I want to both cringe and laugh uncontrollably when I hear someone tell me how “high” their credit score is. I put the word high in quotes because it is a completely subjective term. Most people start getting pretty proud around the 700 mark, and once they breach 800 it seems they want to shout […]

Too good to overlook.

January 12, 2012 · 8 comments

Yesterday I asked you readers to get a little vulnerable and share what kind of debt you had. Many long time readers finally came out of hiding and decided to contribute to the conversation (special thanks to my creepy lurkers). At last glance there was nearly 150 comments left. Some utterly awesome, some terribly depressing, […]

My blog’s name is Punch Debt In The Face. I use to talk about punching debt in the face quite a bit, but over the last year and a half or so the frequency of debt related posts has decreased, while my posts about marriage, savings, and unicorns have increased. I’m assuming most of you […]

Over the last seven days I’ve purchased seven round trip plane tickets, and I might be purchasing two more. Alaska Airlines has been running some crazy deals lately and we’ve been snatchin’ em up like a boss. It’s insane. We knew when we moved to Seattle we’d be making trips back to San Diego pretty […]

Last month I asked for PDITF readers to submit stories about how they’re doing. I was amazed by the feedback I received, overwhelmed even. Far more people expressed interest in contributing to the series than I anticipated. I couldn’t keep up with all the emails and submissions I was getting, so I avoided them instead  […]

And now, as promised, The most comprehensive guide on “how to become debt free” ever written… Spend less than you make. -The end.

Financial Priorities.

October 6, 2011 · 41 comments

First things first, apparently I’m a little late to the game, but I made a Facebook fan page last night for Punch Debt In The Face (See the new widget in the sidebar on the right?). I don’t really get why that’s better than my Facebook profile page, but for some reason people tell me […]