Guest Post: My Personal Finance Story – Jacob @ Dollar Diligence

Hey, everyone! Welcome to the first-ever guest post on Steward and Slave! This week, Jacob from Dollar Diligence shares how he got rid of $25,000 of student loan debt in just over a year.  Check out his story, and be sure to head over to Dollar Diligence for more from Jacob!   How I Got Here […]

Update #13 – August 2017

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I launched Steward and Slave!  After Rachel and I decided we were really going to go after this debt monster last August, I knew I wanted to share our story as it happened, but I didn’t know how that should look.  Should we spam everyone on […]

Grow Where You’re Planted

I hate cheesy platitudes.  Like, I really despise them.  If it’s in the college dorm decoration section at Target or a trending hashtag, you can pretty much bet that it will never leave my lips under any circumstances other than mockery and mourning for tomorrow’s generation.  But for some reason, “grow where you’re planted” gets a […]

Christmas: It’s in December This Year

Did you know that Christmas is in fact coming this year?  Yeah, I think it’s going to be around the 25th.  I just wanted to let you all know so that you don’t get surprised by it, like we tend to do every. single. year.  So now that we’ve remembered it’s coming, how do we […]

Update #12 – July 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 #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 […]