Debt Free Journey: Major Accomplishments

As I started writing I realized that this post's title might be a little misleading. Even though there have been major accomplishments along the way, it was the little victories which built the foundation of hope that becoming debt free is possible. So maybe the appropriate title would be "Debt Free Journey: Little Victories". Once... Continue Reading →

Debt Free Journey: Lessons Learned

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of debt is "a state of being under obligation to pay or repay someone or something in return for something received¬†:¬†a state of owing". From Skittles to flour, from dollars to time, we have all experienced a form of indebtedness. One time I owed a buddy $10 and forgot about... Continue Reading →

Debt Free Journey: Intro

If you keep up with The Wild Ride and my life updates, then you know that I am in the United States Marine Corps Reserves serving on active duty orders. Before orders I was working at Walt Disney World in Florida, and before that I was serving at The Wilds Camp in North Carolina. The... Continue Reading →

My Financial Journey: Budgeting $980

In a world where living costs more, it is difficult to make ends meet when making less money. It is difficult but it is not impossible. Being financially successful (which I am not; still trying) takes some creative strategy on top of the financial intensity strategies I outlined in my previous post. When I was... Continue Reading →

My Financial Journey: Car Title

New cars are awesome! Not only do you feel like a million bucks pulling into your driveway, but you feel like you're going to spend a million bucks in payments. Not so awesome. My dad and I went halves on my new-used car back in 2010 (he pays half first then I pay the rest).... Continue Reading →

My Financial Journey: Intro

When I was younger my dad would stash some of my earnings away so as to get me in the habit of putting money into savings. Stashing cash was a great lesson because when I got my first real job I was able to purchase my own laptop with my own money. How cool! Saving... Continue Reading →

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