Journey of 20 Job Applications: Aug 1 Update, Am I Unemployed?

Technically, I am unofficially unemployed.  My last day of work is tomorrow Fri, Aug 2.  But by now you know I’m anxious and love to jump the gun! It was a voluntary termination. That’s what all the paperwork said. I did it. I resigned. I quit my job with no prospects. Here’s the latest update …

Journey of 20 Job Applications: Jul 26 Update, Losing My Mind

I’m taking a mental break from this jobbing process. This might be my penultimate update. No new companies have contacted me, as predicted. I think the rush of responses has finally died down, again in predictable fashion. I actually got a rejection email TODAY from a job I don’t even remember applying for that does …

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Journey of 20 Job Applications: Jul 19 Update, Living a Double Life

Happy Friday! It’s time for a new update. It is currently 3p EST on a Friday, so while it’s not exactly close of business, I feel confident no one at these companies is working past 3p on a summer Friday. That being said here is the lastest update on my Summer Job Hunt. Jobbing I’m …

Journey of 20 Job Applications: Jul 13 Update, So Many Hoops

It’s only 9a as I write this and unfortunately, I’ve been up for five hours. Why you might ask. Well, first the heat. I was already up so I got this brilliant idea to book my dummy travel for my upcoming job interview. My current plan is to get there a day early and visit …

Journey of 20 Job Applications: Are these pre-interview questions rude?

So, I definitely have some emotional maturing to do at times. It’s when it comes to decision making from second-place options that I have the most trouble. What isn’t listed on the chart are a few interviews I had earlier this year. The last one was in Jun 2019 and it was not altogether nice …

Why I’m Not Paying off My $300k Student Loan Debt

So when my student loan post first came out sometime last year (2018), I received a lot of attention and mixed feedback. To this day,  I still get the sporadic suggestion to aggressively pay off this debt or the ‘you’ll never retire early with that much debt.’ Thanks? Pay off $300,000 of unsecured debt? Honestly, …

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Is Anyone Else Tired of All the Log-Ins?

This post has been brewing for a while, but since taking over my aunt’s finances, my number of log-ins has increased to the point that another rant was brewing. Then my car insurance company sent me a renewal notice. With all the frugaling that has come into my life, I thought briefly about comparison shopping …

Oh The Places You’ll Call! Caring for Aging Parents

If you’re new here, my Aunt MERJ who took care of me when I emigrated to the United States is slowly dying essentially. The doctors don’t say this, but I do. She isn’t able to consistently do what are called activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. Whathat?  Activities of Daily Living: …