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Hey Everyone- I hope your week is off to great start!

I want to make an announcement to the community. At the end of this year, I’ve made the decision to stop blogging here. The community has been great to me and has helped me in extraordinary ways, and for that I am very thankful. However, my passion and interest in blogging has waned over the past few months to the point where continuing here would be unfair to the community, to someone who enjoys blogging and could take my place, and to myself.

I will post a year end summary the last Tuesday of the month as a wrap up for my time blogging here.

Thank you again to all those who have guided and supported me during my time here.


  • Reply Laura |

    Good luck in your furture endeavors. I hope
    You will consider popping back in for an update when you are sent free

  • Reply Angie |

    This is sad to see. I was looking forward to killing my debts around the same time you would be done. Hopefully you can chime in with a check-in post when you are debt-free!

    Best of luck in the future.

  • Reply Jackie |

    Bummed to see you go, but as a reader I really appreciate that you are owning up to your lack of interest in blogging. I wish you al the best!

  • Reply Judi |

    I’m going to be sad to see you go! I enjoyed following your story, however, I have no question that you will make it to the debt pay off finish line. You have such a quiet determination. It’s been nice to see a steady plodding story, and I think it is an important story to share since so many people are burdened by student loans. Good luck in the future! I do hope you’ll at least make a debt free shout out in the comments section when you’re don’t with your payoff.

  • Reply Kili |

    Hi Matt,
    sad to see you go, but thanks for the honesty.
    Best of luck for your journey – and maybe you can give us an update 6 months from now πŸ™‚

  • Reply Den |

    Totally understand and appreciate your honesty. Please stop back with an update on your debt payoff and emergency fund build up – I know you are going to make both happen!!!

    It’s been a pleasure hearing your story and I wish you all the best in the future!

  • Reply Alexandra |

    bummer! i have enjoyed following along with your progress, and i wish you all the best! i’d love to hear an update from you at some point in the future too.

  • Reply Matt |

    Thank you everyone for your well wishes! Even though I won’t be blogging, I will not be stopping my debt payoff. I intend to continue saving as I have been (up to $2,100, but doesn’t include the surgery I have to get for my dog tomorrow- the biopsies were inclusive πŸ™ ) until I get to $5,000, then I’ll be hitting the debt hard again. If and when I hit any big milestones ($30,000, $20,000, $10,000, $0 left) I will indeed post them here. Thanks again to everyone!!

    • Reply Judi |

      I’m so sorry to hear that! I will send you and your dogs prayers and healing vibes. Hopefully after the surgery there will be full recovery. I hear excessive cuddles can do wonders πŸ˜‰

  • Reply S |

    Well, I’m sorry to hear this. I’ve enjoyed reading your story and I’m confident you’ll pay off all your debt in no time.

    If one was interested in blogging on this site, how would they go about doing so and what would it entail? I’d like to, but I’m not comfortable using my photo or my real name, would that be an impediment?

    Just curious. I’m sure this blog will get tons of people wanting to blog here and I don’t think I realistically have a shot, but I’m interested, barring the caveats I mentioned.

So, what do you think ?