One thing I'm considering doing - unrelated - is cashing out an old chunk of Roth IRA contributions from 2008. I bought one of those target retirement date funds and it plunged in value almost immediately. It's up to 90% of its original value, but I don't think it'll beat 6.55% in the next 5 years, so I'm considering cashing it out, eating the loss for tax purposes, and using it to pay off two small student loans the wifing unit has to reduce our monthly obligation by about $60, as that might come in handy if I end up going to grad school and prefer a lower monthly obligation. Until then, obviously, I'd just use the extra money each month to pay extra on the other loans. Of course, it might have been better to do this before the end of the year for tax purposes. Or something.
I have a phone interview with a local, better-paying test prep service today. As in, they pay around or better than my putative hourly rate at work. Not sure what to expect, they didn't ask me to prepare a lesson. It'll probably be a conversation about stuff and, if I sound okay, they'll schedule an in-person thingy and have me audition.
Anyway. Flying out tomorrow to OSU for super fun happy graduate school information day. Woo hoo.
In other financial news, it seems my 401(k) only lost 3.99% in the last year. Better than I expected based on market performance in the last half of the year, still not awesome.
Finishing off statements of purpose. I sound like such a wanker.
Sweet JFK. It seems everybody has the same idea: "Hey, I just set this thing on fire and I think you're a fireman and none of us can fight fires, ergo it is your jorb to fight this fire. K THX BYE." But... but... I just set something of my own on fire and it actually is my job to put it out... And I'm leaving at 4:30 because I have a phone interview I'm taking at home, and, no, I'm not going to reconsider.
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