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Jennifer Duenes

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Name:
Ditching Our Debt
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
budgeting, frugal living, paying student loans, cooking, woodworking
Start Year:
2014

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Location:
Topeka, Kansas, United States
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Female
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Latest Blog Posts

Hey everyone! A lot have changes have been afoot here, and I have felt led to shut down this blog in the next week or so for a couple of reasons. One is that my readership is not that high and I don't really post that often, except to post my debt repayment progress (just being honest :)). It's been hard to maintain a blogging presence while also needing to ...
Posted: Aug 09 2018 @ 3:03 PM
Hey everyone!I missed my June 2018 Update, not because we didn't make debt progress, but because for the first time in awhile we were in a place where I couldn't pay off the entire monthly balance of our Discover even though we would eventually have the money to pay for it and it didn't generate any interest. I decided to delay posting until I could reconcile everything. But then July ...
Posted: Aug 01 2018 @ 11:04 AM
Hello again! As you can see from the title, our new debt amount is $47,397.84. I won't lie - this spring has been very challenging finance-wise. We weathered two car repairs/tune-ups that set us back by almost $1,200, spent a little extra on a trip out of town for my husband and I and a flight for him to visit his great-grandmother, and cash-flowed homeschooling expenses and sports for the ...
Posted: May 26 2018 @ 10:14 AM
Hey everyone! I am here to post our new debt update of $48,608.78. This month has been a doozy in terms of expenses. I am starting to realize that there are just a lot of expenses in the spring. I had to place a large order for homeschooling books and there were a number of other small expenses that cropped up. There were also two other significant expenditures which I ...
Posted: Apr 26 2018 @ 9:31 PM
Hey everyone! I wanted to post this month's total debt before we do more shopping this weekend (we always have the money to pay for what we buy but because we put it on credit cards to earn points, the balances then sit there awhile pending and cannot be paid off until they clear).This month, we actually got below $50,000! I added a little extra to our debt repayment from ...
Posted: Mar 23 2018 @ 10:47 AM
Wow, February was more dramatic than I expected it to be! Taxes are always stressful to do, and one of our sons almost had to have surgery (but miraculously avoided it). Not only that, but so much has happened this month that when I was getting ready to publish this post, even more things happened which caused a delay in our monthly report. Just so you know, this debt amount is ...
Posted: Mar 11 2018 @ 8:28 PM
Some are predicting student loans to be the next financial crisis. Whether or not they will pose a problem in the future, many already feel their pain now. They prevent people from getting married, having children, or even buying a home. Yet they are also considered to be a norm when it comes to getting an education.Before my husband went to law school in his 40's, we had been officially ...
Posted: Feb 15 2018 @ 11:40 AM
Some are predicting student loans to be the next financial crisis. Whether or not they will pose a problem in the future, many already feel their pain now. They prevent people from getting married, having children, or even buying a home. Yet they are also considered to be a norm when it comes to getting an education.Before my husband went to law school in his 40's, we had been officially ...
Posted: Feb 15 2018 @ 10:40 AM
Lately I have been listening to Dave Ramsey a lot on his podcast as I prep dinner or fold laundry. Even though I don't subscribe 100% to his methods (we use credit cards and pay them off), I find the problems people call in with and his answers helpful. It is also good to hear someone say over and over, "You need to pay off your debt. This is important. ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 9:18 PM
Lately I have been listening to Dave Ramsey a lot on his podcast as I prep dinner or fold laundry. Even though I don't subscribe 100% to his methods (we use credit cards and pay them off), I find the problems people call in with and his answers helpful. It is also good to hear someone say over and over, "You need to pay off your debt. This is important. ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 8:18 PM

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