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My One Year Student Loan Payoff Update

  January 28, 2022 marked my one year anniversary of paying off my student loans . Reflecting back on choosing to pay off my student loans leaves me with several take a ways that I want to share with you! In September 2020 I decided to become debt free by utilizing the debt snowball method to pay off all my debt. Before this I had struggled to save and really understand basic financial principles. As a first-generation college student, I received a scholarship to attend undergrad for free, but the scholarship did not cover summers. During the summers I took out student loans to cover costs without paying interest rates or how much I was taking out. By the end of undergrad I had amassed a little under $17K. Fast forward to graduate school I received another scholarship that covered my education. At the time I was a teacher in a new very expensive city and I had missed the cutoff to have my paycheck last me throughout the summer. So, I decided to take out a loan for two summers to keep

Adult Daily Living Skills: Using the George Foreman Grill

 

Did you enjoy your Memorial Day weekend? Holiday weekends call for barbecue and other good food. This time I decided to break out my George Foreman Grill since I was not going to attempt to light up the community grill. As I was preparing my hotdogs, it made me think about how the Foreman is a great tool to make cooking your favorite foods easier and healthier. It is also very affordable as I remember paying around $10 to purchase one!




Figure 1: This is a YouTube thumbnail of my video on Adult Daily Living Skills: Using the Foreman Grill

 

When cooking on your Foreman be sure to lightly spray it with cooking spray so that your item does not stick. Next turn on the grill by plugging it in and closing it. Once the light turns on then it is ready to use. You also want to clear the counter so that you have enough room while your food is cooking. Also, be sure to attach the grease catcher since any grease from your food will drop off making your dish much healthier.


Figure 2: This is a photo of the hotdog that I cooked using my George Foreman Grill


 Then split your hotdog with a butter knife vertically before placing it on the grill. Be careful not to touch your hand on the actual grill. Stay close by as the hotdog will cook pretty quickly. Once it’s done  dress it to your liking. I prefer relish, onions, and mustard! Do you have a Foreman Grill? If so, what do you typically cook on it? Drop down in the comments and let me know! Check out my video below to see how I use the Forman Grill. Don’t forget to subscribe!


Figure 3: This is a photo of me eating my hotdog


 

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