My First Post

This blog will chronicle my spiral into debt hell, my awakening about the debt scam and debt slavery, my embrace of minimalism and my slow and painful climb out of debt. My “double debt” refers to the $140K twin terrors of student loan debt (80%) and credit card debt (20%). “Single woman” will address the difficult choices and life situations women without partners face when dealing with debt alone. Those of us women in our 30s and 40s who are carrying large debt face even more serious life decisions with respect to dating, and family formation all to the soundtrack of a ticking biological clock. I’ve learned a lot already and want to share this with other women going through similar experiences. I also want this blog to serve as a sober warning to those younger women who are considering (or are in the process of) taking on large student loans. “Don’t do this at home.”

I’m on the brink of making some drastic lifestyle changes and need a place to focus my thoughts, plans, and energies.


“Debtor’s prison is real, and opportunity cost is a bitch.” (DDSW)


  1. Candice · June 17, 2014

    I was just acquainted with your blog. I look forward to reading it all. So I begin…


  2. paula miranda (@pauisanoun) · April 4, 2016

    Thanks for starting this blog. It was hard finding stories of single women paying down their debt. So many of the debt relief stories out there didn’t feel familiar and, in a sense, doable(?). Grateful for your candor and sharing your story.


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