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  1. My Rite Aid Wellness turned into Plenti last year, I believe. I've accumulated enough points from doing my Rite Aid deals and prescriptions, etc that I paid for both my sons' clearance comforter sets from Macy's with points only. I was fine with that.
  2. Some of them will qualify for their loans to be forgiven. Most nursing students will have to start completely over with no transfer of credits. So, for them it's about the loss of time. There's an opportunity cost of lost wages and lost benefits, like retirement accounts and pensions, that comes with delaying graduation another two years. For people entering nursing as a second career, it's a pretty big blow for them.
  3. Then you end up on the other end of the spectrum with my tea glass sitting empty for an hour. Melted ice and tea mixture isn't tea! Refill my freaking glass!! Literally, I decide your tip based on how long my tea was empty.
  4. I agree when you're talking about Univ of Phoenix and other worthless degrees. However, online degrees from legitimate universities are perfectly fine. My BS in Information Systems from Strayer cost me only about $15K back in the early 1990s. I attended normal classes on campus. Online wasn't even a thing back then. They have the quarter system, so I was able to complete a 4-year degree in only 3 years. It opened the door to a very lucrative IT career. Best investment I ever made, by far. At one time, I did apply for law school. It was either UVA or W&M, two of the very best in the country, or nothing. Got waitlisted. Never went. Glad I didn't. I have probably made more than most lawyers have over the past 20 years or so, and I didn't get saddled with a six-figure student loan debt. What sort of work do you do in IT? I was reading someone else's story about ITT and this whole mess with shutting down. Because of how credits do and don't transfer, they're basically saddled with thousands of dollars of student loan debt and having to start over in a new nursing program. Which sucks donkey balls. Let me tell you. Nursing school sucks no matter what school you attend. It's hard, it's grueling. Starting over would be devastating.
  5. I haven't checked out that link, but I just got an alert from CCT regarding Chase. They increased my Amazon Visa from $400 to $1800. I almost fell out of my chair because Chase isn't terribly fond of me. My Freedom is $1k.
  6. I wasn't saying plasma. But that's a good one too.Not everyone qualifies to sell plasma though.
  7. No, you sure can't. But for some things that don't have coupons regularly, it's an option.
  8. Good idea, we might just do as much as we can that way.My area just started doing grocery pickup where you can order your groceries, they pull them, you go pick them up. My sister, who cares for a one year old, loves it.
  9. So, she already has one debt consolidation loan that isn't paid off, a new consolidation loan that she couldn't qualify for so her mother is bailing her out with a personal loan and she still has half a dozen or so open credit cards and a shiny credit score with which to dig yet another new hole filled with debt?
  10. The traits I discussed aren't necessarily bad ones. She's had to survive and it's admirable that she has. It's just some characteristics that you need to be aware of if you choose to take her in. It will change your parenting tactics. By necessity.
  11. Yes, she's learned coping mechanisms and survival skills. She's probably accustomed to a level of independence that most 13 year olds don't have. Both from a lack of parental care and supervision and of necessity of caring for herself since the parental units didn't.
  12. It's definitely a hard cycle to break. I'm not a fan of cooking so it's hard for me to not eat out. I need to work on that because as the teenagers age off their survivors benefits, I'll have a declining household income. I know another widow who squandered nearly all of the substantially larger amount of insurance benefits she received, has no job skills and is now fostering because her teens are aging off their benefits and soon she'll have no income at all.
  13. Regardless of stupidity, and shiftiness, it's still a sad, sad, situation hope they find some sense now that they have hit rock bottom. Believe it or not, this might not actually be rock bottom. It could get much worse from here.
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