Messed Up

I think Navient is messing with me. This is not the first time it’s happened either, but I always contributed it to my own, human error…

A few days ago I made a rather large payment towards my private loans with the intent to pay off the loan with the lowest balance by the end of January 2015. I made smaller payments for the two higher-balance loans, based on their accrued interest.  You can see in the image below how easy it is to make sure what you’re paying goes to the correct loan.

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Two days pass while my payment is pending and today I find out that they applied my LARGE payment towards the wrong loan. Oy! I am no longer on track to pay off the smallest one in January. I guess I need to start taking screen captures of how I allocate my payments. It’s not all bad because my money still went towards paying off my loans and got me a little closer to my principal balance on the one it was applied towards. It’s just frustrating how easily they can mess up your plans!