**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 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
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
Yesterday I woke up out of a dead sleep at 2am with a very specific thought on my mind. In 20 years I will be 60 years old. Really? Let … Continue reading 20 Years Forward, 20 Years Back
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!
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
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.