I am super proud of Marcus and for sticking to our budget during the month of May. We ended the month with $117 left over in our budget, and I’m still trying to figure out how. HOW SWAY? This was one of the busiest months we’ve had so far this year, and it was all due to family coming into town for my graduation. One of our guest bedrooms was basically a catchall room and has been ever since we purchased our home back in 2013. While I’d slowly been decluttering it, we had to go into overdrive to make…

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Hey, everyone, this is Marcus, and I hope you all don’t mind I’m taking over the Broke on Purpose Debt Payoff report this month. As you can see from the picture, we are making some serious strides towards paying off this student loan. $19,134.00 is nothing to sneeze at, but we knew if we continued with the same intensity that we had with our other debts then we’d get it done. The thing that I hate most about this debt is just thinking of everything I could have done with almost $20,000. Sure, it helped pay for school, but knowing…

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Aye! Just imagine me Milly rocking throughout this whole post because the month of March was basically lit! For starters, I was super busy preparing to defend my PhD Dissertation which I successfully did on March 24th! It’s still kind of surreal even to think that I’m officially a Doctor. I started on this journey in August of 2010, and almost seven years later it’s finally done!! When I actually stop to think about it, I see how doing this PhD has prepared me for the long haul of living Broke on Purpose. There are going to be several up’s…

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Welcome to the first official Broke on Purpose Payoff Report of 2017 (the December roundup doesn’t count). I’ll be honest. I’ve had blinders on this entire month, between “he who must not be named” and grinding away at my dissertation I’ve just been focused on one thing, and that’s trying to maintain a sense of sanity. This is why you don’t see our signature duo picture above. I didn’t even realize January was over! It’s been a hard few weeks for me mentally. I do a lot on social media as part of my side jobs and logging in has…

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I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say 2016 has been quite a year! Many people are ready for it to be completely over I just can’t help but sit back and want to reminisce about our year. When we originally started Broke on Purpose, the goal was to get control of our declining finances and in doing so start a conversation about money. We weren’t looking for any big life-changing things to happen we simply just wanted people to become more financially aware. The best way we knew to do this was to share our experience. One my personal…

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