midwest ice storm 2013

An Adventure to Remember this Holiday

Merry Belated Christmas! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with loved ones. I would like to say that I am recovering from all the holiday festivities and food. But since there is a box of holiday chocolates open next me as I type, I guess I am still [...] Continue Reading…

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City Park Celebration in the Oaks

NOLA Happenings

Happy Monday! This weekend we enjoyed exploring Celebration in the Oaks here in New Orleans. Within the large City Park, the event includes holiday light displays, train villages, an amusement park, live music and events, as well as train rides through the park.  Joe and I with a few of [...] Continue Reading…

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Fight to Freedom Report- November 2013

Good morning! I’m not sure how it is December already. It crept up on me this year. This week it’s time to ease back into work and start my Christmas shopping (I didn’t get an early start this year). I can’t start the new month without a look at my debt [...] Continue Reading…

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Chicago Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This year the family and I made the holiday into a mini trip to the windy city.  We stayed at the Palmer House downtown (thank you hotel points) and enjoyed the holiday festivities that downtown offers. We attended the tree lighting ceremony, [...] Continue Reading…

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Make Free Holiday Travel a Reality

Long security lines, limited overhead space, and crowded cabins– the holiday air travel season has arrived. For those of us who must battle the airports to make it home for the holidays, we face more than just inflated stress levels in crowded terminals. We also face inflated airline prices. [...] Continue Reading…

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Done with Car Payments Forever!!

Free Riding Happy Monday! I hit another milestone this month. The 4 wheels I drive around town are no longer partially owned by the bank! Yes, that’s right. Car loan is gone! I am extremely excited about paying off this particular debt as it is the only debt I owe a bank [...] Continue Reading…

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I’m A Road Warrior

I have mentioned it briefly on the blog before, but I haven’t elaborated on my regular schedule. The pictures above have now become my regular Monday morning view on my commute to work. With my move to Louisiana and transfer of my job, came a transition to frequent business [...] Continue Reading…

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New Orleans apartment

Living Below My Means- Spending Below Average on Housing

I am settling nicely into my new apartment in New Orleans. The furnishing and decorative details are slowly coming together while I am focused on reaching my debt repayment and savings goals for this year. I actively work to live beneath my means and spend much less then I [...] Continue Reading…

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New Orleans

NOLA Happenings

The last few weeks in NOLA have been filed with 5k runs, impromptu Earth, Wind & Fire Concerts, work pool parties, two Halloween costumes (thanks to a late arrival from UPS), & some elementary school teacher craft projects. My time in New Orleans continues to be an adventure and [...] Continue Reading…

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Spooky Truths About My Debt-October Fright to Freedom Report

Happy Halloween! I’m excited to enjoy my very first Halloween in New Orleans. Joe and I ordered a couples costume however, it didn’t arrive in the mail in time for us to wear this past weekend. We are planning to wear them out in the city this weekend and will [...] Continue Reading…

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