Becoming Debt Free in 2009

April 7, 2009

Thanks, Basketball, Vets

Filed under: Pets — ambercouric @ 9:09 am

Thanks to all of you who left comments and sent e-mails after yesterday’s post.  I appreciate all of the support.  Right now my plans are to continue writing on this blog but the subjects will be varied.   Eventually, I will probably have to change since this blog title is so goal specific.  I really enjoy blogging and have a lot to say – just not a lot to say about personal finances.  So we ‘ll see where this goes.


Chant with me.


I’m just a little excited about that great win last night.

Now about the Vet.  I had to take the puppy in yesterday to get “fixed”.  I went back last night to check on her since she has to stay the night in the hospital.   She looked absolutely pitiful.  I sat in the kennel with her for a little while.   I am such a cry baby at the thought of pain for anyone including animals.  Anyway, I went back out to the front desk and there was a man (about my age 40+) who brought in a small dog.  The dog had gotten sick over night and was going downhill fast.  The man was explaining he only had $50 but could the vet please see the dog.   I have a great vet who would never let a sick dog walk out the door but it was obvious this man  was not able to afford this bill.  So, I ask the receptionist to add his bill to my bill.   As I drove home I realized that being able to give to someone without having to worry if I could really afford it  is what I have been striving for.  The important thing is the man’s dog is going to be fine.



  1. It can be tough to always write about financial. And you’re right… there is more to life. One commonality I have seen with bloggers who paid down their debt… they are to learning how to live life simply.

    Well, I am glad that you are staying on board with your broaden horizon of posts. 🙂

    And that was quite a gracious thing you did for that man. Vets can leave quite hefty charges. Its a good feeling to be able to help someone out and not have to worry about it. Too cool.

    Comment by Money Funk — April 7, 2009 @ 11:05 am

  2. Oh you are such a sweetheart for doing that at the vet. You are my kinda woman.

    Comment by cheryl — April 7, 2009 @ 11:41 am

  3. That was so nice of you! I have a good squishy feeling now. Thank you. I want to be able to help people in need when I’m out of debt. Love that!

    Comment by Movingonup! — April 7, 2009 @ 1:59 pm

  4. Oh, I missed your prior post. But congratulations on accomplishing (or being so close to accomplishing) this wonderful goal of eliminating your debts. Your broadened horizons will still be of great interest to others since life-after-debt is another adventure.

    Comment by shtinkykat — April 7, 2009 @ 8:59 pm

  5. That was so great of you. Our old vet used to be 3 retired vets working for fun and did alot of charity work. But then they sold to a rich vet who started making it not so great. She cut out taking checks, I see why with cancelled checks but still and quit helping those that need the vet the most. So we changed vets. But if I ever strike it rich, Im opening up a charity vet or paying vet bills for the needy at my vet.

    Comment by Brandy — April 13, 2009 @ 11:08 am

  6. What a kind and generous act. That’s a true “pay it forward”!

    Comment by SimplyForties — April 15, 2009 @ 11:19 pm

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