About Carrie

I’m a 20-something year old gal living in Kansas City. I have a business degree and I just passed the CPA Exam!  I paid off $26,000 in debt (student loans, car loans, credit cards) in 3 years.  I am currently debt-free and it is the most liberating feeling in the world!

Other tidbits about me? I workout frequently, love fashion but don’t know much about it, eat out regularly, have a penchant for goal-setting, despise cooking, dream big, wish every day was a summer day, and calculate my net worth much too often.

I plan to spend the rest of my life debt-free (except for a mortgage) and vow to never finance a car ever again.

So, what are my current financial goals?  Now that I’m debt-free and have saved a $10,000 emergency fund, my biggest focus is saving for a down payment on a house.   Lloyd and I plan to put at least 20% down, which means we’re working to save a cool $50,000.  Speaking of Lloyd, we recently got engaged (!) and are now in the process of planning our wedding.  I’m doing my best to try to keep this shin-dig from getting too expensive.  Follow my journey as I save for a house and try to plan a somewhat stress-free and affordable wedding!

I blog anonymously.  I do this because I have personal and private financial information listed here.  However, I have fallen so deeply in love with writing and blogging that I’m transitioning to the world of non-anonymous blogging.  It’s a slow process but I am so excited!  Stay tuned!

Like what you see?  I think writing is pretty fabulous.  I thrive on sharing my thoughts through an entertaining, yet smart, flow of writing.  I can write about personal finance, taxes, health, exercise, self-improvement, frugality, saving money, getting out of debt….okay, you get the picture.  If you’re interested in having me write for you, please e-mail at carrieonthecheap [at] gmail [dot] com!

Check out more of my writing at Money Under 30 where I’m a weekly Contributing Blogger.

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Contact me: carrieonthecheap [at] gmail [dot] com


6 Responses to “About”

  1. Lisa Gutierrez February 20, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    Hey Carrie,
    I’d love to talk to you for a story I’m writing about frugal living in KC. It sounds like you’d be perfect! Let me know if you’d like to talk.
    Lisa Gutierrez
    feature writer
    KC Star

  2. Dash March 30, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    Hi Carrie, I think I’d like to add you to my blog reading list. If you’d like to do a link exchange on our link lists on our blog, email me I’d like to add ya.

  3. Miss FS June 20, 2009 at 4:04 pm #

    Congrats on paying off your school loans! I totally know the feeling of getting all the weight off your shoulders!

  4. Dave February 5, 2010 at 12:08 am #

    $26,000 in 3 years? I’m very jealous and congrats…

    I’m hoping to clear out 44,000 in 3 years =] but I still have $35k to go ><

  5. Anne @ the doctor takes a wife May 18, 2010 at 2:05 pm #

    what an awesome accomplishment paying off that debt!! I’m super jealous!!

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