Friday, January 4, 2013

Eleventh Day of Christmas - Money Thoughts

Yesterday I started a novena to St. Therese of the Little Flower. Sometime last year, I dreamt of her, so I took it as a sign. I'm a little slow to heed the signs. But anyway, one of my student loans almost went into default if I didn't pay $10,000+ now. Gasp! So I made a phone call, sent a smaller check, and have more paperwork to do. On that loan, I ran out of forbearances.

Anyway, my intentions of this novena is to payoff my student loans. You see, my parents paid for my B.A. degree, but during my 30's, I decided to improve myself and go to graduate school, thus took out the loans. I didn't even finish graduate school! I dropped out of graduate school and went to art school and dropped out of art school. Back then, like many, many people, I did have a full-time job.

Also yesterday, I filed for unemployment, and that experience was pretty straightforward. Sure, I had to wait several hours at the unemployment office, but that's why I brought a book. I started reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki, copyright 2011.

Lesson One: The Rich Don't Work for Money. "The poor and middle class work for money. The rich have money work for them." This chapter talks about fear, greed, and ignorance. It mentions about rising above emotions and thinking. Hmm.


Becky said...

I hope St.Therese answers your prayer!

All in His Perfect Timing said...

Continued prayers for your job hunt ... and your school loans. St. Therese will be a good intercessor.
I've started the RDPD book, but don't think I got all the way through (bad habit ... I stop sometimes & get sidetracked). I did love what I read though! Thanks for the memory jog!

Rae said...

I know that it is stupid of me to comment on a random post without reading a lot more of your blog first to get to know you, but I really want to caution you to be careful about taking any advice from Kiyosaki. There is much to be wary of there...

I hate that our current system is set up so that it is even possible to run out of forbearances! I hope that the additional paperwork takes care of everything for you.

Lena said...

Thank you for your comment, Rae. Hey, it's okay to comment on a random post in a blog. I will look at the link you sent me.