Can A Minimalist Lifestyle Help You Achieve Financial Freedom?

Minimalism has been gaining traction among Americans. It is, as The Minimalists describe, a tool to finding freedom. This includes freedom from fear, guilt, depression, and consumerist traps. Not all people may have those problems. But there is one kind of freedom that most want: financial freedom. Is it possible to achieve that with a […]

8 Things I Did to Pay Off $20,000 of Debt

Today we have a guest post from a new blogger, Kev. I hope you enjoy it! A few months ago, I had the immense pleasure of checking an important bucket-list item: paying down $20,000 of outstanding debt on my line of credit. It took me 36 months to close the debt, during which my spouse […]

How to Deal with Marrying into Debt

Today we have a lovely guest post from Ali Lawrence. Take it away Ali! When my husband asked me to marry him, I was ecstatic! He was, and is, one of the funniest guys I know. His ability to make me laugh was one of the reasons I fell in love with him in the […]

Paying Off Debt When You Make Peanuts

Today we have a guest post from Kara. She’s here to tell you how she’s managing to pay off her debt despite a very low income. I make almost no money. I made $22,253 this year and will make around $23,000 next year. I have 4 part-time jobs that add up to this sad little […]

Paying Off $24,000 of Debt

Today we have a guest post from one of our readers, Will. He is excited to tell about how he got out of $24,000 of debt and lived to tell the tale. In November 2013, I found myself with about $13,000 in debt. Well, kind of. I owed 13,000 actual debt dollars (Grad School, credit […]

You’re Rich! Never Mind — You’re Broke! The Ups and Downs of Freelancing

  According to Gallup, the number of Americans who feel disengaged at their jobs outnumbers happily employed people by a two-to-one margin. If you want to become a freelancer because you hate your current job, you could end up being really happy. However, if you’re assuming that becoming a freelancer will lead you to a four-hour […]

A Not-so-Ordinary Millenial

Today we have a post from Carly at The Milspouse Foodie. Carly is just beginning her debt journey, but has already made some awesome progress and realizations. You go girl! In many ways, I am an ordinary millennial. I am young, just out of college, and I am ridden with student loan debt. About 12 months […]

How I was Dubbed a “Debt Rockstar”

Femme Frugality is here to tell us all about how she earned the nickname “debt rockstar” and how she’s successfully avoided the trap of consumer debt. Take it away Femme! Confession:  Aside from a car loan, I’ve never been in debt.  No credit card debt, no student loans, no nothing. But, that doesn’t mean I […]

Impatience is Not in My Favor

I’ve never really been a patient person. I don’t know if that comes through in my writing or not, but it’s true. That coupled with my very strong competitive nature, and my insane desire to do things perfectly, can create quite a challenge at times. In fact, these traits may be some of what “helped” […]

You Might be a Workaholic If…

As part of the PF community – no matter whether you are a fellow PF or debt blogger, or a blog stalker reader – we are all working toward one form or another of financial independence. Many of us are so dedicated to making our financial dreams come true that we are even willing to […]