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Jason

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Name:
Reaching Our Balance
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
debt repayment, investing, financial tips, education
Start Year:
2014

Blogger Bio

Net worth:
$282,000.00
Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
Professor
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Latest Blog Posts

On this blog I primarily post about financial issues and I hope you find them informative. However, in my day to day life my mind is also consumed with politics. I am one of those few people who loves politics. I don’t like the negative stuff, but I love analyzing things. I love talking about messaging. I love discussing the different races. And it is also part of my job. ...
Posted: Nov 07 2018 @ 1:52 PM
As Halloween rolled around I was thinking about what my weakness was for candy and the like (it is M&Ms I am a huge fan). For whatever reason that got me to thinking about what my biggest financial weakness is. On this blog I have talked about my biggest financial mistakes. However, I have never discussed my continued weaknesses. And I think that we all have them. That weakness could ...
Posted: Nov 05 2018 @ 11:46 AM
*This post contains affiliate links. If you sign up for a product or service this blog will receive a small commission.  Last week I was giving a presentation on public service loan forgiveness (PSLF) for the faculty and staff at my university. When I made the announcement over the faculty listserv and mentioned it to others it just happened to be the time when the New York Times and other ...
Posted: Oct 29 2018 @ 6:24 AM
*This post contains affiliate links. If you sign up for a product or service this blog will receive a small commission.  A few months ago I put out a bold goal of paying off my mortgage by age 50. When I wrote that post I had no idea how I was going to do it. I really didn’t even know how much money it would take. Since that time I ...
Posted: Oct 25 2018 @ 6:48 AM
*This post contains affiliate links. If you sign up for a product or service this blog will receive a small commission.  Many of you who read this blog know that I have become a fan of podcasts, particularly personal finance podcasts. In fact, it is the only type of podcast I regularly subscribe too. My favorites tend to be ChooseFI, Radical Personal Finance, and the Dave Ramsey Show. On other podcasts, ...
Posted: Oct 18 2018 @ 7:00 AM
A lot of you probably heard about the market downturn last week. In just over two days, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped over 1300 points or about 4.5%. The other major stock market indices didn’t do much better. Both the Nasdaq, S&P 500, Russell 2000 Index and others all got walloped last week. It was the worst drop in over 8 months and the worst week in almost 7 ...
Posted: Oct 15 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Yes, this is going to be a shameless plug and I wish I had a bigger article (I am in the middle of grading and finishing edits on chapters for a book) but I thought I would send this along. Yesterday, I had the honor and privilege to talk to a reporter from CNBC, Annie Nova, who is doing a lot of different profiles on student loan forgiveness. Well, this ...
Posted: Oct 10 2018 @ 10:45 AM
*This post contains affiliate links. If you sign up for a product or service this blog will receive a small commission.  The end of the end of the 3rd quarter has arrived and I guess it is time for another debt payment update. If you search debt payment updates you can find my previous discussions there. Here are my current totals at the end of the 3rd Quarter of 2018: ...
Posted: Oct 03 2018 @ 7:00 AM
*This post contains affiliate links. If you sign up for a product or service this blog will receive a small commission.  Do you ever feel stuck? Do you feel like other people are getting ahead of you and you just can’t seem to get traction? Do you look at social media and compare yourself with your friends and family? We all know that most social media post only show the ...
Posted: Oct 01 2018 @ 7:31 AM
This past Friday an article came out that probably has a lot of people who are enrolled in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program frightened. According to the article, a year into its availability, over 99% of people who have applied for forgiveness of their loans have been denied. Only 96 people have been successful out of about 30,000 applications. Only 96 people. When I saw the article in ...
Posted: Sep 24 2018 @ 6:44 AM

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