Who am I
I started 2009 with a $121K debt. I owned absolutely nothing.
I kick debt's ass!
Hi, I'm Sandy, people call me a personal finance expert.
Way back when the dinosaurs roamed at the end of 2008, I started paying a little bit of attention to my debt. You see, my $120,665.31 debt represented everything that I had done wrong, financially.
As the year faded into 2009, I had the brilliant idea of starting a blog to have my debt at my fingertips.
Here we are years later and I have helped countless others improve their finances. Now, I am here to help YOU get your financial life together.
Learn even more about me.
my original debt
the amount that I repaid in 2 years
the amount my income increased in 3 years
knowing that I help others
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO?
Choose your focus
Getting out of debt takes a little education. Find out what you need to know to get yourself out of debt, quickly.
Sometimes you just need to make more money, but, who has time for a second job? I’ll show you how you can make extra income outside of a job.
There is no single method for improving your credit and credit score. I’ll show you everything that you can legally do to increase your score.
I love speaking to groups about personal finance topics. Learn more about connecting with me for your group or event.
I Believe In Results
I absolutely love happy clients.
Read the most recent articles from the blog.
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We’re pregnant. I’m still getting used to saying that so let’s just let this all sink in a for a little bit. The hubby and I are expecting a little person to join our clan of two and a fur baby and I’m in full on quiet panic mode. First, a little background for you.[…]