Fight to Freedom Report- January 15

Good Morning! I hope everyone up north is staying warm and managing the all that snow that has hit in the last few weeks. Down here in NOLA, we are heating up for Carnival season. Before I am all consumed with parades and Mardi Gras festivities, I wanted to check in on my debt this […]

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Fight to Freedom Report 2014 & 2015 Goals

Happy 2015! I’m not going to look back at my 2014 goals since I know I failed to achieve most of them this year. The one goal I did attain was to do something that scared me. I achieved that this past October when I bought the NOLA cottage […] Continue Reading…

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Rental Property

We have been living in the new NOLA cottage for a little over two months now. My family was nice enough to come down for the holidays and help us clean and paint the rental side of house. It was hard work and my folks are amazing for being willing […] Continue Reading…

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This Old House

If you read my last post, I shared that I have been working and saving toward a new goal. Last week this goal came to fruition. I’m thrilled to finally share that I’m now officially a homeowner of a New Orleans’ duplex! Here are a few pictures from the day […] Continue Reading…

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Fight to Freedom Report- Catch Up on Summer

Hello! I haven’t posted a check-in on my debt at all this summer. The main reason is that I haven’t had much change to share. But since I’m wide awake this Sunday evening, why not. I’ve reported my progress over the last two years as a way to hold myself accountable […] Continue Reading…

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2014 Goals Mid-Year Check-In

2014 Goals Mid-Year Check-In: 1. Increase Emergency Fund by $4,000 – So far this is a Fail. I am only 19% complete on this goal. I managed to reach a balance that will cover 4-5 months of my living expenses. Since I had a few major expenses come up earlier in the year I […] Continue Reading…

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Summer Travels

Mackinac Island Since Joe was on summer break from teaching and I recently earned the Southwest Companion pass, June became the month of travel for us. We spent a week at home in Michigan and enjoyed attending a wedding on the beautiful Mackinac Island. I just love northern Michigan in […] Continue Reading…

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Companion Pass

Free Flying

Happy summer everyone! There have been lots of positive changes for life here in NOLA this summer. The most exciting being that in May I officially earned the Southwest Companion Pass!! For those who don’t know, if you reach a specific point level with Southwest Airlines you can earn a […] Continue Reading…

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Q1 Spring Goals Check-In

Wow we are more than a fourth of the way through 2014. When did that happen! I am finally wrapping up a very busy time of year at work. I am excited to be spending more time at home and less time traveling on business trips. I am rediscovering […] Continue Reading…

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Fight to Freedom Report- March 2014

I promised a few financial status reports this week and no better place to start then with a progress on my ‘fight to freedom’ from my nasty debt. Extra debt payments were my primary focus in March. While my savings barely budged, I was able to decrease my debt […] Continue Reading…

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