Welcome to Debt Free Forties, I'm Tana (rhymes with Donna)! I don’t know about you, but I sure thought I’d be set financially when I hit forty! Somehow, it didn’t quite work that way, and here I am, almost at the big 4-0, and still trying to wipe out that debt! I created this blog so we can talk money: paying off debt faster, student loans, budgeting tips, and more! Together, we can destroy our debt once and for all. Are you with me?

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50 Free Things to Do on a No-Spend Weekend

50 Free Things to Do on a No-Spend Weekend

One of the first things that gets cut from every budget is expensive activities, right? Out the door goes all the lattes and visits to the movie theater. But finding free things to do turns out to be a lot easier than expected. It’s important to find free things to ... Read More
Easy & Healthy Grocery Budget Strategies that will Save You Tons of Money

Easy & Healthy Grocery Budget Strategies that will Save You Tons of Money

While creating and sticking to a grocery budget isn’t as fun as a girls’ weekend to Cancun, it does have its perks. The food category in your budget is one of the easiest places for money to fall through the cracks. And if you can quickly and easily patch those ... Read More
How to Fight and Conquer Discrepancies in Medical Bills

How to Fight and Conquer Discrepancies in Medical Bills

Medical bills are unfortunately a part of our life, no matter your plan, coverage or deductible. Whether you’ve just had a checkup, a baby - or something in between - chances are you’re going to end up with a medical bill. But what do you do if those services are ... Read More
Monthly finance report

May 2018 Financial Report

Drumroll, please....it's officially official! We've not only paid off the last of our student loans, but we're officially debt free! It's hard to believe after years of having debt and just accepting it as the norm, we don't have the weight of student loans, car loans, or credit card debt ... Read More
Student Loan Debt: How to get rid of them quickly and painlessly

Student Loan Debt: How to get rid of them quickly and painlessly

Anyone with student loan debt will tell you just how tiring, worrisome and stressful it can be. It’s easy to panic or avoid them altogether. But really, the best (and only) way to deal with them is like ripping a band-aid off - you just have to get a firm ... Read More
Easy Dinner Ideas to Stop Eating Out

Easy Dinner Ideas to Stop Eating Out

I'll admit it - I hate trying to figure out dinner ideas for tonight. Needless to say, this is probably our biggest downfall when it comes to our food budget. Having nothing planned means grabbing dinner on the way home - on top of a coffee from the drive thru, ... Read More
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