Time To Get Back To Work

I am sitting here amidst all kinds of feelings – confusion, frustration, surprise, excitement – as I’ve just taken a peek through the entire Fight Back From Big Debt blog and realized how long it’s been since I last posted anything. About five years.

At first glance, that sounds like a ridiculously long time to let a blog sit and stew. But in reality, so much has happened in the last 1800 days. My husband of 19 years passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at Christmas time, 2012. I was left alone to forge a new path for myself, our five kids, while helping the thousands of people who called him friend grieve through a loss that left us all in shock. I suppose it’s no understatement to say that it’s been a really tough time for me.

But sitting here on the other side of tragedy, stronger and more confident than I’ve ever been, I’m ready to take things to the next level. There’s a plan for me, and there is no doubt in my mind that it involves helping all of you. There’s so much to do, so much to share, and I honestly can’t wait to get started.

Let’s join forces and create a life for ourselves that allows freedom to follow our dreams, reach our goals, and enjoy our passions, whatever and whomever they may be.

And thank you for your trust and loyalty all these years. It means the world to me.


(Those of you who may be confused at the name change, I actually made the change to using my middle name more than a dozen years ago. For ease of explanation, I continued to use my first name in any situation that coupled me with my husband. Since his passing, I have naturally lost all connection to my first name, and now only go by my second name, Alexandra. I did keep the Brown though. I like that one…)

Where To Start Learning About Money

Hi all,

I found this website today and really liked its straight-to-the-point casual style. Super easy to understand, as well as informative and helpful, I spent quite a bit of time there looking through a lot of the helpful ideas available in today’s and previous posts.

Today started with 5 Ways To Learn About Managing Your Money. Sometimes, a problem is bigger than it needs to be when you simply don’t know what to ask. Without a question, you can find yourself standing in front of someone with nothing but silence squeaking out of your mouth.

And even if you have a question, whom do you ask?

Again, you can’t just call 411 and start your pitch. The best you might get is a referral to credit counseling agency or a financial institution.

It’s nice to have options, and to know that someone else is out there asking the same questions you have. Take a few minutes and check out the site. You might be glad you did.


Help for PHSS – Post Holiday Stress Syndrome

And so end the festivities of yet another Christmas/Holiday season.

Happy New Year to all and best wishes for a stress-free and prosperous 2012!

Watch here for tips and ideas about how to minimize debt and maximize your efforts. As the bills start to trickle in from the last month, many of us will be faced with the reality of some over-spending.

Don’t fret – check back here at FightBackFromBigDebt.com for some timely and useful advice. You’re not alone. There is help. Been there, done that. More than once.

There is life after debt.