Hello and welcome to our personal finance and lifestyle blog! We are the Common Sense Couple, Matthew & Jacynda.
We currently live in northern Virginia, (though that is a new transition and you can read about our move here.) Matthew grew up in Colorful Colorado and I am originally from the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We met in Colorado in early 2014, were married in 2015, and have been living a life of extreme frugality while we pay off $94,000 in student loans! As you peruse our blog, you will see our progress in that nasty debt payoff. Our goal is to be done by Fall 2017 or sooner!
The purpose of this blog is to get back to the roots of living with common sense. I blog about how to live Simply, Smart, and Well. The world’s answer to many of our problems is ineffective. My goal is to challenge conventional thinking and get back to living simply and healthy.
I plan to do that by showing you how desperately in debt we are and the things we are willing to do to escape the bondage of debt. As we explore creative, out-of-the-box solutions to living frugally we will show you how willing we are to sacrifice comfort for the sake of financial freedom.
If you are as desperate as we are, take hope and encouragement that you aren’t the only one out there! We will do this thing together!.
I hope that you’ll join us in this journey of ours!