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
I made a list. I looked up recipes, wrote down the ingredients, and went to the store. I had officially gotten sick of combining random ingredients for meals. Dinner could … Continue reading My Lightbulb Moment at the Grocery Store.
I went for a run yesterday afternoon through the snowy streets of Bend, Oregon, and I felt light. Not the kind of light that comes from well-rested legs, but my … Continue reading Good Riddance Credit Card Debt!
I’ve drafted a couple different posts about my February spending, but I keep getting stuck. February wasn’t just about numbers. It was about more than the fact that I paid … Continue reading February Finances – an Emotional Turn Into the Home Stretch
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
It was early September of 2017, and I had just binge listened to 5 Dave Ramsey podcasts in a row. I was curious. He mentioned that the first step was … Continue reading February Financial Update!! (And a No Spend Challenge Month!)
Something comes over me every November. I know that cold and darkness are right around the corner, so I’ll be spending more time inside. And secondly, we’re about to start … Continue reading Minimalism and Identifying What is Truly Most Important
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!
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!