Bitchy Blogger’s 5 Steps To Financial Freedom

ViolentAcres, a self-described mean blogger, went from riches to rags to riches. Here’s how she got from the second to the third.

1. I Lived Frugally And Put My Extra Money Into Investments
2. I Only Invest In Things I Enjoy
3. I Educated Myself and Made Contacts
4. I Never Advertised How Much I Was Making to My Friends and Family
5. I Quit Letting People Talk Me Into Making Financial Mistakes

This is how she got from the first to the second. A good read if you’ve ever wanted to see girl with 11 credit cards and her snoot in the air hit rock bottom. — BEN POPKEN

Five Steps I Took That Helped Me Become Financially Independent [Violent Acres]

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  1. RumorsDaily says:

    Wait, wait, how did she get rid of 24 years worth debt in three months?!? There’s the real story. Is there a link that explains that?

  2. Ingen Angiven: The link at the end of the post goes to her list of the “extreme” measures she took. (Apparently, going to the Dollar General is “extreme”.)

    She still must have had a well paying job though. That, and a pretty ridiculous budget if she was spending so much money it would have taken her 24 years to pay off a 3 month debt.

  3. kbax says:

    Uh, Rectilinear, did you actually read the extreme measures post? Cuz–and maybe this is just me–dropping out of college and going homeless and working two jobs seems pretty extreme to me. Personally, I gotta give her props, because most people wouldn’t have the guts to do that.

  4. RandomHookup says:

    I prefer the ‘enlist in the Army’ option myself, but to each his own.

  5. synergy says:

    I was about to say that if she took “extreme” measures then she did it the hard way. But if it only took her 3 months then I really don’t pity her. I’ve been digging myself out of my hole for going on 5 years and it’s going to be about another year or two before I see the sun again.

    She should’ve done like this one girl did a couple of years ago. She was irresponsible and racked up the credit cards and then she got out of debt by petitioning online for donations to pay off her debt and doing the rounds on the morning and late night shows. Talk about easy.

  6. I wonder about all these people apparently wandering around advertising how much they make to friends and family. Someone should send them all a copy or six of Emily Post.

  7. Ben Popken says:

    24 years of debt in 3 months is different from a 24 year old paying off debt in 3 months.