My Blog, My Rules

My Blog, My Rules

GMD Disclaimer: My apologies in advanced if this post sounds like a rant. Because it unapologetically will be.  My Blog, My Rules. You don’t like it? *Insert not so nice comment here* Don’t read it! I know as a blogger, especially a female-debt-personal-finance-blogger, I am opening myself up to criticism every time I publish a new […]

Debt Repayment Update

End of February 2014 Debt Repayment Update

February is a short month and the end of it just kinda snuck up on me by surprise but nevertheless  it’s time for my end of month debt repayment update! I say it with such enthusiasm but to be honest, I’m not that thrilled with this month’s debt repayment update… Sooo not thrilled that I almost didn’t […]

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Paying off Debt while Living in a High Cost Area

According to the 10th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2014  I live in the 2nd most expensive city in the world. Only Hong Kong is more expensive than Vancouver. You think NYC housing prices are astronomical? Take a look at the Vancouver real estate market. It will install fear in your frugal heart and make you cry, I pinky-promise. So […]

Dear Debt

Care About Your Debt Because No One Else Will

Do you ever get those infamous “Nigerian Prince” emails in your spam folder that makes you wonder why some people actually fall for this craziness? It’s so bad, it’s sad because if there weren’t people actually falling for these “quick and easy” money schemes, then the promise of a piece of the Prince’s riches wouldn’t still be floating around the internet in […]

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Debt of a Credit Score

Equifax defines a credit score “…a rating used by a lender to help determine whether or not you qualify for a particular credit card, loan, or service. The credit reporting companies apply an in-depth mathematical model (called an “algorithm”) to the information in your credit file to yield your credit score. Most credit scores estimate […]

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Debt Confessions: Elesha’s Story

GMD’s Note: Hello Friends! Welcome back to Debt Confessions: my new series featuring other bloggers/readers who are fighting their way out of debt. Here you will read about the good, the bad, the ugly, and the truth when it comes to the dreaded, dirty D word. Today’s post is from the gorgeous Elesha who blogs at The Debt Breakup. My […]

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A Valentine’s Day Love Letter to My Readers

Dear GMD Readers, Happy Valentine’s Day friends! Just a heads up right now, this love letter will be sentimental and probably cheesy so if that’s not your “thing” than I would suggest not reading it! Whether you are new to my blog or have been around since day 1, I want to take this moment to thank each and every […]

How an Expensive Wedding Gave Me Hope for the Future!

GMD’s Note: The following is a guest post from new blogger on the block Blake at Bean Counter By Day. Like me, Blake is engaged and planning a wedding soon so I thoroughly enjoyed reading a post like this from a Guy’s point of view! We’ve all seen articles about the problems that can occur when […]

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My Money Went Down the Drain

Correction. J’s hard-earned money went down the drain last week. Literally. Dontcha just hate when that happens? Last Valentine’s Day, J bought me a stunning pair of diamond earrings. They were big, sparkly, and beautiful and I wore them everyday until last Friday morning, I decided to take them off for one minute and judging […]

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