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Hello, My name is Beowulf

Since this amazing Internet thing allows us to communicate, we’d love to take advantage of it and get to know you. Before we get into your favorite Full House episode and your blood type, let’s start with some basics:

    • Name
    • Where are you right now?
    • If you could change your name, what would you change it to? (No, you can’t steal my choice above.)
    • Where do you hope to be financially in 10 years?

So let’s get acquainted — comment below.

28 Comments

  1. Catherine
    December 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    You guys are so freakin’ cute. I love your site!! Your disclaimer is hysterical.

    1) Catherine
    2) I’m sitting on my couch, watching my 6month old daughter sleep in her swing :) {Cole Harbour. NS}
    3) Warren Buffet? Is that taken already?
    4) I’d like to be debt free minus the mortgage and comfortable in our retirement savings…and me no longer working FT.

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  2. Michelle
    December 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Love this!

    Name – Michelle
    St. Louis!
    Hmm I don’t know what name I would like.
    I would like to have no debt and a business that I love.

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  3. amy @ drivethirtythree
    December 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    ok..here goes!

    1) Amy
    2) “working”
    3) princess banana hammock. okay, not really, but that’s the first thing that popped into my head.
    4) debt free..in a single family house, either not working or working part-time. that’s realistic right???

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  4. Bethy @ Credit Karma
    December 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I hope you guys fulfill my expectations that you’ll soon become one of my go-to funny pf blogs. :)

    1. Bethy
    2. Why, at my Credit Karma desk of course! (Part of the job perk is that I get to blog-wander.)
    3. Simone Pinkford. This is the fake name I wanted to use in high school. If you can figure out its significance, I will be impressed.
    4. 10 years is a long way away! I hope to have a mortgage, actually. My husband and I currently live in San Francisco where the rents are sky-high. I don’t have the desire to own a home here any time soon, but I’d like to eventually (or at least close by).

    Looking forward to reading your blog!

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  5. Chris
    December 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    1) Chris
    2) My office @ London, UK
    3) Vincent
    4) At HOME :)

    Really nice blog, guys! Will be checking-up on you!

    Cheers,
    C

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  6. Chris
    December 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    -Chris
    -My office
    -Greg Kinnear
    -I hope to be sippin’ champagne in my hot tub limo. Or a financially responsible home owner…either one.

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  7. K.K. @ Living Debt Free Rocks!
    December 14, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Very cool blog and I’m glad I came across it!

    K.K.
    Home office in Brooklyn, NY
    No frigging idea!
    Still remaining debt free and be financially independent and really cutting back on my current work hours so I can spend more time with my family and work on new projects.

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  8. Steve
    December 18, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    1) Steve
    2) Currently sitting at my desk (sales manager for appliance store)
    3) Jack. Name one guy named Jack that isn’t cool.
    4) I am nearly debt free now. In 10 yrs my goal is to have a considerable amount more in savings and retirement, be more diversified i.e. real estate, and be celebrating my 10 yr aniv. of being debt free.

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  9. Emily-Jane
    December 21, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    1) Emily-Jane
    2) At work… umm I mean at home. Yeah *cough* at home.
    3) Limey Jean!
    4) Ideally I’ll still be debt free; realistically I’ll have a mortgage (and be debt-free in all other areas).

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  10. Cait
    December 25, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    These questions are so cute!

    1. Cait
    2. At my parents’ house in Victoria, BC, Canada
    3. Carly
    4. Free of all consumer debt, paying off a mortgage, saving more and more for retirement… and that’s about it!

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  11. Rebecca
    December 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    1. Rebecca
    2. Wrapping up the last of my work for 2012 – 2 hours to go…
    3. Happy with Rebecca
    4. Consistently CC-debt free, no car debt, plenty of savings and retirement, living fully within our means, and only stuck with mortgage and student-loan debt (we have a LOT of student loan debt due to two law degrees, but we have such low interest rates, that investing what we have makes more sense than paying off what we owe; ditto for the mortgage).

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  12. Sara
    January 4, 2013 at 12:15 am

    1. Sara
    2. St. Louis, MO
    3. Something hyphenated, I think two names would be twice as nice ;)
    4. I hope to have my student loans paid off in the next 7 years.

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  13. The Happy Homeowner
    January 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    1. Jen
    2. Beantown, baby!
    3. Max Powha (someone’s real name that I seriously want to steal–think “power” for the last name. Yes, Max. Max Powha.)
    4. Mortgage kicked (preferably a few of them), employed as a rockstar (alright, fine…HGTV star :)) and living the sweet life (still figuring out exactly what that means but fairly certain it involved copious amounts of Chex Party Mix and Kinder Happy Hippos)

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  14. Flush My Debt
    January 5, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    1) f.m.d. :)
    2) on the internet :)
    3) I don’t know. Romeo?
    4) Financially independent. About $2.5MM in the bank, living on interest.

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  15. Timothy Mobley
    January 18, 2013 at 1:20 am

    I must first say that I love your blog! Great job!

