Sonja Wieck

A Denver area triathlete enjoying every day of swim bike run. Mom to Annie, wife to Troy, and guide to a few brave athletes, I'm always in search of the next adventure.

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  1. mike says:

    good stuff here Sonja!

    It’s fun to see what happens to people when they set up their life for success.

    nice work and thanks for sharing!

  2. Veronica B. says:

    I was wondering why you’ve been so quiet lately. I too tend to carry around “emotional scars” (for lack of a better term) for a long time. Good luck with the rest of the process and be sure to post pictures once you’ve settled in.

  3. idropboys says:

    nice recap! so good to read of real people and their stories, lessons and figuring out how to live life. good luck with the new house. totally appreciate the approach to spending money…our front yard is the least landscaped in the hood but we go to kona for a week in october, australia every other year and other cool spots to race or just have fun! good luck

  4. Megan says:

    Yahooo!!! The story of your first house and debt-ness is scary to me, because student loans are on the brink. I need to get out of debt, seriously. I started using which is encouraging me pay down my credit cards in highest-interest-rate-first mode, and I’ve chopped up two already. I can’t even imagine having a kid right now in the financial state I am in, let alone paying a mortgage and maintaining a house. Money is one of those things that really does create this weird aura of stress and anxiety, even though you can say over and over again that “money doesn’t matter”- it really does.

    Anyway, KUDOS to you three, and good luck with the closing and move. When will you be moving?

  5. Colleen says:

    Congrats on the new house! It sounds perfect to be right by the school and so close to those other cool places! I love being close to my kid’s school so we can ride bikes or walk. I love your attitude about your house too. We have an old house that’s not really small, but small compaired to the houses people build these days that are just ridiculous! I’d much rather have a smaller/older home and be able to travel! Of course we can’t do that either right now because of too much credit card dept. Maybe I’ll have to get those books you mentioned.

  6. jane says:


    You two are killing it! My fellow kool-aid drinkers:)

    I NEVER would have bought my house the way I did if I had known Dave first. Once I started the program I learned. So you paid a little stupid tax; so did I, but we learned from it and will never go there again!

    This is Great stuff Sonja! I hope all the people that read your blog will really take a look at Dave’s mojo. Living Debt free and on CASH creates a whole new feeling of security in life. Great job and I hope the inspection is perfect and you’re home owners again! (errr on a 15yr note, of course :)

  7. Renee says:

    You and Troy sound like Dave and I in the way we live, kinda, sorta. Dave and I are struggling right now about our too big house, is the school Makenzie is going to the right one, etc, etc. You are an inspiration, Dave and I do a lot right, but we have some room for improvement. It’s weird how it all changes when you have a kid and everyone’s future to think about….

  8. Laura says:

    love this. can’t wait to see photos of it!!! :) Congrats on doing it ‘right’. :) have fun!

  9. Mandy says:

    I also followed the David Ramsey total money makeover and was rid of my debt in a short time. It works. I kept my credit card but only use it for emergency purposes, but not having debt is a huge relief to me.

    Congrats on the new house, and best of luck.

  10. Laura says:

    Congrats!!! This new season will be exciting for you and I’m sure full of new adventures.

  11. Jason says:

    Awesome story! Your family has done what many believe is impossible. Thank you so much for sharing – insane sanity.

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