Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. My name is Allison. I am a high school chemistry teacher. I love my job and I love working with young adults. I am starting this blog to track my journey out of debt and to help inspire others to start their journey. Since graduating college I have accumulated about $40,000 in student loans and over $10,000 in credit card debt (sorry mom). I got to a point where my teaching paycheck was just enough to break even on paying my bills and I was using my credit card to pay for groceries and gas. Instead of sitting around, I decided it was time to do something about it and set the goal of paying off my debt in 2017. My goal is to get to a financial place where I do not feel guilty about splurging on a monthly gym membership and to get to a point where I can travel frequently. This blog is a place where I will share my strategies for conquering debt and document how to start a successful blog. I hope you will follow along with me on my journey and that this blog can help inspire you to start paying off your debt too.