Hi friends, Just wanted to let y’all know that Dames in Debt was recently featured on The Pursuit of Happiness! We were part of their 2017 Happiness Day Interview Series! You can read our post here, just look for the Q&A headline. <3 from the Dames For more information on the 2017 Happiness Day Interview Series: My name is Wes, creator of thePursuitofHappiness.me.  I won’t bore you with the full details of the inspiration for the site.  To share a little bit though; growing up in America, I had always been taught about this nation’s founding documents and I heard all the time about the Declaration of Independence andRead More →

Canadian Budget Binder

Hi friends, Just wanted to let y’all know that Dames in Debt was recently featured on Canadian Budget Binder! We were part of the 2016 Making A Difference series! You can read our post here, just look for the Making a Difference headline. Thanks so much for helping us take our personal finance journey way further than we ever thought possible! And check out Canadian Budget Binder while you’re at it! <3 from the DamesRead More →

Liebster Award

Man, it’s been a whirlwind of fun since we started this blog two months ago. We went from a free, WordPress.com blog to a self-hosted blog. We made a Dames in Debt Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. We’ve been writing a lot! AND…we got nominated for our first blogging award!   The Liebster Award We were nominated for The Liebster Award from Kumiko over at The Budget Mom, and we couldn’t be more excited and honored. The award is a way to be discovered but also to connect and support the blogging community. Originally it was given out to blogs with less than 2000 readers, but thisRead More →

Yakezie challenge

When my sister and I first started our blog, we wanted to create a place where we could journal our way through debt repayment. We wanted somewhere to chronicle all the ups and downs that come with being swamped with debt and trying to pay it all off…while also being twenty-somethings. We also wanted people to read our stories. Because of all of this, we’ve decided to join the Yakezie Challenge. So, we joined something that sounds bizarre, and now we have a fun Yakezie badge on our site. What’s changing you might wonder? Absolutely nothing. This blog will still be two sisters living theRead More →

Hello there friends! Is it just me or does it seem like all the s#!t just hits the fan at once? Since 2016 started it seems like everyone around me has gone through at least one major life transition and/or struggle. Life is hard sometimes for sure.   But, today’s post isn’t about complaining about how hard things are. Today’s post is a reminder that you can and will get through whatever struggle you are presented with.  Read More →


Oh hey there, So you just heard about what it’s like to have soul-crushing-cost-of-living debt over in LA, now you get to learn about having soul-crushing-grad-school debt.  I’m your resident East Coast Dame, and while my cost-of-living is actually pretty good in the River City, my student loan debt could buy me a nice, pretty house.Read More →

welcome Los Angeles

Hola! Let’s talk a little about why we’re here. First, we’re dames. Second, we’re in debt. And debt suuuuucccckkkksssss. Like really sucks. It’s soul crushing and keeps me up at night – like tonight, since I’m writing this at 12:58 am – as in, the middle of the night. So, we have a few options here in regards to debt. 1. Keep the debt. Who cares? Ooo let’s make more! 2. Ask the ‘rents for help. (Because everyone has rich parents, right?) 3. Fake our deaths and hideaway out of the country. I’d personally pick someplace with nice beach access. 4. Deal with it. And maybeRead More →