It’s open enrollment season at Siren Security, and when my Manager handed me my renewal packet I flipped through the pages to find the benefits selection page. My first four years at Siren Security my medical premium remained unchanged, but they’ve been increasing every year for the last couple years. Not just a little but a lot. I located the benefits selection page, find the … [Read more...] about When Your Medical Premium Increases by 146.54%
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. Oscar Wilde A couple of days before the start of my junior semester at college, I was in the middle of giving my room a total makeover. You see, I had already received my student loan refund check and the dollars were burning a hole in my pocket. After I had set aside … [Read more...] about Comparison is the Death of Happiness: For a Dime and Penny
Life is not fair You have your degree and are filled with nothing but optimism and you feel as if the world is your oyster. Remember the size of your graduation class? They have that same optimism too, and it’s just not them. Think of all the new graduates nationwide, and the pool is only getting bigger as there’s a new class walking across the stage every year. What does … [Read more...] about Five Life Lessons for my Younger Self
"Good health is a crown on the head of a well person that only a sick person can see." I was still working at Dolphin Marketing, stretching every penny of a $27,500 salary as I sat in the optometrist office waiting for my eye exam. The Dolphin Marketing insurance did not cover eye exams, so I was paying for this visit and sub-sequentially any eyewear purchases out of (my … [Read more...] about American HealthCare Has Me Seeing Red
Are you willing to put your dreams on hold? Are you willing to jump into a different line of work because you can’t find a job in your desired career field? Are you willing to work multiple minimum wage jobs? Are you willing to work weekend and holiday overtime missing out on barbecues and birthday parties? Are you willing to move to a low cost of living … [Read more...] about What are you willing to sacrifice to pay off your debt?