In my last resolution check-in, I concentrated on our goal to pay off our highest interest student loan. In August, as promised, we paid off that sucker with a final payment of two hundred dollars and some change!
Now that we have conquered our most daunting resolution, it’s time to reevaluate our other resolutions.
One... Read More
Although my parents were actively interested in my college application and decision process, they never sat me down to discuss furthering my education and the costs associated with college. I received good grades in high school and was involved in a variety of activities, so I think they knew I would be able to figure... Read More
At the beginning of this year, I pledged a few things regarding my student loan debt. Now, I’m going to provide an update and provide some info on how I’ve tweaked my resolutions in ways that I hope will get me out of debt quicker than I thought before.
My resolution was to get rid of... Read More
Besides moving in and sharing closet space, marriage can also mean sharing finances. Primarily, there are three ways couples tend to manage their finances after marriage: they keep everything separate, they merge everything, or they choose some hybrid. We choose a mostly merged hybrid, but let me explain.
For the most part, we merged our finances... Read More
Back in January, I wrote about my 2014 debt resolutions. Now that we are halfway through the year, I revisited my resolutions to see how I am progressing.
1. Pay off $20,000 in debt.
As it stands, I will probably fall short of this goal. To date, I have paid off $7,000 of educational debt in 2014,... Read More