My blog is set up so the most recent posts are at the top, this makes it difficult for people who have recently come across my blog to see where I started and how I got to where I am today. For that reason I’ve put some links below for a few of my first posts that show where I started, a breakdown of my initial debt and an explanation of how I got into this situation.
My very first post on 10 June 2011 talks about why I started my blog after hitting my lowest point. The next post tells you exactly how much debt I was starting with, $49,058. $29,384 of that was my student loan and the rest was made up of consumer debt from various places. The next post gives a breakdown of my initial debt, the $19,675 I focused on paying off and documented through this blog. The last post gives an explanation of how I got into so much debt with nothing to show for it, basically a public admission of the financial mistakes I have made.