I don't know how it started. I finished university debt-free (by working and by living at my mother's) in 1993. For years I paid my credit card bills on time in full. And then I started spending and spending and spending and spending. And I got depressed about it ... so I spent more.
Now I owe $9058CDN to VISA. So I am seeking financial FREEDOM.
But it's not just about paying back VISA. I am just tired of the the SPEND money on STUFF culture. (cue the George Carlon routine *wry smile*) I need a change. I want to change. Somehow ,however, I have found the voluntary simplicity movement a bit wanting given the VSM market that has developed around it (here's a way to buy more stuff for next to nothing). It is also, to my mind, a bit condescending to those people who must live in poverty involuntarily.
Anyway, that article from the Oregonian was fascinating and I wonder if I could do it too...