Better Than I Deserve

Have you ever been a part of something (or maybe several things) so unique and so incredible that words are difficult to come by? That is where I am right now. Where do I begin? Okay, first let's talk about one thing. . . North Carolina beat Duke in the Final Four and I was... Continue Reading →

One Year Debt Free

In late Spring 2020 I embarked on the final stretch of my debt free journey. It was another attempt to become 100% debt free after some little victories years earlier. Fast forward to February 2021. I became debt free! Now it has been a year and I am ecstatic about where I am on this... Continue Reading →

Debt Free Journey: January 2021

Looking back on January 2020 versus January 2021, there are very unique differences. For starters, we were not in a pandemic in January 2020. At that time my debt free journey was serious but not as intense as it currently is. Last year I was standing in a pile of debt valued at over $30,000.... Continue Reading →

Debt Free Journey: November 2020

This month was one of those months where spending was higher than usual. My budget allows for spending, but I do not usually spend the maximum amount. With friends visiting, holiday preparations, and work trips, I was able to pay down an additional $2,900 on my student loans. Actually, that was the plan. This month... Continue Reading →

Debt Free Journey: October 2020

This month was really a test of how my budget and behavior worked together to keep the momentum going. October started a new Fiscal Year and something happened with my military orders that resulted in a lapse of pay. No worries. I was back-paid in the middle of the month and it was like nothing... Continue Reading →

Debt Free Journey: September 2020

In keeping with my vision for this series, here is another real-time update. I challenged myself to share this journey in real time because it's easier to talk about success after the journey is over. It is often more difficult to talk about a journey as it is happening. Commence the update. This month I... Continue Reading →

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