Until I got married, I was in great financial shape â€” no debt, plenty of savings. Then, at 21, along with acquiring a brilliant, loving, and supportive husband, I got $100,000+ in student loan debt (from his 10 years of school getting a PhD), $8,000 in car debt and $800 in credit card debt.
Because I’ve been blogging on and off for the last 8 or 9 years, I reacted by starting a blog where I could come to terms with debt, interact with others who were paying off debt, and share what I know. I discovered the personal finance blogging community and have appreciated all the support and opportunity to learn more about all facets of financial planning. I’ve discovered that I’m also a personal finance nerd.