August 15, 2009 did you find me?

That question is not true, debt didn't find me, I found it. How? By not truly knowing the value of money. I love you mom and dad, but I can honestly say you didn't help me out in this department. SO, why are my thoughts on debt at this particular moment?

I recently moved to New Orleans with my boyfriend for his job. Which is great, EXCEPT I currently still do not have a job (we've been here a month and a half) and I still have a mountain of student loan and credit card bills to pay. THEN I found inspiration.

Her name: Janie

Her blog: Janie out of debt

Why she's inspiring: Well just read the blog and you'll see. Janie decided to take control of her debt and pay it off before she got married. I relate to this because this is exactly what I want to do. I don't want to come to the next chapter of my life only to bring baggage for my wonderful (hopefully) future husband Jake. Money is a huge part of divorce in this country and I want to give my marriage ever fighting chance!

So if you feel overwhelmed, like you have no clue where to start, or just that you need to know that you can do it, please head over to her website and get inspired like I did. Yesterday I went out and bought a $1 notebook and started answering the questions she presents at the end of each post. Then I wrote down all my debt and today, well today I'm gonna come clean with Jake about it so that he can know I am working on our future. Wish me luck, I'll let you know how it goes!

Happy Saturday!


  1. Good luck honey! One step at a time, that is the only way I can look at my debt. I like your plan and I think I will check out that blog.

  2. Thank you so much for writing this blog post. I think it is one of the nicest things that anyone has ever done for me. I was crying out of happiness. Thank you so much. This touched my heart and I will remember you and your blog forever. I wish you the best of luck and I know you will be out of debt in no time. I agree that you just have to take one day at a time. Then one day in the future you will look back at your accomplishment and realize that you can do anything. This is what happened to me. Good luck! I am always here for you.

  3. Good for you! You are right - money is a huge issue for marriages, so it's great that you're working this out now! Good luck!


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