SORRY FOR BEING M.I.A.

Sorry, I have been MIA lately. Work has been crazy, and I had my anniversary. I’ve also continued doing the 30 day yoga challenge. Day 28 today – holla! 

These last couple of weeks, I’ve been working long hours, and have been interviewing candidates for an opening on my team. Interviews continue this week, so here’s hoping we find a great employee! Have you ever had to interview someone for a job? What was your experience like?  Continue reading SORRY FOR BEING M.I.A.

How Is Everyone’s 2016 Going So Far?

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Can you believe we’re already on the 10th day of 2016? Yes, I’m one of those annoying people who continually ask throughout the year “Can you believe it’s already…” So, if you plan on reading my blog, here’s your heads up! And, if you’re anything like my family, friends, and co-workers, you’ll call me out on it every chance you get, but I’m totally good with that!

So far, my 2016 has been a busy one. Work has been crazy, and my fitness goals have been suffering as a result. This week, my goal is to make it to the gym 3 days. I’m also looking at starting a 30 day yoga challenge. Have any of you ever participated in these types of 30 day challenges? Did you like it? How were the results? Continue reading How Is Everyone’s 2016 Going So Far?

GOODBYE, DEBT FATIGUE! HELLO, SAVINGS FATIGUE!

While I was paying down my student loans, I definitely experienced debt fatigue. To get rid of it, I gave myself $50 to spend on whatever I wanted. I spent it on nothing exciting: coffees, magazines, and some other random junk.  After I spent that money, I felt guilty. It also re-ignited my fire to pay off the debt ASAP.

Now that I’m done paying off my debt and have my emergency fund fully funded, I find myself in a similar fatigued state. I continue to put away money for retirement and a future home purchase, but I’m starting to feel the need to buy some things (new sofa and mattress). I think it’s time to loosen the murse (Friends reference), and splurge on a few things.

Will I regret my decision?

MY 2016 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS YOU SHOULD TRY OUT

If you read my last post, you know I had a recent passing in the family. That, along with having paid off all of my loans earlier this year, made me reflect on what I want 2016 to be all about for me.  Before, my resolutions always focused around paying down a loan by X amount and losing a certain amount of body fat. Both were focused on numbers. This year, I still have some number related goals, but most are more generalized. If you’re still trying to come up with some ideas for yourself, take a look at mine. Hopefully, you can use some! Continue reading MY 2016 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS YOU SHOULD TRY OUT

What Death has Taught me about Money

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Unfortunately, ours was a tough one…

Recently, my long-time common law partner’s father suddenly passed away. I won’t get into the specifics of his death, but it was a total shock to the whole family. As my partner was his father’s only child, I expect a lot of work ahead of us, in regards to his passing and finances. I should add that his father had a common law spouse for close to 15 years, so she may very well be the one to handle the majority of the work, as we’re not sure who the executor of the will is yet. Needless to say, it’s going to be work for the family. Continue reading What Death has Taught me about Money

The King of Greens and Loaning Money to Family Members

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Recently, I was watching a rerun of The King of Greens* Queens. For anyone who doesn’t know, the lead actress, Carrie, is played by Leah Remini. If you’ve been watching or reading the news, interviews, or blogs recently, you’ve most likely heard her story about her childhood and relationship with Scientology. Continue reading The King of Greens and Loaning Money to Family Members

How I paid off $55,000 of Debt in Less than 3 Years

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How I paid off $55,000 of Debt in Less than 3 Years

Who had $55,000 worth of non-mortgage debt by the time they were 25? This guy right here.  What did that $55,000 represent?

  1. Student loans: $30,000 ($17,500 @ 5.25%; 12,500 @ 3%)
  2. Credit card: $5,000 (11%)
  3. Car loan: $20,000 (5.5%)

Continue reading How I paid off $55,000 of Debt in Less than 3 Years

There’s Batman, Spiderman, and Superman; but what about DEBTMAN?

Hi PF World,

Debtman checking in here.

Without giving too much away (for obvious reasons: Hello, I’m a superhero!), I’m a gentleman by day, and debt fighter by night.

I’m in my late twenties, and looking to help those struggling with debt through my own personal stories.  I recently paid off $55,000 of debt in 36 months, and saved $10,000 in an emergency fund.

If I can do it, so can you!

Debtman out!