Finding Accountability

One of the main reasons I started my blog last year was to help keep me accountable as I work to pay off debt and embrace (semi) minimalism. While it hasn’t always been successful at keeping me accountable with my outrageous spending habits, it has helped quite a bit already. My main goal for 2015 […]

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 […]

July 2013 Recap & August 2013 Goals

July 2013 Recap & August 2013 Goals Is it really August? Really? LIFE Life. Is. Insane. In July, I moved out of my apartment in Cleveland and into a suitcase. We took a six day trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto, spent a few nights at Dad’s, went on the annual family cabin trip, and […]

Two Weeks Notice

Something must be in the personal finance blogger water. Recently, both Jessica of Mo’ Money, Mo’ Houses and Vanessa of Vanessa’s Money have announced that they are moving across the country to cities where they don’t have jobs lined up yet. And now, I’m happy to announce, I am doing the same thing. I put […]


The greatest day of the year is finally here! WOOOO! It’s my 24th birthday! I love my birthday but I am not a big partier. I keep things very low key and relaxed. My bestest work buddy is treating me to lunch and then after work (yes, I still have to work — I’m a grown-up […]

May 2013 Recap & June 2013 Goals

Holy bajeezus, how is it June already? May freaking flew by! Anyways, here is my monthly recap/goals… LIFE May was not a great work month. It was pretty stressful and my schedule is getting to be very overwhelming. Hopefully things calm down after our June 15th deadline. I did talk to someone at work about […]

How to Pay Off Debt in the Most Complicated Way Possible

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the three major debt payoff methods and my struggle to choose one. After reading all of your amazing comments, I have a better idea of what I want to do. So thank you much! Red Debted Stepchild seems to have a good mix of emotional and […]

Who gives a shit about money?

Hey Red Debted Stepchild readers, I know I’m pretty new to the scene and I just wanted to let you guys know why I’m writing here and what money means to me. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t mean much yet it means so much. Wait a second, isn’t this supposed to be a personal finance blog? […]

April 2013 Recap & May 2013 Goals

Time to talk about everyone’s favorite topic. ME! This will be my monthly update all about me. Why? (1) I want to have a written account of what’s going on in my life to look back on and (2) to make it easier to stalk and obsess over me. I will not be posting pictures […]