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Quality or Budget: My New Computer Debate


July 29, 2014 by Michelle

new computer

Dear friends– I have some sad and unfortunate news. After several days of praying for my computer to get over …
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A Tale of Two Coffee Makers: Advice for the Wedding Registry


July 28, 2014 by Michelle

wedding registry

I was just thinking that my bridal showers happened right around this time last year! I had two, one thrown …
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Weekly Roundup #40: Oh Crap, a Broken Computer


July 25, 2014 by Michelle

broken computer

Ya know, my favorite perk of being a freelancer is just how fast the week goes by. Seriously, it’s Friday? …
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Frugal Europe Vacation Planning: Trains vs. Planes


July 24, 2014 by Michelle

frugal europe

Did you miss Part 1 of our Frugal Europe Vacation series? In that post, we announced we were going off-season …
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Is It Really Stealing? How We Get By Without Cable


July 23, 2014 by Michelle

without cable

When I first started this blog, I promised myself I wouldn’t write a “We Cut the Cord!” post. There’s so …
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When the Tough Gets Going: How to Survive a Slump


July 21, 2014 by Michelle

survive a slump

One of the worst parts of freelancing is just getting by. It’s the day-to-day struggles of trying to find a …
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Weekly Roundup #39: Reconnecting


July 20, 2014 by Michelle


As you may have noticed, this post is going up late. I’ve been swamped with all the new work I …
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Teach Your Children Young: 10 Money Saving Skills


July 17, 2014 by Michelle

money saving skills

Yesterday, I was doing my laundry when I realized that I was not exactly sure how much liquid detergent to …
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Live Like Kings By Living In Poor Countries


July 16, 2014 by Michelle

living in poor countries

Brendan and I have a pretty big goal for our lives. We want to be digital nomads. Digital nomads are …
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When DIY Projects SUCK


July 15, 2014 by Michelle

diy projects suck

It’s 10pm on a Monday night, and I am covered in hot water, dish soap, and dog hair. I’ve been …
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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.


Starting Debt: $69,252
Total Debt as of 5/5/2014: $60,372
Debt repaid: $8880
Percentage of debt repayment: 12.8%
Amount of Debt Paid For May: $4001

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