… and other stuff
I am excited to be guest posting at Financial Samurai today. Steps To Get Out Of MASSIVE Credit Card Debt Due To Lifestyle Inflation.
I want to thank everyone who commented for their support on my last post Thoughts on Suicide which was incredibly difficult to write. Actually I take that back, it was quite cathartic to write and was written very easily. What I didn’t expect was the after effect. I felt quite drained for a few days. But that’s okay, it needed to be said. It is very comforting to see the number of people who have written on this topic recently, not only from the sufferers perspective but from the caregivers perspective as well. I know both sides of this coin, so I fully endorse these views.
One Year Blogiversary from Green Money Stream – Kay has shared that she recently has been dealing with depression and I want to support her in any way I can.
Why Do We Wait from Budget and the Beach – Tonya has written some wonderful prose that is well worth reading and heeding. Thanks for sharing my post, too!
The Impact of Mental Illness and Suicide from The Money Pincher – her experience with her father’s death, full of regrets, laments and frustrations, keeping it real.
You Are Not Alone from The Pursuit of Riches – Debby’s been touched by this illness and has learned much compassion, something we can all use a little more of.
Being Grateful: Thirty-Ninth Edition from Journey to Saving – E.M. shares her dark ages and her journey to the light, and what a bright light she is in our PF world!
I was so inspired by some things said, I turned some quotes into picture tweets:
— Shannon Ryan (@TheHeavyPurse) August 15, 2014
Thanks to Shannon for linking my post in her roundup: Blog Round-Up: Week of August 11, 2014
E.M. wrote a great post on how perfection may be inhibiting us in our self-worth ~
— debt debs (@DEBtDEBs) August 16, 2014
And lastly, Melanie at Dear Debt (she got a new fancy pants blog look BTW) left a great comment on my blog that I just had to quote part of it. Don’t forget to nominate her for Best Debt Blog or Best New Blog at the Plutus Awards by August 25!
There is hope for all those who are suffering. Keep trying and tell someone who can help you. Do not suffer alone in fear of being a burden to your family or friends. Give them a chance to help guide you. If you don’t get the support you need, tell someone else (and forgive them, they may have their own burdens not yet known). By all means draw on your support network, and part of that support network is you.
And finally third
I’m so late in getting my debt update from beginning of August done. I was supposed to do this Sat and well, read above. It’s going to plan which is great. I don’t have my little graph updated but will do that next month. So here are the numbers:
Time wise I am 39% through to our May 18, 2018 debt payoff date, but I am only 37.6% through the debt. Not going to get all panicky about this yet.
Okay, so you are going to say what does this post at all have to do with Low Rate Cash Advance Credit Cards? Well see the number under credit cards above for $6,014 above? Well that was as of August 1, and included in that number was $2082.21 still owing on our 11 month 0.99% cash advance credit card for which we paid $24K against our mortgage and have been slowly paying off all year. That is now paid off as of Friday! Yay! All of my angst about the winter months of low income and having to dip into our emergency fund are behind me (for now!). So ya, whew! All in a day in the life of a personal finance debt blogger.
Now you have a good week now, y’hear.