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First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…debt?

I’m Catherine, and sadly, my education is the reason for almost all of our financial problems. We’re not in this situation because of any vast overspending or living beyond our means (not to say we haven’t put stuff on credit that we shouldn’t have) but we both grew up in modest households and were taught the value of a dollar.

We were married in 2009, where we then jumped onto the ”new marriage, new car, homeownership and baby” plan before figuring out a good plan for tackling the massive school debt we (mostly me) had. It took until kiddos arrive in June 2012 for us to get real.

I started this blog in 2012 while on maternity leave and decided to hand over the reigns in 2016 after we found out we were expecting baby #2 (but still stay on as a regular voice). Starting this blog literally changed my life and I am forever grateful. I hope my stories of our financial trial and errors stick around, that they can be learned from, and know the blog is now in good hands.

 

We have another writer on board here! I am pleased to introduce Amanda to all of you.

 

Amanda Stewart

Amanda is an editor and writer. She has a passion for sharing information that helps people and communities to better themselves in some way. In addition to writing online, she also freelances for local newspapers in her hometown of Charlotte, NC.

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About

wedding

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…debt?

I’m Catherine, and sadly, my education is the reason for almost all of our financial problems. We’re not in this situation because of any vast overspending or living beyond our means (not to say we haven’t put stuff on credit that we shouldn’t have) but we both grew up in modest households and were taught the value of a dollar.

We were married in 2009, where we then jumped onto the ”new marriage, new car, homeownership and baby” plan before figuring out a good plan for tackling the massive school debt we (mostly me) had. It took until kiddos arrive in June 2012 for us to get real.

I started this blog in 2012 while on maternity leave and decided to hand over the reigns in 2016 after we found out we were expecting baby #2 (but still stay on as a regular voice). Starting this blog literally changed my life and I am forever grateful. I hope my stories of our financial trial and errors stick around, that they can be learned from, and know the blog is now in good hands.

 

We have another writer on board here! I am pleased to introduce Amanda to all of you.

 

Amanda Stewart

Amanda is an editor and writer. She has a passion for sharing information that helps people and communities to better themselves in some way. In addition to writing online, she also freelances for local newspapers in her hometown of Charlotte, NC.

  1. nursefrugal says:

    Frugal’s a great word! Hope it’s one of my future children’s first words.

  2. Laurie says:

    Good for you guys for facing the music and working toward getting out of debt! We’re on the same road. I know it’ll be worth it when we’re all done!

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