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What This Power is I Cannot Say …

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I posted a quote on determination a few days ago, and a comment left by Hazzard at Everybody Loves Your Money reminded me of another quote (thanks for jogging my feeble memory :). It’s one that I wrote in the card I gave my niece when she graduated from high school. I haven’t seen her in some time – I wonder if it made an impact on her life it did me when I first read it. I hope everyone likes it as much as I do.

“What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.”

– Alexander Graham Bell

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To Blog or Not to Blog …

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I recently joined a work-at-home-mom blogging network and our topic to blog about is

Why do you blog and what are your blogger goals?

For me, I started Blogging Away Debt to keep track of my progress as I become debt-free. I also am using it to get my thoughts out there on the best way to reduce my debt and to invite others to share their thoughts. Along the way, I will share the success stories as well as my mistakes.

It’s hard putting everything out there for all of the world to see. And I have decided to put it all out there, down to what my family spends money on. I’m working on those reports as I speak. If somehow my blog helps someone else in a financially dire situation, I will feel like a million dollars.

I believe I bring a different perspective to the personal finance blogging arena, since my family is living paycheck to paycheck and probably will be until the credit card debt is paid off. The choices pertaining to finances are different than those who have more leeway with their checkbook. But the last time I read – 70% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.

There are also ideas and theories that I believe are valid for paycheck to paycheck families. I have yet to unleash them on my blog – because they need to be written perfectly so that everyone can understand what I am talking about. They also go against the norm so I have to make sure my argument is solid.

I may just be one voice, but I hope that somehow my words on my blog may give others hope and inspiration. I really believe that I will achieve financial freedom. I have had a heck of a rocky start, but I know it will happen.

And I will blog about it every step of the way 🙂

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