    1. Tim
    2. Monroe, LA
    3. Not sure
    4. Financially independent (i.e. completely debt free) so I can enjoy as much time as possible with my wife and daughters

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  16. Cassandrea
    January 20, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Name: Cassandrea
    Location: San Francisco
    Name Change: I’ve recently begun to embrace my oddly spelled name, but I’ve always liked Adrienne or Aubrey
    In 10 years: I hope to own a home and be financially stable (whatever that looks like in 2023)

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  17. Jim
    January 25, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Name-Jim
    Location: Outside Nashville
    Change name to ZIg, as in the late Zig Ziglar, you will be missed!!
    Have enough to give away my time and knowledge for free!

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  18. debtperception
    January 26, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Name: Kasey
    Where are you right now?: Norfolk, VA
    Name Change: K.C.
    10 years: DEBT FREE! Or at least paying only on my federal student loans.

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  19. Ashley
    January 28, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Name: Ashley
    Where are you right now?: At work in Madison, WI (ssssh, don’t tell)
    Name Change: I feel Kristen would be a good fit.
    10 Years from now, financially: six months of savings, credit card debt free (student loans are another story, I have to compartmentalize for my own sanity), have cars paid off, contributing at least a total of 15% of my own income into a retirement account, and to not be spending almost as much as we’re making every month to give us some breathing room!

    GREAT blog you guys!

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  20. Sarah @ Pretty Providence
    January 30, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    1) Sarah
    2) Jane, it’s actually my middle name, and my step-sister’s name, so it would be too complicated to go by that. But it is my favorite name. I guess I’ll give it to a daughter!?
    3) On my couch which could be considered my office.
    4) I’d like to own a modest home, already paid off and have a lot in savings, and own a second place like a cabin or house-boat for fun/relaxation purposes!

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  21. Ngoc
    February 27, 2013 at 10:30 am

    1. Ngoc
    2. @work in Boston!
    3. Cindy –
    4. Debt free – student loans, parent plus loans, car – all paid off. Minimum of 10K in the savings bank or enough to take some big travel vacations anywhere in the globe. Able to maximize and fully fund all retirement account limits (401K & Roth IRA).

    I found your site through PDITF. Just read about your story with the debt monstah. Looking forward to reading more about your freaking budget. I would love to see posts about your life in Boston or wherever your life takes you.

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  22. Holly
    February 27, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    1. Holly
    2. Memphis @ work
    3. I’ve always been partial to old fashioned names like Marguerite, Sybil or Hortense, but I’ll stick with Holly.
    4. In ten years I hope to be financially independent, mostly retired and traveling extensively to new and old territory.

    Love your blog- you guys are the cat’s meow!

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  23. Brian
    February 27, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    1. Brian
    2. Protecting your nations border from Indianapolis
    3. My Parent’s wanted to name me Ciaran, but then decided it would be too hard for people to say when they moved back to the US from Ireland
    4. Hard to say… I’ll probably be fairly close to my “I’m done if I want to be” number

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  24. Brick By Brick Investing | Marvin
    February 28, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Marvin
    The nation’s capital, Washington DC!
    Marcus, this is the name my wife gave my alter ego
    I plan to be an RIA with my own firm doing what I love =)

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  25. Kevin
    March 7, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Kevin
    My home office – London, ON, Canada
    Mark? easy to say and goes with my last name
    Well off. House paid off and a lot of savings/investments.

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  26. sandra
    March 18, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    My name is Sandra
    I’m sitting on my couch in sunny southern California with a wonderful 60 degrees out side!
    Adeline- it’s the only girl name in my family history I like ( I will probably name my first baby girl this) Addy for short is cute too!
    I want to be able to have put a down payment on a house and have a retirement fund going, in addition to probably a child or twos college fund started.

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  27. Jess
    March 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    My name is Jess(ica)
    I am currently finishing up my day at work in craptastic Cincinnati
    I would go with my pen name- Marissa Dean
    In ten years, I would like to have zero consumer debt (will be done in 12 months), zero student debt, and own my own home, possibly even have the mortgage paid off? (a girl can dream!)

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  28. Jacqueline
    March 19, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Hi! I’m Jacqueline Carino!
    Currently sitting at my office desk doing non office things in Calgary, Alberta. I will not gie further location information in case you get me fired! ;) jk I don’t think you to could ever do something so mean.
    Technically I change my name every few years. My mother named me JACQUE-LEEN (you know, the french sounding version, except were not french). I simplified that to Jackie right away in Kindergarten. I had name-spelling classes to pass, simplification was a necessity. Then I used Jacq in highschool because I’m cool like that. Then I realized no one ever remembers my name so in the current career world I use Jacqueline (Jack-leen) and people remember me more. I swear! But I also often here Jack and JQ. That answer your question?
    In 10 years I hope to be running my own cafe in a financially stable way and bringing in funds on the side as a full/part time artist raising a financially stable baby. Right now…that just doesn’t look feasible since I recently racked up some debts becoming an emerging artist this year. Whoops. Think you can help?

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