Many of you will be glad when 2009 has gone, with hopes of a wondrous and prosperous new year in 2010. I, on the other hand, had a pretty good year. However, it doesn't quite feel like it, but I'll explain why. I started this site in June 2006, … [Read more...] about Carnival of Clever Dude 2009
Archives for December 2009
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I've laid out how we got into most of our financial mess prior to even getting married, and I left you with a cliffhanger at the end. In the next article, I'll talk about the months leading up to our wedding, including a decision that nearly … [Read more...] about Our Journey to Debt Freedom: The Ultimatum
Almost 2 years ago, I wrote about how we're using less and less checks each year. Thanks to the power of online banking, we've gone from running through boxes of checks every 18 months down to a box about every 7 years: 2004: 95 2005: 96 2006: … [Read more...] about When can we stop writing checks?
It's been a few weeks since I told you I was presenting my final project for my masters degree. Other than that, I just had to finish up one more class which happens to end next week. You would think I would have been excited to finish after over 2 … [Read more...] about I’m not a perfectionist
So, I've laid out how we got to our total consumer debt of $113,000 (not counting our roughly $400,000 mortgage). Now it's time to explain how we began to dig our way out. First, though, let me take you back to May, 2001 when I graduated college … [Read more...] about Our Journey to Debt Freedom: Graduation through Engagement