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I’m 24 years old and I live in Atlantic Canada. I work in marketing for a small start up and I’m happy to say I love my job. I live in a 400 square foot house with my husband, my dog Molly, and a hypo-allergenic cat named Mia. I love to run, do yoga, cook, read and blog. I’ve got a degree in Commerce from a good school and I’m ready to start out my awesome adult life!
There’s only one problem, that university education resulted in a whole lot of debt. I didn’t max out my credit cards, I wasn’t a shopaholic. I didn’t even party all that much. I worked during every summer at well paying jobs, but still, I finished up school with over $26,000 owing in student loans. I also had to buy a car, because that’s what adults do right? All in all, I started out my adult life with almost $38,000 in debt. To learn more about my debt, check out my facts page.
This blog is meant to chronicle my story of getting out of debt, and moving towards financial security. These aren’t unnatural feats that are unattainable by the majority of debt-ridden 20 somethings (there are a lot of us out there!). I assure you, I’m entirely average. If I can do it, so can you.
Me Around the Web
In the two years I’ve been blogging, I’ve been featured in a few publications around the web:
April 3, 2014 – Can Different Money Attitudes Work in a Relationship? – ReadyForZero.com
March 26, 2014 - Personal Finance Interview with Jordann Brown - Mint.com
October 12, 2013 – Young, educated and making it on less than $35,000 – Financial Post
September 22, 2013 – How This 23-Year-Old Grad Tackled $53,349 in Student Debt and Car Loans - Globe and Mail
June 29, 2013 – 10 Real People Who Are Winning Their Fight With Debt – Business Insider
I was also a contributing blogger for the following blogs: