I thought about Brutus when I bought a Counter-cruiser's Guide to Good Desserts--a cookbook from the local basset hound rescue. How's he doing these days? I bet I'm not the only one who would like to know how that rascal's health is these days.
You wrote this on a recent post: "On top of that I was about $20-30k in debt, was staring at a credit card bill I couldn't pay and was overdrawn at the bank to boot. Needless to say I was scared to death. I swore then that I would never, ever, ever, ever be broke and scared ever again. A lot has happened since then (that's the long story), but suffice it to say, that's the main reason I'm sitting on the $8k+ in the bank."
I want the long story. How'd you get out of debt so fast? My own finances are shaky at the moment, and I want to improve them. I'm working on it, but I'd love to hear how you did it.