Pay off Debt or Save for Retirement?

Pay off debt or save for retirement is like picking between Team Britney or Team Christina. (Young GMD was Team Britney but Current GMD is Team Christina in case anyone was curious!) Luckily, when it comes to this common personal finance dilemma you don’t have to choose one or the other because GMD says you can pay off debt and save for […]

My Take on Extreme Cheapskates

TLC (aka The Lamest Channel) on television has its fair of “Are you kidding me?” “reality” shows but by far one of the most ridiculous to watch has to be Extreme Cheapskates.  If you frequent personal finance blogs, I’m sure you’ve all heard bloggers rant about these cheapskates giving frugals a bad name. I’ve never seen […]

Oh You Fancy Huh?

Oh You Fancy Huh?

I’m the Girl with the champagne taste on a beer budget and I’m not afraid to admit it. I remember back in the day, I would do ridiculous things like go shopping on my one hour work lunch break, buy a fancy designer purse and then with 5 minutes left before having to go back […]

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Ask the Reader: If You Weren’t a Personal Finance Blogger…

WHAT KIND OF BLOGGER WOULD YOU BE? Today as I was struggling with a serious case of writer’s block, I thought to myself, “Ugh, if only I was a beauty/makeup blogger then I would never run out of things to write about…” Don’t worry friends, Girl Meets Debt isn’t going to change into Girl Meets Makeup anytime […]

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Debt Confessions: Blair’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 Blair at Life, Dollars and Sense. Take […]

My 2014 Debt Repayment Plan

Catchy Title eh? I bet most of you are thinking you will see some colorful pie charts, fancy bar graphs, motivating line graphs, or sexy spreadsheets analyzing down to the tiniest detail my 2014 debt repayment plan. I hope I don’t disappoint too many of you (although longtime GMD readers will know that charts, graphs, […]

2 Common Debt Myths Debunked

We all know that paying off debt is 90% mindset and 10% numbers. Or something like that. Before I started this blog and became serious about aggressively paying off my debt I had 2 big misconceptions about debt that I’m sure many people have as well. Today I am here to “debunk” these 2 common […]

Debt Repayment Update

End of December 2013 Debt Repayment Update

Happy New Year’s Eve Friends! No one loves the holidays more than this Girl but it’s always nice to get back to the regular scheduled programming of life too. J and I don’t have any big party plans for NYE except make some cheese fondue, eat appys for dinner, play Super Mario on Wii and […]

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Debt Confessions: Alicia’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 Alicia at Financial Diffraction. Dr. Alicia is a […]

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