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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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The Liebster Award and Versatile Blogger Award

Rocio from No soy tan original (a Spanish blog – GMD is going international y’all! ) recently nominated me for a Liebster Award which is an award given to bloggers by other bloggers with the purpose of discovering new bloggers with less than 200 followers. Confused yet? While I am no longer a new blogger and I […]

Trying To Buy Love: My Debt Story

GMD’s Note: Hi Friends. I know I’ve been gone for a while but hopefully I will be back again sooner than later. Sometimes life just happens and you need a blogging break. In the meantime, please enjoy this guest post from fellow blogger Don who will talk about my two favorite topics – love and debt!  When it […]

In Defense of Valentine's Day

In Defense of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day. It’s coming. We’ve all seen the first signs of it since the day after Christmas. Critics call it an overly commercialized, ridiculous Hallmark Holiday glorifying something that should be shown everyday of the year rather than “celebrated” once a year and while I won’t disagree with any of that, I confess the cheesy romantic in […]

5 Best Tips for New Bloggers

I’m certainly not an “expert.” I’ve only been blogging for a little over a year, but since Girl Meets Debt was my first attempt ever at blogging and it’s doing OK, I thought I would share my 5 best tips for new bloggers from another new blogger! 1. CONTENT IS QUEEN When I first started blogging, […]

Debt Repayment Update

End of January 2014 Debt Repayment Update

One of my 14 for 2014 goals was to pay $20,000 towards my student loan debt by the end of the year. For all you number nerds out there, that’s an average of $1,666/month. Challenging, but doable right??? *Spoiler Alert Ahead* I did not reach that goal my first month into the new year. The main reason being life giving […]

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Debt Confessions: Melanie’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. I’m super excited about today’s post because it is from my blogging […]

2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back

2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back

2 STEPS FORWARD, 1 STEP BACK…IS STILL 1 STEP FORWARD! If I had to describe in one word what the debt repayment journey feels like, I would say… it’s a  #neverendingbumpyroad It doesn’t matter if you owe $10,000 or $100,000 – any amount will feel like forever to pay off. The journey itself is also guaranteed […]

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Rethinking the Emergency Fund

I’ve always been honest with my readers. I am not a “perfect” PF/Debt blogger, in fact far from it, and I always disclose my set-backs and victories in this long debt repayment journey of mine. I am also not afraid to admit when I have changed my mind about a particular topic…well I’m kinda afraid but that’s one […]

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