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Month: September 2016

The Process of Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The Process of Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Recently, I posted some blog posts on my listserv at work regarding student loans. I posted on the new repayment plan REPAYE and how you could obtain student loan forgiveness as a part-time employee. In those posts I pointed out some important factoids regarding both programs, but I never did a point by point analysis of how to actually obtain Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Hence, the subject of this post. This will be, according to my point of you, the…

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Tweeting My Favorite Blog Post

Tweeting My Favorite Blog Post

One of my favorite personal finance blogs is Steve over at Think.Save.Retire. Steve and his wife are on a mission to completely retire by February of 2017. They have already achieved significant traction by selling both their homes, buying an Airstream to live in and have begun to make weekend and/or longer trips to see the country. I admire their dedication quite a bit and the fact that they live in an Airstream (I don’t know if I could do…

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Suffering from Financial ADHD

Suffering from Financial ADHD

I am one of those people who constantly questions my plans and their outcomes. I have noted that I play monetary mental gymnastics with myself all of the time. I am constantly reevaluating my plans of wanting to pay down debt or save or whatever. I run numbers through calculators, think about what it would be like if we paid off this or did this, or how much of an emergency fund I need, etc. I think it comes down…

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Feeding the Financial Trolls

Feeding the Financial Trolls

I don’t know what it is about me but I get sucked in by random things on the internet. You see I am one of those people who will comment on articles that you can find on the net. Now don’t worry I am not a troll, but I have to admit I am probably guilty in feeding them. Maybe it is because I teach and write about argumentation, but I feel compelled at some level to do battle with…

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Finances and Fertility Update or Part III

Finances and Fertility Update or Part III

Over the past few months I have posted a couple of times of our journey through infertility (you can read here, here, and here). Considering this blog is primarily about personal finance I will stick with that, but let me say that I can understand how others say this is such a stressful process. With all of the appointments, needles, medication, and anticipation for something that is not guaranteed to work it is downright maddening. However, there is somewhat good…

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Our New Book on Civil Religion Has Arrived

Our New Book on Civil Religion Has Arrived

This post isn’t really about personal, but a little shameless self-promotion (of course what blog post isn’t at some level) so please forgive me at some level. One of the great things about being a college professor is doing research. I have a job where I get to be intellectually engaged with topics that I think are the most important. In my case those topics are about politics, the American presidency, U.S. foreign policy, and our use of communication. My…

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