About

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
    816-234-4987

  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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