The good the bad and the ugly

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Registered: 04-10-2003
The good the bad and the ugly
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 9:45am

The Good: This was my first paycheck that had my raise (and only my raise ... last one had back pay on it as well) on it. It was $80 higher than I thought :) This means I can increase my spending money, debt payments and still have enough to pay for my cleaning lady (she went on maternity leave and I was doing it without her . . . I realized she is SO worth the money I pay her!!!) With this I was also able to pay off another $ 350 towards my debts!

The Bad: I'm fighting the flu. Not terrible but not great either.

The Ugly: The Canadian Government "lost" information on 563,000 people who borrowed student loans between 2000 and 2006. It includes name, address, parents names, SIN, DOB etc. I called and I'm on the list. I now have to contact the credit bureaus and my bank to put fraud alerts on my file. This stuff went missing IN NOVEMBER and they're just telling us now!

There is a class action law suit starting to try and get the government to pay for monthly credit monitoring! What a nightmare!

Bex -

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Fri, 01-18-2013 - 11:20am

Sorry to hear about the potential identity theft. Hope nothing bad happens.

*Hugs* for the flu. 

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Registered: 12-31-2010
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 11:41am
Internet security is not all that secure. My DH has a Masters in data base security as he is in charge of 2600 healthcare databases in the US. He says it is amazing how companies, and the government, mistreat data. We do have fraud alters in place as well as coverage on our homeowners insurance to cover ID theft. Our bank also helps with fraud issues. Sorry about the flu, I heard it is bad this year. DH got the shot, I got one last year and have been at the pharmacy 4 times to get one but they are always out. My brother says the inhalers are better for people between 20 and 60. Hey, congrads on the raise. DH saw his pay go DOWN even after his raise due to the new cost of our healthcare going WAY up, and the giveback of the 2% Social Security tax hiatus we had here in the states - that was a joke to begin with - if Social Security is running a deficit, why cut there to spur spending? Politicians make NO sense to me. -Marie
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Registered: 04-08-2008
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 10:29pm

That is fantastic news about the raise!! Sounds like you are styling now :)

I hope you kick the flu soon, it is amazing how many ppl are suffering with it this year.


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Registered: 11-14-2008
Sat, 01-19-2013 - 11:05am

Hey congrats on the raise! I may have said it before but that is so great! DH got a a little raise too but it sure doesn't amount to much, but we will take it.

I saw that on the news about the student loans. Wow, I am so sorry you are one of those. What a pain the butt! I hope it all ok for you.