Bust Debt and Fat

I don’t know about you, but I find that when I’m undisciplined about one thing (finances) I’m often undisciplined about other things (housekeeping, my health, etc.).  In your personal finance journey, have you noticed that you’ve started to look like…

Still Making Progress On My Debt

It’s been awhile since posting, but that’s been intentional. I’ve tried to get away from thinking about myself as “debtkid” anymore. It’s been really nice. In fact, I tell more and more people now about my journey and mistakes I…

Debt Update January 2012

It’s been awhile since I did a debt update, so lets take a look at where I’m at vs when I started debtkid.com back in 2007. 2011 was definitely not my best year for earning, especially compared to 2010 and…

What To Do, If You Can’t Afford A Vet

Perhaps you acquired your pets before your financial circumstances changed. Perhaps you’re self-employed and having a low month. We’ve been on our journey to get debt-free for two and a half years now, following the “baby steps” from Dave Ramsey. …

Taking a look at Betterment.com

Sigh, I’m still not a fan of the stock market. I guess being out of the market the last few years has probably cost me financially, but I still don’t think I could take the stress of the ups/downs. The…

Where’s My #!#% Refund?

Note: This is my family’s tax story, not to be confused with actual tax advice from a qualified professional. I’ve mentioned before that we’re an adoptive family. We welcomed our “bundles of joy” to the family in 2005 (daughter age…