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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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Do You Really Need Pet Insurance?


July 14, 2014 by Michelle

need pet insurance

One of the things Brendan and I have cut out of our budget now that we are down to a …
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Weekly Roundup(s) #37-38: Perks of Being a Freelancer


July 11, 2014 by Michelle

perks of being a freelancer

So, I missed last week’s roundup. I apologize profusely if your Friday always begins with my not-so-witty bantering and my …
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Five Expensive Items Every Woman Should Own


July 10, 2014 by Michelle

expensive items

That’s right. I’m a personal finance blogger who believes you should purchase some expensive items for yourself. Personal finance shouldn’t …
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How We Budget for One Income


July 9, 2014 by Michelle

budget for one income

Before I quit my job at the end of last month, I spent a ton of time crunching numbers. Specifically, …
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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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