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 made over the past 6 years.

Overall I’m doing very well. Married life suits me well and my wife and I get along like two peas in a pod. It’s fun.

Business wise things are OK, not the best they have ever been, but much better than the low points of 2006-2008.

Financially I’ve been pretty stable, I keep slowly repaying my Mom back just over 1K a month, and that’s a good rate for now. In talking with my Mom she knows that I will always take care of her, and so I committed to that 1K/mo in perpetuity. She’s getting a little older, still works part time, but she needs that money each month.

I haven’t been able to save much the past year or so, I’ve been investing pretty heavily into my business and I’m hoping that will start to pay off later this year and I got start socking away money again.

This site gets a ton of people looking for help with their bankruptcy, which makes sense because I wrote about my process so much. So I’ve been adding some new articles to the bankruptcy section including:

Of course people still comment on my “How much does bankruptcy cost?” article quite a bit here.

Anywho, that’s about it for me. Still can’t believe all the stuff I wrote about here and experience. I consolidated all my personal posts into one long story post that you can read in order here.

Hope all is well with you!

stay out of the red,


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  • Ganesh

    Best of luck to you and your family. What type of business do you own?

  • Josh @ Live Well Simply

    I’m one of those people who is convinced that individual stocks are rigged and that in general, there are much better investments than the stock market. All the best in your efforts to become debt free.

  • Tony @ A Young Investor

    I was just reading your about page. Wow, $250k in debt for day trading. I think day trading is like gambling – you may ride a nice patch and have a good feel for of the markets for a while, but that’s inevitably followed by the bad patch when nothing you do seems to work.

  • debtgirl

    While you are on the other end of a BK, I am just starting out! I hope that anyone out there will come by my site and keep me company! Just going into in the next couple of months.

  • Savvy Scot

    First time here and you have an incredible story! Best of luck on your journey out of debt dude