I’ve been on a journey to pay off my debt since September of 2017. I’ve made budgets, scaled back, sold things, walked dogs for extra cash, and said no to … Continue reading Budgeting for Compassion
11 months ago today I sat at a table for dinner up in Minneapolis. Next to me was my then boyfriend (about to be my ex-boyfriend), and his buddy. We … Continue reading 11 Months Into My Debt Free Journey – A Financial Update and 5 Tools for Financial Traction
One month ago I decided to try something different and attempt a ‘No Waste Food Challenge’. I didn’t have 100% success, but I did a lot better than I ever … Continue reading No Waste Food Challenge Results!
I have been on a monthly budget since September and it has definitely become a very ingrained habit at this point. I look forward to building my budget for each … Continue reading No Food Waste Challenge Month!
Two weeks ago I flew out to Denver, Colorado for a short trip to visit some friends and meet my kidney recipient. I budgeted in advance for my airfare, my … Continue reading Financial Progress – Vacation Without a Credit Card!
Today feels like a big day. Today IS a big day. Today is the day that I paid off my second to last credit card. Today is the day that … Continue reading Celebrating The Wins Along my Debt Free Journey
Door busters. Stacks of gifts, most of which are put on credit cards. Overbooked schedule. Stress over getting all your Christmas cards out and not forgetting anyone. Stress over getting … Continue reading A Different Kind of December
It’s been just about 3 months since I started my journey to become debt free. It started with listening to a podcast by The Minimalists on budgeting. It got me … Continue reading Debt Free Journey Update – 20% Paid Off in 4 Months!
I mentioned in a previous post that I really like visual tools to help keep me on track to paying off my debt. Marking each day on the calendar has … Continue reading October, I Kicked Your Ass
I have gone back and forth on this post. I framed this trip up as a project to experiment with traveling on a budget. What it was under the surface … Continue reading Results of My Solo Travel on a Budget
It was less than two months ago when I decided to jump in with both feet and do Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover. I was finally at a point where … Continue reading Baby Step 1 Completed!
A fair amount of the charges on my credit cards have historically been experiences, or purchases because I misjudged a pay period and came up short near the end of … Continue reading Traveling on a Budget (That’s a First!)