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  • How Much Debt Did We Pay Off in 2016?

    Happy Saturday! I can’t believe the first month of 2017 is almost over. I hope everyone is still sticking to their resolutions/goals for the year. You can do it! We made a goal two years ago to pay off our $145K+ of debt in 3.5 years, and let me tell you… we are still sticking […]

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  • How We Paid Off $66k In 18 Months

    In November of 2014, we had some friends over for Thanksgiving. Just in casual conversation, I found out they had read Dave Ramsey’s “The Total Money Makeover,” and were following him. I had never heard of him or his book but just the brief conversation intrigued me. I bought the book and read it on […]

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  • 2016 Mid-Year Recap: Where did all of our money go?

    During my first of year of blogging I was doing a monthly recap showing where all of our money went for that month. I think that is a very important piece to paying off debt, holding ourselves accountable, and inspiring others. If you don’t know HOW we were able to put X amount of dollars […]

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  • How much DEBT did we pay off in May & June?

    Hello all! I am finally back. I want to be honest. I finally hit that point (after a year and a half of focusing on our finances) where I was tired of all things finance. I didn’t want to read about them, I didn’t want to write about them, and I absolutely did not want […]

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  • How much DEBT did we pay off in April?

    We have been fortunate enough to start out 2016 with a bang! January, February and March all had big debt pay offs due to our PCS (permanent change of station) to Italy and tax season. We managed to pay off my federal student loans in those three months. Two months earlier than our goal! Thus […]

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  • 2016 Financial Goals Update

    Goals set an outline for your life. Whether it be writing them down on a sticky note for the day, in a notebook for the week, on the fridge for a month, or shoot, even on a blog for the year, they guide you into the direction you envisioned for yourself. They help you along and […]

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  • How to get Motivated about your Finances

    I tend to find myself comparing finances with fitness. While the two are completely different, the approach to them can be quite similar. You have to get motivated about both of  them, you need to set goals, you need to track your progress and you need to stay committed. Skipping any of these steps is only […]

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  • How Much DEBT Did We Pay Off In March??

    Alright, now that we are caught up on February it is time to see how we did in March… the last month with an increase in our income. Sad face. Ok, happy face now because we were able to pay off a loan! We have been working on paying off my federal student loans. I honestly […]

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  • How Much Debt Did We Pay Off in February?

    Welcome to April! And here I am, posting about February. I have a lot of catching up to do. I thought about combining a few posts and giving you a quick overview of the last couple months but that defeats the purpose of the blog: holding ourselves accountable and inspire others! A quick recap of […]

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  • How much DEBT did we pay off in January 2016?!

    Why is it necessary for most of us to have a new year or a new month or even a new week to get motivated to reach our goals? It is such a mental game. Why can’t starting on a Tuesday or starting on January 30th be just as a good of a start? Well, I […]