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July 2020 Debt Payoff Report

July 2020 Debt Payoff Report

Ah, July. A whirlwind of a month for me this year.  In our family, July brings two birthdays—my husband’s and my son’s—and this year it also brought me five paychecks in a single month.  This was one of those months where I get an “extra”…

How to Survive a Layoff

How to Survive a Layoff

These are scary times.  With the pandemic in full force here in the US, many families are facing the intimidating reality of surviving on one fewer income. Or worse, two fewer incomes. My husband and I have been fortunate enough to have jobs we can…

June 2020 Debt Payoff Report

June 2020 Debt Payoff Report

June was a great month for our debt crushing goals.  Although there are no new intricacies to report for June, we continued to make excellent progress toward a zero-debt dream.  I love watching the debt come down every single month. If you’re just now following…

Book Review of Hiring for Attitude by Mark Murphy

Book Review of Hiring for Attitude by Mark Murphy

As a Human Resources Director, I do a lot of hiring.  That explains why I originally picked up an audio copy of this book.  Usually I listen to audio books during my commute to and from work, but because I wanted to be able to…

May 2020 Debt Payoff Report

May 2020 Debt Payoff Report

This is the May report for my debt journey.  If this is the first report you’re reading in my series, start with the April 2020 Debt Report.  I started off with very nearly $26,000 in debt on March 07, 2020, and I’m working to knock…

Review of Debt Free Degree by Anthony ONeal

Review of Debt Free Degree by Anthony ONeal

I love to browse the book section at Target when we go.  If we have to run to the back of the store to pick up cat food or litter, I always ask my husband if we can spare an extra ten minutes for me…

April 2020 Debt Payoff Report

April 2020 Debt Payoff Report

Just to recap our debt payoff journey, we started off with just under $26,000 in debt on March 07th. We made some significant progress even in March.  By the end of March I’d paid off my only personal credit card, which had a $750 balance…

Five Day Weekend by Nik Halik and Garrett B. Gunderson:  Should You Read It?

Five Day Weekend by Nik Halik and Garrett B. Gunderson: Should You Read It?

The first time Five Day Weekend caught my attention, I was in Atlanta Airport on my way back from my honeymoon.  The cover is stark and striking, and it reminded me of a similar title I’d read a year or so before called Four Hour…

March 2020 Debt Payoff Report

March 2020 Debt Payoff Report

So the results are in for our March numbers, and it’s our first report.  One this blog’s primary goals is to show how we’re able to pay off debt quickly and to hold ourselves accountable for the money we’re spending and paying off. I admit…

Low-Cost and No-Cost Hobbies

Low-Cost and No-Cost Hobbies

Life in the time of COVID-19.  Honestly, with so many people now forced into free time at home, and with unemployment rates rising by the day, this blog is almost necessary.  It’s good to have a hobby to keep you occupied, anyway. And if you’re…