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Jun 24, 2019

#200: Nine years ago, I had no idea that personal finance blogs existed.

Then, as I was flipping through an issue of Kiplinger magazine, I came across an article about a woman who paid off $70,000 in debt in 16 months.

Her name was Jaime, she lived in Maine, and she earned 3x her husband’s income. He made $30,000 per year; she made $100,000. They wanted to have a baby, and she wanted to stay at home for the first year, but their debt load made this impossible.

She aggressively went into debt-crushing-mode, working 70 hour weeks while 7 months pregnant in order to tackle their debt. She started a blog (and later a podcast), Eventual Millionaire, to track her journey and interview millionaires.

This article made me aware of the existence of personal finance blogs. I immediately thought, “I want one.”

The following year, I started my own site, Afford Anything. Like Eventual Millionaire, it later became a podcast, as well.

Today, we’re celebrating Episode 200 of the Afford Anything podcast. And so it feels fitting that the special guest for Episode 200 should be the woman whose story inspired the creation of this platform, Jaime Masters.  

For more information, visit the show notes at