January 2022 – Life Update

First, I want to thank you all for the comments and votes on my 2022 Financial Goals post. The comments and feedback were beyond helpful in helping me to clarify why I was feeling the way I was and what I should do. But because life just isn’t that simple… 1) “The (Organization C) offers […]

January 2022 – Student Loan Balance Update

If you read my 2021 Financial Review, then there isn’t much to see here. Well, that’s not exactly true… To the numbers! July 1, 2019 – Student Loan Balance(s): -$128,663.26 December 1, 2021 – Student Loan Balance(s): –$91,622.63 January 1, 2022 – Student Loan Balance: -$88,878.54 Total Payments: $3,196.74 Net Difference: $2,744.09 So the first […]

2022 Financial Goals

Happy New Year! If you read my 2021 Financial Review, then you know 2021 was a pretty good year for me financially. Given this upswing, you might think I’d be headed into 2022 fairly optimistic and confident about my financial future. And you would be correct…kinda. More like half correct. While I am perhaps more […]

2021 Financial Review

My last post of 2021! Despite the continued mess that 2021 has been for so many people across the world, 2021, particularly the second half, was actually a pretty good great year in AfroPennyland and I’m kinda sad to see it end. Kinda. Once again, as I compiled this year-end review, I had to take […]

Misc. Income Report (Earned through 12/24/21): $100.00

Super late…just doing it for posterity at this point… For the week ending 12/24/21, I worked one shift for a chef friend (he contacted me just before my last interview with my new job and I kinda said yes just to get him off the phone) 6.00 hours and earned $100.00 (gross: $100.00), resulting in […]

I got a new job!

If you read my Misc. Income Report (Earned through 12/17/21): $243.01 post, then you might have known this was coming. If not, now you know! For the past few months, it has been quite obvious that I have been frustrated with my boss and compensation at University B. In fact, I seriously thought about quitting […]

PAID IN FULL – Private Student Loan 4 (PSL4)

I was checking my AES mobile app once every thirty minutes after 5:30PM EST hoping to see a $0.00 balance when at 9:30PM I was suddenly no longer able to log in. Say what? Apparently, you are only able to use the mobile app when you have a balance. Which is fine because…I DON’T HAVE […]

Misc. Income Report (Earned through 12/17/21): $243.01

The last misc. income report went up almost a week late and this one is going up a day early…why? Well, December has been a busy month in AfroPennyland. And beyond the usual busyness that accompanies the holidays, my birthday, the end of the semester, etc., I have also been…interviewing. I know! Things have been […]

Misc. Income Report (Earned through 12/10/21): $132.24

This one is almost a week late and really I’m posting it for posterity at this point… For the week ending 12/10/21, I was paid for one (1) shift at the golf club for a total of 8.25 hours, and earned $132.24 (gross: $144.38), resulting in an extra student loan payment of $132.24. As I […]


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