Hi, I’m Glen Craig+ and welcome to Free From Broke – A Personal Finance Blog For Regular Folks!
I want to help you stay FREE FROM BROKE!
Thank you for stopping by to see what this is all about.
Back in the day, I worked paycheck to paycheck trying to get the bills paid and making sure I didn’t pay my credit card bills late. I was thousands in debt and had no real idea how the charges added up.
I realized that paying most of my check to credit card companies then hoping I had enough to get by until the next paycheck was no way to live.
I made changes. I reigned in my spending. I took my job seriously. I contributed to my 401(k). At one point I even moved back with my parents to get my debts paid off.
Know what? It worked! I was able to do a “do-over” and start my finances over the right way.
In the course of learning to take care of my finances I cam across personal finance blogs. I loved them! I was inspired to start my own and in October 2007 Free From Broke was born. (Check my blogroll for many of the sites I read)
I’m glad you’re reading this because it means you’re probably interested in taking care of your personal finances and I hope I can help.
You’ll find information and articles on personal finances subjects, reviews of products, and personal stories, all to help you achieve financial independence!
A little bit about me:
I’m married to my wonderful wife and we have three children, ages 11, 4, and a young toddler. We recently made the decision to live off of one income just outside of NYC, on Long Island. It’s a challenge putting away income for savings, retirement, and general living.
Even more interesting is I’m a stay-at-home dad, watching our two youngest (the oldest is in school during the day) while my wife is the principal bread winner.
We’ve both had our experiences with credit card debt and have managed to finally get rid of it. Currently our only outstanding debt are some student loans, our car, and our house (I’ll admit that a LOT of debt but it’s not as destructive as our credit card debt was).
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