Update #11 – June 2017

Hey!! If you’re new to the site or haven’t been here in some time, you may be wondering what this post is.  TL;DR – my wife Rachel and I started our marriage together with over $80,000 worth of debt between us.  That got old REAL quick, so we turned to Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover […]

Update #10.5 – June 8, 2017

Hey!! If you’re new to the site or haven’t been here in some time, you may be wondering what this post is.  TL;DR – my wife Rachel and I started our marriage together with over $80,000 worth of debt between us.  That got old REAL quick, so we turned to Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover […]

Update #10 – May 2017

May was a relatively quiet month.  I think the longer we keep on this path, the more we’re realizing that big goals like this aren’t met with month after month of confetti, noisemakers, and celebration.  The majority of the time, we’re just quietly in the trenches, doing the hard work that leads to those moments […]

Don’t Unlock Your Paycheck – Ignore It

Let’s say you’re out doing some yard work this weekend, when all of a sudden some guy rear-ends your car that was parked in the street as he came around the corner.  He panics and drives off, and you can’t get a good look at his license plate fast enough.  All your neighbors are inside, […]

Update #9 – April 2017

Well, I can’t say that we matched last month for progress, but we’re still trucking right along.  Our progress this month was slowed a little by Rachel’s family reunion, but we decided together that it was worth the speed bump.  Now, the good stuff! The Numbers January 2016 (Start) March 2017 April 2017 Car Loan $4,685.88 PAID […]

The Light at the End of Our Tunnel

You know what’s crazy?  When Rachel and I got married, we owed more to creditors than we make in a year.  Even if we gave every single penny to them before we bought food, shelter, or anything else for an entire year, we still wouldn’t have been out of debt.  But, you know what else […]

Separation of Church and Bank?

If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that we’re following Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps in our effort to clean up our finances and ultimately start building wealth.  And if you know anything about Dave Ramsey, you’ll have heard him refer to various parts of the Christian bible as the […]

Update #7.5 – March 7, 2017

Yep, that’s right.  It’s time for the first mid-month update.  As you’ve probably noticed by now, I reserve these update posts for mile markers along our journey towards debt freedom.  Most of the time, they’re just a way to check in and see how we’re doing month-to-month.  Every once in a while, we’ll have something […]