This month we had a lot to celebrate! July ushered in our Five Year Wedding Anniversary as well as Marcus’s Birthday. Through all the happy moments this month kept us pretty busy, as I’m in the middle of writing my dissertation and completing experiments so that I can graduate and Marcus has been super busy with work. We’ve still been working our Broke on Purpose plan and all your comments on our Facebook and Instagram pages keep us motivated and focused on making it to the finished line. We thank you all for your support. July 2016 Debt Payoff Report We…

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Dang Melly, back it again with the debt payoff reports! Okay, that doesn’t sound as corny when I say it in my head, but yep I’m back with another debt payoff report. This past month we made a massive switch with how we’re paying off our debt.  Since starting Broke on Purpose we’ve been using the Debt Snowball and this method has helped us pay off over $41K in debt so far. It’s seriously a great method for when you’re just getting started as you can see your progress so much quicker and once you see something is paid off…

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  Paying off debt is a marathon, not a race. This is something I have to constantly remind myself of. I’ve gotten to a point where I absolutely can’t stand that fact that we are debt. Well, nobody likes to be in debt, but for me, it’s like that itch you can’t scratch. I just want to get it over with, yet we still have so far to go. We ended the year 2015 on a high note paying off over $29,000 in debt. We wrote the vision and put it out into the atmosphere that our goal for 2016…

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  First off Happy New Year! Wow, I can’t believe it is 2016. This is the first time I’ve been super pumped for a new year. So many great things happened for us in 2015 one of them being Broke on Purpose. I started Broke on Purpose when I realized we were in deep trouble financially if we didn’t change our habits. What started off as a challenge to myself turned into something so much bigger than I imagined. I wrote an Ebook that you can pick up (here), and I’ve been meeting with some amazing people through my Broke…

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Paying off debt is exhausting. As I type this post I am honestly mentally and physically exhausted. My days are spent working, constantly, running on the rat wheel trying my best to find a way to get off. I know there is no way off. At least not right now, at least not until we are debt free. The other day my Husband and I planned breakfast around an experiment I had going on in the lab. At breakfast, we were talking about our goals as we usually do and making plans for what’s going to happen job wise once…

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