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Life Is That Way

Life Is That Way


The first blog post of any blogger should be about who they are and what they want to accomplish. So here it is!!!

I’m Valerie. I am currently 32 years old. I have had this idea about this blog for two years now and have tried to start it up, but I never could get motivation. I have debt like a lot of people. Honestly, $12,000 in credit cards and $28,000 in student loans. My car is paid off, it’s not new, but it gets me from a to b to c. I have an associate degree in nursing forĀ  my student loans.

I have read blog posts before by other bloggers. I want to help others in the way that I want to be helped. We have been told to go to school, get a degree, get a house, start a family etc. etc. etc. Yeah, life is that way, but I am not that person. I had my child at the age of 22. I am currently in the process of adopting my niece. My fiance is 32, as well, and is a stay at home dad. Due to my fiance staying at home, we need to be frugal with our money. We cannot just buy the newest game console out there. We cannot just buy random toys all the time. We have to make sacrifices and honestly, I think we are doing well. Of course, my debt could be gone, but that is part of the journey to self-discovery.

Life is that way as people say, I just took my own route to find my own way.

Valerie @ Living on Dimes

Hello! My name is Valerie Arel. I started Living on Dimes to help those who need motivation and want to be financially stable and free! I currently have $28,000 in student debt WITH $12,000 in credit card debt. I hope that you come with me on my journey so we can all be financially stable. Little about me: I consider myself a mompreneur = mom+entrepreneur. We are in the process of adopting my niece and I have my son. When my son was younger, it was just he and I. We went through a lot together as mother and son, I know he does not remember a lot of it, but I want to share my experiences with you. I hope to get to know each and every one of you!

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  1. Sunshinysa June 30, 2018

    I think forks in the roads are SO exciting.

    1. Living On Dimes June 30, 2018

      Forks are very exciting and very scary all at the same time. You do not know which direction you should take yet you want to make sure that you take the right path. There is no “right” path just the path that you decide to take.

      1. Sunshinysa June 30, 2018

        True… Its what we decide to make of this path that makes a difference.

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