe worthy as it gets. I am certainly caught in some of these debt traps. This post is inspired by this 2 Cents Lifehacker article.I hope many of you are in the process of getting out any of these 11 debt traps. Here are the 11 biggest money debt traps Student loans (government/federal loans or private loans) – I know all…

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My 9 Top Money Saving Rules

What are your favorite top money rules that you (try to) follow? I referenced blog posts from NerdWallet, The Simple Dollar, and The Practical Saver to create my top money rules. My 9 top money rules Pay yourself first – a lot of the financial gurus, ninjas, influencers really preach this. Whether you work a traditional 9-5 like I do or work for yourself through your own business, set aside a percentage of your income and…

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One of the Best Ways to Get An Extra Income

What are your favorite side hustling gigs? I would love to explore new side hustle ideas outside of ebay or similar resell ideas. I have a side gig of buying and selling sports trading cards. Well, it is not so much a gig as it is a hobby. Here too is another money moron mistake I am making to this day. I get attached to my sports cards because it reminds me of the 90’s…

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Getting Motivated to Accelerate Paying off My Student Loan Debt

In my 20’s I ignored my massive student loan debt and eventually went into default. One of the worst possible things financially you can do. I went into default only a few years out of college. This is the reason I started this personal finance blog. For cringeworthy money moron moments, give the post a look for a quick rundown of my financial mistakes. I experienced credit cards getting cancelled, paying a crazy interest rate on car…

Top 3 Things I Would Do Differently When Applying to College

I made financial mistakes. Cringe worthy financial mistakes. Admittedly voluntary because I had no financial intelligence. Being a money moron started when I was considering college. In my previous post about the top 5 financial things to consider when applying to college, I did not fully provide my point of view. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. HERE ARE 3 THINGS I WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY WHEN CONSIDERING COLLEGE. The honest…

Top 5 Financial Considerations If Applying to a Four Year University

What I write in this post is purely from my own experiences. I am not a financial guru. I am not a financial ninja. I do not have a podcast. I do not do interviews or guest posts. I am passionate about my full time job as VP, Digital Marketing. But. I am a money moron. I am here to share the 1st part of the mind boggling, voluntary financial mistakes I made in the…

A Money Finance Blog – Beginnings of a Money Moron

I am a money moron. I REALLY am. I kid you not. Hear me out. It started when I was applying for college. Apparently I decided during my junior/senior years that I was going to get into MASSIVE student loan debt by attending an out of state 4 year Big 10 university. Apply for scholarships? Maybe just a few because it took SO much of my free time. I was a champion of senioritis. $40,000…

I started a finance blog. Welcome to my first post

Welcome to my finance blog. Yes, I am a money moron. Really. You should check out my future posts. Check my about me page to get a 50,000 foot view of who the heck this money moron is. I am in my mid 30’s. I do not have a family I support and do not have kids. I do like to help out my parents though such as buying my mom a plane ticket overseas…

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