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 #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 […]

Is Being Debt-Free a Terrible Goal?

A few days ago, a fellow blogger that I follow on Instagram shared a post she found from yet another writer, who goes by the pseudonym Liquid Independence and writes at Freedom Thirty-Five Blog.  The post was titled “Why Becoming Debt-Free Is A Terrible Goal,” which immediately piqued my curiosity, and not in a good […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Fitbit Effect

I got a Fitbit in January of 2013.  The official “purpose” for it was because I was switching jobs, and my new company offered health insurance discounts for Fitbit users.  In reality, I’m just a gadget geek and wanted a new toy.  Anyway, I was super excited and immediately set all kinds of fitness goals […]

Update #7 – February 2017

Since we’ve started really attacking our debt, interesting things have been happening with our money.  Some good, some not so great, but all kind of crazy when you think about it.  In October, we had a setback due to a hospital bill we weren’t expecting (which we might finally have some updated news on soon!).  […]

Book Review – The Total Money Makeover

Note: This article contains an affiliate link.  If you buy the book through the link I provide in this post, I will earn a small commission, which will go towards helping me pay for the site’s hosting fees.  Thank you! This is it.  The book that kick-started our journey out of debt, and that gave […]

This Is Our Budget. There Are Many Like It, But This One Is Ours.

Now that we’re a few days in to 2017, you’ve had some time to go join a gym you’ll quit in February and write up a grocery list full of veggies and soy milk that’ll have “hamburger” scribbled in before you get to the parking lot.  Don’t worry, you’re not the only one.  New Year’s […]