I am writing this blog to hopfully keep me focused and accountable on reducing my debt.
I am a married 48yr old IT consultant with 4 children. 2 live at home, 1 with my ex and one lives in a house I own near Atlanta. I was ok financially until the recession in 2008. I left Atlanta to do a few contracts in the DC area and recently took a long term (hopefully) gig near Tampa. The past few years have been hard; when I work, I get paid very well however there has been some pretty long gaps between contracts. And to be totally honest, I enjoy spending money so I lived beyond my means when the money was coming in. Now that I am getting old enough to think about retirement (not to mention age discrimiation in the IT world), I realize it is time to get my finances in order.