A Simple Trick to Spending Less

I’m using this simple trick to help control my spending and it’s paying off big. My budget this year is very tight but it’s been absolutely amazing being so restricted.  I don’t ever want to be without restriction again. I’m happier, healthier and far less tense than I recall being in such a long time. […]

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Emergency Fund is Doing its Job

I’m happy I decided to calculate the percentage of my journey completed so far. I had a bit of a setback this month that left me feeling like I wasn’t getting anywhere. Seeing my progress makes me feel at least a tiny bit better about what went on. I am the sort of nerdy person […]

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Feb 2017 Mid-Month Update

  This year has been a bit of a game changer in how I view my debt, my worth, my stuff and my home. I’m still figuring all of this out and will start to articulate it more in the coming weeks. It is happily surprising to find that I don’t need much to be […]

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Get Ready, Get Set, Go!

One year ago, my debt totalled $23,480.  Staring at the total on my calculator, I felt nauseated. Enough was enough. I was going to become debt free. For the six weeks that followed, I was diligent.  I scrimped.  I deprived.  I held steadfast.  Then I failed.  A surprise business trip across the country was all […]

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