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Should I Keep Teaching? A Student Loan Conundrum


September 18, 2014 by Michelle

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Hello from New Orleans and FINCON14! I arrived last night and have already met so many awesome bloggers. These people …
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A New Parent and Frivolous Expenses


September 17, 2014 by Michelle


As you read this, I’m boarding a jet plane to New Orleans (via a three hour layover in Dallas). No, …
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Return to Side Hustle: Instacart


September 15, 2014 by Michelle


Do you remember when I used to side hustle on top of my full time, 9-5 job? Yeah, I haven’t talked about …
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Why I Stopped Checking My Stats and Started Loving My Writing Instead


September 11, 2014 by Michelle

stopped checking my stats

If you are a regular reader, you may have noticed that I changed a couple of things around on this …
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Death and Money: Think Ahead and Plan Smart


September 10, 2014 by Michelle

death and money

With my grandmother’s passing, I watched first hand as my dad and aunts struggled to make sense of what was …
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No Spend Week 1: Re-Learning a Free Life


September 8, 2014 by Michelle

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One of the most challenging parts of not spending anything is, well, relearning how to spend your life without paying …
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Weekly Roundup #45-46: Dose of Inspiration


September 5, 2014 by Michelle

dose of inspiration

I’ve started to notice a trend with my posts lately. They’ve been kind of depressing. Well, not “kind of”… that …
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August Income Recap


September 4, 2014 by Michelle

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Goodbye August. Good riddance. It’s no surprise that August was just horrible for me. With my grandma getting sick and …
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No-Spend Month Challenge


September 3, 2014 by Michelle


You remember my big budget challenge– the one in which I totally give budgeting a go by trying a ton …
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A Money Rant: Concerts Cost How Much?!?!


September 2, 2014 by Michelle

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As you may have remembered, Brendan and I bought my 12 year old niece tickets to go see her favorite …
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Fit is the New Poor

Fit is the New Poor

Hey-o! I’m Michelle. FitNPoor was started when my husband lost his job and we were forced to make big changes with our lifestyle. Now he's employed and I'm working my dream job as a writer and small business owner. This is my journey of knowing nothing to learning everything possible. I'm getting us on the right track to financial freedom by slimming down our debt and working out our assets.

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