Category Archives for "Debt Journey"

I Love My Wife, And Her Coupons

I’m just an average Joe.  An average Joe with a wife and two kids, a house, dogs, a full-time job, a lawn to mow, a car to wash, bills to pay, and mouths to feed.  Luckily the wife I mentioned in that last sentence loves to use lots and lots of coupons to help feed […]

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2 Dear Debt, I’m Breaking Up With You

Dear Debt, I am writing you this letter to tell you that it is over between us.  We have had a long, complicated relationship.  It had its ups and it has definitely had its downs.  Fortunately, I am a different person now than I was when we first started our journey.  An older, wiser, more […]

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2 What My Coffee Habit And My Job Taught Me About Life

What My Coffee Habit And My Job Taught Me About Life According to the National Coffee Association’s National Coffee Drinking Trends report, the number of people drinking coffee within the past day is 64%, compared to 56% of people reported drinking unflavored bottled water in the past day.   Personally, I think that the bottled […]

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4 I Killed My Emergency Fund, Now It’s Dead

The family and I recently went on vacation.  Nothing glamorous like Hawaii or a place where people speak a foreign language.  We travelled a few hundred miles and visited some historic sites and amusement parks.  Before we could leave for week of fun, our emergency fund would be stretched to its limits. For weeks, the […]

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6 The “Cut The Cable” Debate

Along our debt-free journey, my wife and I have come to many crossroads where saving money, lifestyle, and fear of the unknown have collided.  We are not millennials, so cutting the cable and going to a streaming service scares us. Will it be as reliable as the service we have had for years?  Will we […]

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How Grocery Store Coupons Are Killing Me

Okay, they weren’t physically killing me, but I was dying inside every time I went to the grocery store with my wife and I saw her either have her packet of coupons or open the coupon app on her phone.  I will preface this article by saying that I love my wife with all my heart […]

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The Debt Brainwashing of America

As I was trolling my Twitter feed today, I noticed that there was a lot of chatter about credit scores, student loans, and auto financing.  This, along with a segment I heard on the Dave Ramsey Show the other day, made me think about how people in America have become “brainwashed” into believing that being […]

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2 Budgeting Is A Pain In My Butt

If you have been following this site, you know that I have recently reached my breaking point when it came to debt.  That point when you look at yourself in the mirror and you are about to throw up because you have no idea how you got there and you feel like an absolute failure.  […]

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