How I Paid Off Over $70,000 in Debt and Quit My Job

Here is a quick history on what my husband and I did to pay off over $70,000 in debt in a year and how I quit my job even though I made over 2/3rds of our income!   Our debt: Honda Civic $19,300 Student Loan 1 $3,400 Student Loan 2 $22,780 Home Equity Loan $24,560…

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5 Lessons From Our Pay Off Debt Year

Each year I choose one specific goal to work on. I’ve found when I split my focus it becomes confusing, and hard to achieve. I declared 2006 our “Pay Off Debt Year”. Our monthly bills were just too high. I made two thirds of the income and my husband is a performer with a variable…

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My Self Employed Dilemma

When I quit my job to work for myself I was terrified of not having my weekly paycheck. My husband has always been self employed, but I always had a steady paycheck. That first winter was rough. Winters have always been the lean times for my husband’s business. We save in the summer and it…

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You Should Read the Art of Non-Conformity

On Tuesday my husband and I had the best date night ever. We drove about an hour and a half to go to the Unconventional Book Tour and meet Chris Guillebeau. Chris Guillebeau writes at the blog the Art of Non-Conformity. He writes about setting your own rules and living the life you want. He…

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Frugal Entertaining Without Breaking Your Budget

Image by clevercupcakes via Flickr Practicing sound financial habits does not have to be boring. It would be horrible for anyone to live a Scrooge-like existence everyday in order to save a few dollars here and there. Humans are gregarious creatures and need social interaction. This, however, does not mean that you have to break…

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Gather Your Data: Debt and Net Worth Worksheets

So the last post in this series involved how to be honest. Being honest means facing up to the facts and accepting them for what they are. Here is your chance! This is the part that everyone hates. Who wants to know how much debt they are in? Who wants to know that they have…

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