There are lots of new
Marie here - been on DSG over 4 years, on ivillage over a decade.
I'm Norma, I'm 52, work 40 hrs. a week and recently have had some health problems.
"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus
My name is Emily and I'm just starting on this difficult journey and hoping I have the strength to get through it. We have over $40k in credit card debt plus a car loan (less than $6k), a student loan ($1800) and now about $1k in hospital bills since I had surgery this June.
I'm Karen. I have been in debt probably most of my life but decided to get real in 2008 when I joined the board. I was a newly divorced mom of two that had to start taking responsibility. I had $30,000 in debt on a personal line of credit living in an apartment. I
I joined about a month ago when I discovered that I'd sunk more deeply into debt than I imagined, so I'm relatively new here. I've spent most of my life in school (for your reference point, I'm 37), and lived on credit cards. After I started working, I began making a dent in the pile... until this past year when I got sick and stopped paying attention to my finances. This forum helps me keep track of my spending because I have to respond to all the virtually anonymous people here. Somehow that's easier than talking to people I actually know.
I have been on iVillage since 2007 and ventured this way I think in the spring of 2010.
I'm Meredith. I'm a
I have been here FOREVER...well since 1999.