• Hello Hello NYT Readers

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    Today we’ve been featured in the New York Times in the article Debtors Search for Discipline via Blogs. Like, yay us. Before you leave, please subscribe to our rss feed, or hit our homepage and subscribe to our blog via email.

    I’d like to say that the article incorrectly reports our net worth: it is actually -$66,274.27. Not the reporter’s fault though, since I neglected to update the net worth thing on the right side there.

    If I weren’t sick today, I’d greet you with a proper welcome. Instead, I’m going to copy and paste something from a post a few weeks ago, and update where applicable. Please enjoy!

    Here for the first time and need more backstory? Try my financial history, and then more of Her’s. Hindsight is 20/20, so in the future we’ll both be on the lookout for signs of trouble.

    In the two years since we’ve revealed our finances to each other, we’ve done much to improve our finances, but we’re far from perfect. In fact, we’ve been known to make mistakes. But that’s okay, since the point of all of this is to learn from them. If you’d like to hear about our experiences with money, you can cruise the archives, or pick one of the tags over there on the right for more relevant topics. More specifics?

    For example, when our savings eclipsed our credit card debt, we thought that was a little ridiculous. So this month, we’ve committed to paying off all of our non-0% credit card debt we’ve paid off all of our non-0% credit card debt, about $6,600. We’re also on on track put half of the max into our Roth IRAs this year. We’ve made a nice foundation for achieving our 2007 goals. This is a far cry from where we were even one year ago.

    On our site we like to discuss the intersection between relationships and finances, and we do this in a number of ways. Sometimes, readers ask a question that we answer. Other times they contribute content to our site. And, of course, we talk about how we deal with it.

    Much to the chagrin of many, we tend to also take a lighthearted look at finances. See how we spent $26 so that I could get a more masculine license plate. Or my plans for what I’d do if I had all of the money in the world. Or just see how the personal finance blog community likes to kick our asses.

    So again, welcome. Stay for some pie.

    …and congrats to the other blogs that were also mentioned in the article:
    Blogging Away Debt
    Poorer Than You
    Save Leigh Ann
    We’re In Debt
    Defying Debt…in 2 Years
    No Credit Needed (and of course the No Credit Needed Network)


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