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I made a budget – it’s worse than I expected

I’ve been reading around the blogosphere, and there are many people who have successfully gotten themselves out of debt.  Some have paid off huge amounts of debt.  They each have different ways of doing so, but they all agree on one thing… If you want to succeed in paying off your debt, you need to write a budget.   Well, I finally decided it was time to prove that I could meet my debt pledge.  So, I made a budget.  And it’s both better, and worse, than I expected! Continue reading I made a budget – it’s worse than I expected

Why I decided to sell my Macbook Pro

As part of my big, hairy debt pledge, I decided to sell my non-essential belongings. This should help me get ahead of my repayments.  When I was being honest with myself, I realised that this meant I had to sell my Macbook Pro. Continue reading Why I decided to sell my Macbook Pro

How I’ll be paying off my debt – and what will get it done!

If this isn’t rock bottom, it’s pretty darn close.  I have over $41,000 in credit-card debt, and now it’s time to take control of it! It’s the first Monday of 2017 and I’m trying to map out the plan from here and how I’m going to be meeting my big, hairy debt pledge and paying off my debt. Continue reading How I’ll be paying off my debt – and what will get it done!