[-$83,290] In the Papers

On Valentine’s Day, I toyed around with the idea of re-upping this post about being awkwardly single in the workplace or something equally as snarky, but, sigh, I didn’t get around to it.

Imagine my surprise when I saw this while perusing the interwebs…

…an article posted both on MarketWatch and the NY Post featuring a couple of quotes from yours truly!

I was interviewed for this months ago and had forgotten about it. Seems timely that it would post on Valentine’s Day.

Provocative NY Post title aside, give it a read. Is it junk or truth? Share your thoughts.




“Debtor’s prison is real, and opportunity cost is a bitch.” (DDSW) [Link to Archive]


  1. Fiscally Fit Chica · March 2, 2017

    Congrats to you. Yes, being single makes you poor as you’re not able to split everything with another person…rent is the most expensive, food is behind it. Also, there’s no option to be on someone else’s health insurance. Go you on the $83,290. Proud of you girl!


    • Double Debt Single Woman · March 3, 2017

      Thanks. I got my state tax refund ($718) and within minutes of the money showing up in my account, I threw every penny of it at my student loan.

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  2. The Bookworm · March 2, 2017

    Well, a good way to look at it is that these articles could turn into some freelance gigs! Sounds like you had a GREAT Valentines Day to me. For Valentine’s Day, I met with my tax preparer for that refund. It’s all how you look at it!

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  3. zeejaythorne · March 2, 2017

    Congrats on the quote! Hopefully traffic comes your way!


  4. thesingledollar · March 6, 2017

    Oh, fun! And congrats on the tax refund dip, too 🙂


  5. Terri · April 26, 2017

    It can be harder to pay for things and do everything on one salary, I agree.

    That’s awesome you got quoted! {frantically goes to read the article now!}


  6. Delta · March 7, 2018

    I just found your blog and I wanted to say that your perseverance and hardwork are more important that being “normal.” I’m only 22 and I have society and my parents telling me the same stuff about needing to find a partner to be financially stable, satisfied in life, etc. But I’m think it’s more important to be able to take care of myself instead of relying on someone else when relationships and situations can always change and I don’t want to trap myself into it. I don’t have a four year degree (I stopped after I got my associates, another thing society and my parents say makes me a failure) but I am without debt or children and I want to focus on my own independence, and I admire you for taking responsibility for your own life and choices. Frugality is not a punishment, and since my situation leaves me with a job that only pays enough to support me, I instead feel that frugality and minimalism are something I want to embrace to live a more freeing and ordered life, even if my financial situation one day changes.


    • Double Debt Single Woman · March 26, 2018

      Hi Delta! Welcome to DDSW!
      You are very smart to be seeking and learning this information so young in life. Good for you! 🙂
      I absolutely agree to not rely on marriage or anyone else to take care of you. People and relationships come and go. As women we need to have our own money.
      When you have total control over your own money, you have options. And having options available to you and the ability to make choices is one the best things in life.


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