Hello and welcome to Debt Free Forties! I'm Tana (rhymes with Donna), and I created this personal finance and lifestyle blog to hold myself and my family accountable when it comes to our finances. I wanted to track our debt repayment progress and in the process, help others find motivation with their financial situation.
In 17 months, we paid off over $27,000 in debt. Now we're working on saving our 3 - 6 month emergency fund so we can work towards our other financial goals.
I've read a ton of personal finance books, scoured blogs, listened to podcasts, and watched plenty of financial tv shows. I love all things finance-related and still find myself learning every day as I look for new tactics to try to boost our net worth.
I work as a web designer/developer from home full-time and have always found myself following the entrepreneur lifestyle by picking up freelance and finding side gigs. I'm a huge advocate of side hustles and using it to pay off debt or boost savings.
I've been featured in several publications, including:
- Tax Dos and Don'ts For New Gig Workers by Forbes
- Trim Review: Bill Negotiation without the Hassle by ChooseFI
- I tried to get my savings in shape with a no-spend week - here's what I learned by BankRate
- Best Money Advice from Dad by Finance Superhero
- 50+ Crazy Things People have Done to Save Money by Making Sense of Cents
- Ask Trim Review: Save Money with Automation by The College Investor
- Setting Financial Goals: Why Money Goals Matter to your Financial Health by Financial Impulse
- Meet the Women of the Financial Independence Movement by Tread Lightly, Retire Early
- How to stay motivated while paying off debt at Cents + Purpose
- 20 Ways To Get an Extra $500 in Your Paycheck by the End of the Year by GoBankingRates.com
- 15+ Unique & Lucrative Side Hustle Ideas by Girl Talk with Fo
- How to Find Inspiration on Your Debt Free Journey by Frozen Pennies
- 40 Easy Ways to Save Money in College by The Wallet Wise Guy
- Wait - Is it Already Time for Holiday Shopping?! Shave Hundreds off Your Total With These Plan-Ahead Tips From Top Money Bloggers by Parade
- 5 Expenses to Cut Instead of Coffee by OppU / OppLoans
- Scary Money Mistakes from the Freelancer Files by Mint
- How I Stopped Worrying About Money by The Busy Budgeter
- Can You Really Make Money Taking Surveys Online? by The Money Manual
There are a lot of people out there that thought they'd be further along financially in their 30s and 40s. I'm one of them. I hope you find some use of the content here and know you've found a friend you can talk about finances with.
I look forward to interacting with you all and finally becoming debt-free!
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