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!
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
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!)
Spring of 2001. I was sitting on the couch with my boyfriend when my phone rang. I knew who it was by the caller ID and my heart sank instantly. … Continue reading Taking the Shame out of the Debt Game.