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Here I am, here you are

Ms. Fibidie takes no delight in her current situation.

And that’s about enough of referring to myself in 3rd person.

I take no delight in my current situation. I DO take delight in having a problem to solve. If I was a cynical person I might even suspect I got myself into this pickle because I needed a good problem to solve. It’s just so damned juicy and irresistible. Still, there are easier ways to test one’s mettle than by completely fucking up one’s prospects for the future.

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Where do I even START?

I am a 47 year-old woman who has saved $60,000. That is nothing to sneeze at given the savings rate of the average American, but deep down inside I am ashamed. Given a 20-year career in technology and a well above-average salary, $60,000 isn’t much to show for all of my hard work. I don’t even own a home. On top of that, I have about $60k in debt.

And so I ask, in more ways than one, where do I even start?

You could say I’m a late bloomer and you’d be right. “Dumbass” might be a bit more appropriate though given all the cash I’ve squandered over the years. That’s fair. I’ll own it.

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