So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish

Hello all. This is my final post for a while. I’m taking some time off. It’s been a very busy first quarter and it’s time to do some reassessing about life, the universe and everything.

There’s lots of info on this site and I’m past wanting to regurgitate what I’ve already said a dozen times. After blogging for eight years, five days a week — that’s over 2000 blogs, never mind all the questions answered and articles written — I’ve said it and said it again. If you want to hunt it out for free it’s here, somewhere, on this site. I have search functions on both the site and the blog that will help you find what you want.

If you want the information laid out in a systematic way so you can implement it 1, 2, 3, it’s in one of my books. Just find the right one, read it and then DO IT! It’s not enough to know, folks. To have a different outcome you have to DO something different.

I’m off to spend more time in my garden, painting, writing my kids’ fiction, and travelling with my children while they still want to hang out with me. I’ll still answer some of your questions — the ones that I haven’t yet answered or that strike me particularly interesting. And I might post them on the site from time to time.

I’m going to leave up for as long as I can but someone has been trying to hack both this site and the MMMC site, and as soon as they’re successful, all of it will come down. I have no desire to spend loads of effort/money defending these sites.

It’s been a blast. I hope you’ve learned what you need to make your life just the way you want it to be.


141 Responses to “So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish”

  1. You are really a true inspiring character for all bloggers, OMG 2000 articles it might be some kind of record. Good luck, keep inspiring!

  2. I want to thank you for sharing your expertise. I have had a massive drop in income (due to health issues and inability to work) and while I have luckily managed to stay on top of bills, by going through the site and watching your shows, I have learnt so much. I have been working at bringing my bf on board so that when he moves in, we will be on the same page and working toward the same goals. We have had some difficult conversations about money and our debt which I know wouldn’t have gone as well as they did had it been not for your approaches. I really hope that the site is up for a long, long time because I love it as a refresher and know that there are many people on the interwebs looking for the insight and information that you have to offer. with gratitude. y

  3. Thanks for the books, the blog and the website.

  4. avatar Joe in the Mojave Desrt Says:
    September 29, 2016 at 12:00 am


    Thank you for speaking truth noble warrior. I pray you are happy in your new endeavors. I look forward to your tidbits now and then. We need them here in the desert too.

    Best thoughts and prayers to you always,

    Mojave Desert Joe

  5. I miss your blog posts and your shows. Hope you enjoy your time off.

  6. Oiy-veh.

    Still nothin’.

    …miss you.

  7. Your ability to balance common sense with the emotions of the topic will be missed.
    All the very best in pursuing your many other gifts and talents.


  8. Wow. You are one amazing woman and you’re doing what we all should do as financially independent households: pursuing our passions on our terms, whatever they may be at the time.

    Your dedication to punt financial services sponsors in order to stay true to your message is a breath of fresh air. Truly inspiring.

    Thank you for all you’ve done, all you are doing, and for everything you will do in the future.

  9. avatar Jessica Hallmen Says:
    December 8, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    You are my financial rock! Thank you for taking your time and creating these resources so that people like me can keep returning for amazing, truthful and helpful information. It’s always relevant and exactly what im looking for.

    I hope you enjoy your time away.

  10. avatar Mike mccarthy Says:
    January 21, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Hi Gail,
    I want to say that you are absolutely fabulous. I watch your wonderful show every week. Your special wedding show was really something.

    Mine McCarthy

  11. avatar Mike mccarthy Says:
    January 21, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Hi Gail,
    I want to say that you are absolutely fabulous. I watch your wonderful show every week. Your special wedding show was really something. Keep up the great job.

    Mine McCarthy

  12. avatar Lisa young Says:
    January 22, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Thank you for all you do to help! I love your shows and how you help so many people! I have my own guru and in April I’ll be out of debt and I am a recovering money moron but have a savings now and paying bills on time and living on cash and living and living life and your shows help me see things clearly! Love lisa

  13. avatar Lucy Right Says:
    January 27, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Gail I PVR so I can watch you shows everyday–sort of addicted. I can record 4 shows a day. How many did you do?

    I am now reading your, “Money Rules” book. There are facts in the book that I have not read anywhere else and explained so well like what makes up your credit score.The higher the score the more of a sucker you are to pay interest charges.

    You are tired of repeating common sense which is so lacking but we never want to stop hearing it from you. Your no bull attitude I am sure has gotten you into trouble at times but is appreciated. People have to hear the truth that they are a money moron. Sugar coating it does not them a wake up call.

    Sorry your site may come down because of bad people trying to hack it.

    Missing you. Drop in some time to kick butt!

  14. avatar Richard Sparks Says:
    February 4, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Gail, just checked back (I had your blog in my reader) to see what you’re up to (if you’d updated). I worked in Edmonton (didn’t live there, but was conductor of Pro Coro Canada from 1999-2011) so got started watching your show then.

    You’ve done some great things for all of us!

    Just to say, I hope you’re doing all the things you mentioned in your last blog post and that you’re enjoying life to the fullest! You deserve it!

    All best! While I’d love to see you pop up again, on TV or the blog, I’ll also be happy if you’re having a great time.


  15. Gail, thanks for leaving your blog up, and congratulations on keeping it up for so long! 2,000 posts is phenomenal! I’ve recently started a money-related blog some of your readers might be interested in (
    PS. Love the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy reference!

  16. Thanks for sharing, hope that you will have a good time with your family

  17. avatar Makkovik Says:
    March 30, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Hi Gail,
    It’s been almost a year… I hope you’re having a good retiremend. I miss you, though, so if you were to post an occasional blog on what you’re reading or a good recipe, I’d be happy to read! 🙂 Let us know if you have another (finance or otherwise-related) blog anywhere.
    In any case, wishing you all the best,
    A reader in Labrador

  18. avatar andre roy Says:
    April 7, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    So, I discover this one week after you quit?

