It is shocking that I wrote my first post the first week of August one year ago!
In that post I discussed my credit card debt, and how much I hated it. Well, the Wife and I in honor of fighting off the credit card demons for one full year we are raiding some of the savings to finish it up this week! I will have conquered close to $17,000 in credit card debt in one year.
How did I Eliminate my Credit Card Debt?
This is the list of items that I followed to get rid of my debt over the past year:
- I needed to understand who I was and what I wanted.
- I talked to my Wife and we created a plan, together . I’d like to say thank you to her since she is my greatest asset.
- I started this blog so I would be accountable to everyone that reads it. The funny part is, at the beginning of the blog I had no traffic but even the small amount of traffic made me want to succeed. THANK YOU.
- I created a modified Debt Snowball.
- I read all those GREAT blogs on my blogroll.
- I kept my eye on the prize – NO CONSUMER DEBT!
Check out my Blog-Roll
I read all the following blogs EVERY day. They are great writers, people and inspirations:
- Bad Money Advice
- Bible Money Matters
- Budgets are Sexy.
- Cash Money Life
- Clever Dude Finances & Life
- Consumerism Commentary: A Personal Finance Blog Since…
- Don’t Mess With Taxes
- Gather Little by Little
- Generation X Finance
- How to Make 7 Million in 7 Years™
- Lazy Man and Money
- Man Vs. Debt
- My Money Blog
- No Credit Needed
- Passive Family Income
- Prime Time Money
- Tax Foundation – Tax Foundation’s “Tax Policy Blog”
- The BoBo Files
- The Oblivious Investor
- The Simple Dollar
- Tough Money Love
- Wealth Pilgrim: Money Management Advice, Financial…
Check out my Favorite Posts of the Past Year
Over the past year, I have written just shy of 200 posts. Below are a couple of my favs. Some have comments, others have none, but I was proud of these posts.
- 9 Personal Finance Lessons from Legend of Zelda
- Cell Phone Service for People who are Hard of Hearing or are Deaf
- Socialism is not a Good Idea Regardless of Angry and Incoherent Comments
- The Simplest Personal Finance Advice to Newlyweds
- Sometimes Saving Hurts! Declining Interest Rates Shouldn’t Lead to Rate Chasing
- How Should I handle “Alternative Income” Opportunities when Friends and Family are Involved?
- Is the United States Turning towards Communism?
- The Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility and Debt Repayment
Is there anything you want to see in the next year from me? Is it more of my personal stuff? Is it more estate planning information? More tax information? more of my heated political views?
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