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!)
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
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!
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