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Archive for July, 2012

Car loan: at its current rate of payment, it will be paid in 3.5 years Mortgage #1 (the small one). Started in late 2010, more than 50% paid off. Should be paid off in another 2.5 years. Mortgage #2 (the big one). Started in late 2010, about 20% paid off. Due by 2040, but we’ll […]

This is tough for me; I’m not great at recognizing my worth. I am extremely good at organizing masses of data into coherent, logical forms. I am calm under pressure. I am very loyal. I am smarter than I think I am. I am good at researching information in a variety of places. I trust, […]

Typical for me, my financial problems have hurt only myself. I was never a ‘burden’ (and that was, occasionally, the reason why I was in financial trouble). How could I be? Since my late 20s I’ve been better off than my mother, and my father’s financial situation is completely divorced from the rest of the […]

This is a little tricky to answer as I do not think I have money problems. I have goals I have not yet attained, but not problems. My one true money worry is paying off our mortgage. It’s such a large sum of money that I fret about it (not actively, but the stress is […]

Earn more money. I asked for a raise, I found a better job that paid more, I took on extra work and earned OT. I set a budget. The only way to get out of debt is to spend less than you make. Some days were incredibly difficult and I know I lost friends because […]

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