**I found this post in my drafts and felt it was worth still posting. I wrote it in March of 2020.** This Friday will mark six months since I became … Continue reading Debt Free Life – 6 Months Later
I’ve often wondered what it would feel like emotionally to be debt-free. Or even CLOSE to being debt-free. I haven’t known that feeling since I was 18 years old and … Continue reading What it Feels Like to be 3 Days Away From Becoming Debt-Free.
I am 42 days away from becoming debt-free (pause for celebration 🙂 ), and I recently got to thinking. What next? Early on in my debt-free journey, I daydreamed of … Continue reading Using Money to Optimize Happiness… Really?
I have been hell-bent on August 15th. That was my (admittedly aggressive) target date to pay off my final debt. My car. Anyone who knows me even remotely well can … Continue reading My Botched Budget. New Debt Payoff Date = September 15, 2019
Things have been ON POINT in my debt free journey the last few months! Here are a few of the highlights: I had enough discipline to apply 100% of my … Continue reading Inside my Budget
Tonight begins a new tradition. As I close in on getting past the 50% point of paying off my debt, I am leveling this thing up and holding myself more … Continue reading Sunday Night Spending Report
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
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!
I had to give this some thought. It’s easy to get swept up in the hoopla around a new year – people are motivated, dreaming big, determined to change their … Continue reading This Is What I Want To Experience In 2018
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