dcsimg The Get Rich Slowly Forums • View topic - Should I blame the 80's?

  GRS Home  Forum Home
Bank Rates Center
   Savings Account Rates
   Money Market Rates
   Highest CD Rates
Insurance Rates Center
  Auto           Health
   Life              Home
Mortgage Rates Center
  Mortgage Rates
  Mortgage Quotes

Last visit was:
A place for Get Rich Slowly readers to ask questions
and exchange ideas
It is currently Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:39 am

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Should I blame the 80's?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:05 am 

Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:39 am
Posts: 24
This is very inspiring and so grateful of this site and all who post.

I've been divorced 2 yrs. now, made incredibly stupid money decisions all along the way - no savings & retirement, except the truck (now free and clear) and the dog (truly my best friend)! We have no kids thankfully and sold the house just as the market turned, was able to pay off almost all the cc debt with nothing left over.

Starting over at 40 yrs. old, and now seeing some bright spots. After downsizing from a 2400 sq. ft. home to a 2 bdrm apartment way beyond my means and maxing a credit card to do so, then downsizing to just a room, things are turning around. I've enjoyed getting rid of the weight of 'stuff', very liberating. The 'free and clear' truck started falling apart and the dog did too, racking up about $3500. in one year alone. But with that, my cousins took me in which cut my living expenses, I paid off the $2,500. maxed card, and attend an evening CAD class to hopefully change careers one day. Now have an EF of $3k and hope to keep this momentum rolling. Just one student loan now for debt of 28k. In the meantime, trying to keep my body as healthy as possible, my cheapest investment..sweat and running shoes! Thanks all!

Offline Profile   
 Post subject: Re: Should I blame the 80's?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:43 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:42 pm
Posts: 34
Location: SW Florida
It's never too late to get started on turning things around! Unfortunately, there are people in their 60's and 70's getting divorced or losing their loved ones, and discovering that they have to start over financially.

Your story and others like you keeps US inspired! :) Thanks for sharing!

Wojciech Kulicki
Fiscal Fizzle, Personal Finance Blog

Offline Profile   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ]  Moderators: kombat, bpgui, JerichoHill

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Theme created StylerBB.net & kodeki