    And two thumbs up for Douglas Adams!

  19. avatar andre roy Says:
    April 7, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    … and one year. Friday afternoons… what can you do? 🙂

  20. Thank you for all you do to help! I love your shows and how you help so many people! I’ll also be happy if you’re having a great time.

  21. It was great to follow you and I wish you great times.

  22. Thanks for the books, the blog and the website.

  23. So glad to see that someone I respect so much reads excellent fiction!

    It was such a pleasure meeting you and having the honour of being your MC throughout the seminar in Victoria, BC, all those years ago…

    Enjoy your travels!

  24. avatar Jonathan Bryant Says:
    May 4, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Hi Gail, as a highly concerned Canadian voter, I see the spending habits of the Trudeau Government and what the economist are saying about our future for our country not being so good. Have y ever though of giving the trust fund PM a brutal and blunt look at reality consider this countries finances. Canadians of this and future generation would greatly thank you.

  25. avatar Makkovik Says:
    May 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Hi Gail,
    Can’t help thinking of you, every time CBC has an article about the banks pressuring people into products that don’t serve them well. You have said many times to remember that banks are salespeople…
    Wish you would come back from time to time, just to say hi to your loyal fans… 🙂

  26. avatar Gregory Baker Says:
    May 20, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Hi Gail – Am dealing with problems in my brother’s step family – a couple with 2 kids who are in general clueless about finance but one of whom is working to repay her mother who has in the past been an enabler. The other blames the mother for enabling – sigh. He also has some mental health issues – he is being medicated but not actually seeing someone regularly. We believe those mental health issues are at the crux of him not dealing with the problem and of course, like all mental health issues, they are hard to get out in the open. Did any of your shows or experiences give you insight into how to deal with a couple in trouble where one has mental health challenges. I am looking to an intervention but an wary of it going wrong.n Any directions at all appreciated. A

  27. If only every education system in the world required a class where they had to read your blog/web site and watch your show, “Till Debt do Us Part”. Advertisers have people believing that you can save money by buying products. Unfortunately there are a lot of stupid people in this world who have no common “cents”.

  28. (Heavy sigh…)

    Still mourning the loss of this blog.

    It’s about the money.
    It’s about the heart.
    It’s about the relational flavor you bring with you.

    The loss of connecting with you is enormous.

  29. Gail you would have been so proud of me this month. I got my monthly paycheck, paid all my bills up to date, bought all my needs for the month, set aside money for entertainment.some into savings with a little left over to do some shopping. I have an addiction to designer purses, and when I went out with my boyfriend Saturday morning I saw that my complex was having garage sales, I stopped by my one neighbors house and found three designer and one name j didnt recognize for purses and got them at a fraction of what they would have been retail. Then my neighbor asked me if I like coach because she had a box of vintage coach purses that she didnt think anyone in the neighborhood would appreciate and I said yes so she asked me to come back the next morning. When I got up Sunday morning I went over there and found a bag I was in love with and gladly paid $30 for and then went back inside to look it up online, $1500 bag for $30!!!

  30. I lucked out and saw Til Debt Us Do Part on our local PBS at four in the morning totally by accident. I’m hooked! Wrote up a budget for the first time in my life that I can understand and stocked the money jars. I have zero debt and a good savings account, live on a fixed income that was greatly reduced since the death of my husband last year but it’s adequate for my low key lifestyle. My problem is….spending money. I’m so afraid of not having the savings account that I’m scared to death to fix up the house and replace my ancient car with a good used one. This is probably the most bizarre question but how much do I dip into my savings account for home repair/renovation? I fear I’m turning into one of those people that end up in the news when they die for living like a pauper with money stuffed in the mattress. P.S. High School Personal Finance classes are showing Til Debt Us Do Part in the U.S.!

  31. So glad to see that someone I respect so much reads excellent fiction!

    It was such a pleasure meeting you and having the honour of being your MC throughout the seminar in Victoria, BC, all those years ago…

    Enjoy your travels!

  32. Congratulations on keeping it up for so long!

  33. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles.I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently.I am quite sure I’ll learn a lot of new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

  34. avatar Mary Yellen Says:
    October 2, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Dear Gail,
    For many years I’ve been saying I want to be a motivational speaker &/or an individual that coaches people with credit – how to get out of debt, how to obtain credit, how to handle the creditors when times are tough – an educator.
    I want to be YOU….any thoughts?

  35. It was such a pleasure meeting you and having the honour of being your MC throughout the seminar in Victoria, BC, all those years ago…

  36. Yes, the article I was looking for. Your article gives me another approach on the subject. I hope to read more articles from you.

  37. Wow, its just awesome to have 2000 articles which i really jealous about. the way you explains is great i would say.
    Thank you

  38. avatar Jo Ann, Brampton, Ontario Says:
    December 9, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Gail
    Thanks for all your information. it sure helped me to turn around my 16 year old daughter. it would be interesting to see how the people you helped are doing today. All the Best.

  39. avatar Maria Carin Says:
    December 21, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Hi Gail,

    Looked for you to reach out before I drown! I built businesses and employed people but after it was sold and my mum died I fell apart now find myself struggling and looking for a debt repair company but don’t know which one is above board and will actually help without signing me up for all kinds of things!

    I’m really happy your taking time off to recharge!

  40. Gail,

    This month I became debt free for the first time since I got a credit card when I went off to college. I’m 42. I tell all my fiends it’s thanks to reading your book about 4 years ago. Thank you! In the coming year I will likely start reading your other books so I can begin investing. Just wanted you to stop in and say thank you so much and the future is looking bright. I never knew how much stress debt equates too until I paid that final penny off.


  41. I love fish like you. So say thanks.

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