Bridge to Debt Freedom

How We Paid Off $29,500 of Debt in 2016

My wife Jenna and I started our plan to aggressively pay off our student loans in 2013. In that time we have paid off nearly all of our debt, increasing our total amount paid every year. It has been a long road, and while the end is in sight, I want to reflect a little on how we got this far. I know that most people reflect sometime in January, but March is still pretty early in the year right? Better late than never! In 2016, we had our biggest […]

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How to Save for Vacation and Pay Cash

As it gets closer and closer to summer, I can’t help but dream of vacation. Being a teacher, I am just as excited as my students for summer vacation to hit so that I can run out of the school with my arms in the air, yelling and jumping around. In my head I picture confetti raining from the upper floor windows, music playing over all of the loudspeakers, and teachers and students waving goodbye, bounding off to enjoy summer adventures. Why can’t we all be as excited to go […]

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How to find the right 2nd job. Working a second job really sucks at times, but it's also an amazing blessing to pay off our debt. How much difference does the right 2nd job make? Instead of four years, it would take at least double.

Finding a Second Job that’s Right For You

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I would earn a little money with no extra cost to you. The opinions expressed are my own. Read my disclaimer to learn more. Are you looking for ways to make more money? Finding a second job isn’t at the top of most people’s priority list. Working a second job really sucks at times, but it’s also been an amazing blessing to pay off our debt. Throughout this process of working multiple second jobs, I’ve learned that there are so many options of jobs […]

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Getting a 2nd Job Saved Our Finances

I met my wife Jenna in college as we both started the Teacher Education Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth. After graduating we both found a job at the same school and worked our way up to being full time teachers. Educating young people is a passion we both share in life, and we truly love that we get to help shape young minds for a living. However, teaching middle school isn’t our only job. Even before we got married, we both sought out a second job to supplement […]

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