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Welcome New Readers!


There is a dramatic upswing in people finding my site by searching “blogging away debt.” I received a tip that my blog was mentioned on NPR this morning. For those stopping by…Welcome. And for all of my regular readers, you know I always welcome you too πŸ™‚

UPDATE: Here’s a link to the NPR Story.

This blog is basically the journey of our family to eliminate our credit card debt and get our financial house in order. I’ve been blogging about it since February 2006 and there have been good times, as well as bad times. This blog provides a great deal of motivation to me, and I love the interaction with readers through the comments or emails. In turn, I hope reading about our story can help others.

If you like what you see here, there’s a few ways you can keep updated. You can bookmark this site to visit again, or if you have a feed reader you can Subcribe to my Full Feed. If you have an email address, you can also Subscribe via Email. Every day that I post you will receive one email with the posts that I wrote for that day.

As for where to start, here’s a recap of 2006:

A Reflective Look Back at 2006 – Goodbye to $13,000 of our Debt

And here’s something I wrote that highlights my frugal posts of 2006:

My Top Frugal Posts of 2006

Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your stay πŸ™‚


  • Reply Tricia |

    Hi Courtney. Thanks for the head’s up about Parents magazine. Last I knew, they were not going to mention my site so it is interesting that they did. I haven’t been able to get an issue yet to look at.

  • Reply Michele |

    I just found you this last week by doing a search (I can’t recall the keywords),and now subscribe to your feed. We’re just beginning to take our spending/living more seriously after nearly 20 years of marriage and I’m glad to know there are so many excellent resources available. Thank you for your transparency and willingness to “let it all hang out” for the world to see and learn from. πŸ™‚

  • Reply ricemutt |

    Hey Tricia – Congratulations! I heard the bit about this site and your other one (which I didn’t know about) on NPR while driving to work today in San Fran. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ryan |

    Congrats Tricia, I too heard the piece coming to work this morning. Very cool.

  • Reply debtmom |

    well, your an inspiration to us all starting out on this journey! Kudos to you!

  • Reply Basil |

    Tricia, I almost rear-ended someone on the 405 this morning! Congrats on the mention.

    Keep up the awesome work – looking forward to seeing you get to zero, and then upwards.

  • Reply DC Smith |

    Good grief, woman! Now NPR and Parents magazine too? You could build your own cult. Start with a huge Woodstock-style Save-In (Debt-Out?) down at the Gay stamp sands. “Concerts” by finance celebrities, card-shredding stations, a vendor area where online banks and PF authors can hawk their wares (cash only of course) – the whole nine yards.

  • Reply Tricia |

    Thanks everyone!

    Basil – very glad you didn’t get in an accident πŸ˜‰

    DC Smith – No cult building for me, but that is the funniest thing I’ve read in a while. If you think about it, it’s probably a great place to get together because the only place to spend money at for miles is the Gay Bar. I’m not sure off-hand if they even take credit.

So, what do you think ?