Fight to Freedom- January 2014

    Wow did January fly by fast this year. I’m still in the midst of busy season at work with long hours and travel but the end is in sight and so in Mardi Gras in New Orleans. In terms of debt numbers January brought good news and bad. The [...] Continue Reading…

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Freak Outs, Travel Delays, & Other Differences Since My Move

Good morning! I found a quick moment to pop in.  It has been a crazy couple of days. It is officially ‘busy season’ at my day job, which means long hours and lots of travel. I was supposed to return home this past Friday after a very full week [...] Continue Reading…

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14 Goals of 2014

We are already a solid week into 2014 and I’m finally solidifying my goals for this year. I try to pick goals that are measurable and push me both personally and financially. While I only set 10 goals in 2013, this year I have 14 to go along with [...] Continue Reading…

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Fight to Freedom Report- December 13′

  December rounded out my debt repayment for 2013. I was able to reduce my debt by $883 dollars in December which is not an amazing, hit it out of the park kind of number but is solid enough. Like I mentioned in my review of my 2013 goals, I paid [...] Continue Reading…

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A Look Back at 2013

2013 Goals: 1. Pay off $15,000 of my debt- Almost Pass. I paid off $13,547 dollars of my student and car debt this year. That is 90% of my ambitious goal for the year. I made all my financial goals while I was living at home with minimal expenses. Since I [...] Continue Reading…

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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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