My Financial Goal Update

Earlier in the year I wrote about my relationship with debt and my resolution to pay it off and position myself in a place that is more conducive to personal growth and freedom. My goal was to pay off 80-90% of my debt by the end of the year and in keeping my promise of transparency, here is my update.

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Let’s Talk About Debt

Debt. Most of us in America have it, whether from credit cards, loans, college tuition, medical bills or all of the above, debt becomes a reality from a pretty young age. Luckily I went to college in Canada and have always had decent health insurance, so compared to a lot of my friends and family members I have relatively low debt. However, it is still a thorn on my side or a pretty dark cloud threatening to rob me of my peace. Like many of us, my relationship with debt started in my teens…

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On our walk home from school my son recently asked me what my 2018 goals were and which ones I achieved. I thought hard for a few seconds and could not remember them all, which led me to a book store a few days later to purchase a journal, with the intention to document my goals for next year and track my progress. Cause visualization not only brings inspiration and accountability but…

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A room made for living

When I moved into my apartment four years ago I couldn’t wait to start decorating. I was starting this new life as a single parent and wanted a home that not only reflected our personalities but one that was warm, peaceful and welcoming. A home I and my kids could look forward to after a long day of hard work…

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Birthday reflections

A few months ago I turned a year older and it was admittedly one of my least favorite birthdays. Don’t get me wrong, I have so much to be grateful for; Two beautiful, healthy and well-adjusted kids, a job that makes it possible for me to support my family and still indulge in some of my passions (i.e. travel), I am healthy, with family and friends who love me and so on. But unlike past years, this one was spent alone doing absolutely nothing out of the ordinary. There were no parties, no dinner dates and no trips…

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Going through a separation or divorce can make you feel like you either lost or gained something…or both. After acknowledging, accepting and processing that the course of my life had shifted, I saw that shift as an opportunity to play amore active role in the trajectory of that unique, transient and precious life gifted to me by the Almighty. In other words, the good God gave me one life and I intended to live it fully and on my terms…

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