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: Mistakes Pre-COVID

Feeling like you could have done a better job juggling finances before COVID-19? Same. I have learned a lot of lessons along the way, but one big lesson was commitment. As I┬ámentioned in a previous post, my commitment to becoming debt free was off and on. The knowledge was in my brain, but I still... 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 →

Summer Vacation

The term "summer vacation" hits different this year. A lot of people have had to cancel or modify their planned events. I did not have very many plans, but I had an event in May get rescheduled twice. Hopefully things look better in October! No matter the inconvenience, I continue to be grateful that God... Continue Reading →

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