The Great Pasta Surplus of 2010

How to have fun while getting out of debt

Wife and I were four months into Baby Step 2 — pay off your debts smallest to largest. We are fiercely competitive about ridiculous things — on the same team against the obstacle, of course. Finances were especially competitive. In January of 2010, we turned our attention to the cost of food.


So, when we saw pasta was on sale for fifty cents a box, it was obvious we needed to get thirty boxes.

Yes, thirty. For a staggering fifteen dollars.

The pasta was just one of the many ways we made getting out of debt fun. Not to mention a marriage-strengthening exercise.