Hi, my name is Kara and I’m in debt.


I’m writing at Simple Mom today about our family’s goal of becoming debt free.  I’d love it if you joined me over there, especially since this is a bit embarrassing and was a difficult topic to open up about.  Thanks, friends!

“We’re debt free!” The words I long to be able to shout out loud.  Hi, my name is Kara and I’m in debt.

Some of you know me as the editor of Simple Kids, but today I’m going to introduce myself to you as a person living in financial bondage. Or, to be less dramatic, I am a person trying to become debt free.

Our Journey

My family and I are in a significant amount of debt. Six figures significant, actually. That’s painful to write.

I won’t go into details, but we did some pretty dumb things with money in our 20?s, both as singles and as a young married couple.  We’re spending our 30?s trying to dig out of that debt.

That is how I came to know Tsh: I was inspired by her family’s debt free story.  Her straightforward money advice was helpful and relevant. That was pretty major at a time where my debt free resources were some library books on frugality that seemed out of touch with the current times and we didn’t know anyone in real life who was debt free.


[Read the rest at Simple Mom ….]

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at KElizabethFleck.com.

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