Debt Free Journey: October 2020

This month was really a test of how my budget and behavior worked together to keep the momentum going. October started a new Fiscal Year and something happened with my military orders that resulted in a lapse of pay. No worries. I was back-paid in the middle of the month and it was like nothing... Continue Reading →

Nine Years

"Sit up straight and look at me!" The welcoming committee had arrived at our van aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. Ever seen a 15-passenger van emptied so quickly? Actually, I don't know how quickly it was emptied since I was the third guy who got off. I can envision two or three... Continue Reading →

Another Year

Fall has arrived. It is October even though yesterday was February, or so it seems. October means a new Fiscal Year (FY) for those government and business types. A new FY brings new beginnings, new access to money, and is one step closer to Christmas. A new FY means October 1st; Walt Disney World's birthday!... Continue Reading →

Debt Free Journey: September 2020

In keeping with my vision for this series, here is another real-time update. I challenged myself to share this journey in real time because it's easier to talk about success after the journey is over. It is often more difficult to talk about a journey as it is happening. Commence the update. This month I... Continue Reading →

Debt Free Journey: August 2020

If you have been following this series for any amount of time, you know that we are headed toward real-time updates on my debt free journey. I present to you the first update. Previously I mentioned that I could have been debt free prior to COVID. Since the pandemic began I have made changes to... Continue Reading →

30

Well, it looks like I made it another year around the sun and finally reached the big 3-0. Commence the joke fest in the comments below. I am continually blessed in life and was particularly blessed with the ability to visit family in North Carolina to celebrate. Several folks have asked me what it feels... Continue Reading →

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 →

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