My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends— It gives a lovely light! -Edna St. Vincent Millay
March, you beautiful bastard. It was a heckuva month. I feel like it started two seconds ago. There was a lot of work and a lot of stress but it was also a great month for debt payoff. March is now officially my highest payoff month ever!
Since the beginning of the year, I have been floored at the progress I have been able to make on my loans. Starting the year with $13,000 meant that it was going to be a long year of hard work. Since I’m a sprinter and not a marathoner when it comes to debt payoff, I […]
Hanging out in the personal finance blogosphere has afforded me a lot of looks at a lot of people’s money. From people who are over 100K in debt to people who retire at 30, there are a bunch of people talking about their personal relationship to money. The reason I got so into paying off […]
Can my debt reach me up there? Sometimes people ask me how I stay motivated to pay off my debt. I’ve been told I have a pretty strong (some might say all consuming) drive to get out of debt. I think that’s a fair statement. It IS really important to me. With my lifestyle the […]
Why am I working so hard to get out of debt? To those of us in the personal finance world, the answer seems obvious. To be out of debt. To start saving. To have real control over my finances. To one day reach financial independence.
I know I am overdue on an in depth post but I promise I have them coming! This week has been particularly crazy for me because it’s Amplify Austin today! Well, and tomorrow. Amplify Austin is a 24 hour period of giving to non profits in central Texas. It started at 6pm tonight and goes […]
Frequently when I describe my debt payoff journey to friends, family and random people I meet, they tell me how impressed they are with my approach to debt. “I could never change my life like that!” they say, or “How do you stay focused over time?” or “Wow, it’s great you’re doing all this so […]
I’m back today to hit y’all with my February goal progress. How much did I pay off? How much do I have left? CAN YOU DEAL WITH THE SUSPENSE? Ok, let’s tone it down for a second. Before I get into the facts and figures I want to say something I’ve been coming to realize: […]