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PNC Virtual Wallet: Love of My Life

PNC’s Virtual Wallet is one of the biggest contributors to my financial turnaround. I don’t work for PNC, and they don’t pay me to tell people about Virtual Wallet (though they should!), but I talk about it all the time. Gushing to follow. When I decided I needed to get my money straightened out, I […]

My Financial Beginnings, Part Two

If you missed Part One, you might want to start there to get the full picture of where I’m coming from. After a short detour, I’m back to finish the story of how I got into so much debt. When I left off, I was newly married with a toddler and spending like crazy. I […]

How Things Changed

I’ve shared some of my financial background, so I thought this would be a good time to talk about how and why I decided to go from rabid spending to writing a blog about getting out of debt. My divorce should have been the catalyst for a change in my thinking, but it wasn’t. My […]

My Financial Beginnings

My parents definitely weren’t big spenders. My dad worked a blue collar job and my mom stayed home with us. They were expert savers, though I didn’t realize it when I was young. My sister and I had the same clothes and toys as our friends, and we paid full price for school meals even […]