From Debt

What To Do About Unexpected Car Expenses?

As the Christmas season moves in, like a thief in the night (not really but it sounds cool), it puts pressure on our budget. To mount even more on top of the holiday season, we are having problems with our car. Doh!!! Ya we have 140,000 miles on our 2005 Honda Odyssey and we have …

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Mortgage Payoff and The Road to Debt Freedom- Update #2

In July 2013, I gave an update to our readers on where our family was at in our road to financial freedom. At the time we owed $100k on our mortgage, and were on the final 6.2 miles of our marathon debt pay down journey. Today, as I sit here and write this I’m proud …

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Now Hiring! – The Effects on 2015 Finances

Lately, I’ve been noticing signs posted everywhere with employers looking for employees. Every corner I turn I see them at fast food, department stores, repair jobs, and the like. Doesn’t it seem like suddenly there is a shortage of employees everywhere? Am I the only one that has noticed this or is there only a …

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The Bank Can’t Foreclose On You If You Don’t Have Debt

This article became a real life realization to me in 2008 when my Dad announced to our family that the bank was foreclosing on his 10,000 head pig operation and 500 acre farming operation. Like I’ve blogged before, this event had rippling affects on our family. In March, of that year, we all thought it would …

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How the Road to Debt Freedom is Filled With Boring Decisions

In 2007, after reading Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover, my wife and I decided to start putting our family on the road to freedom from debt. We want to live an extra-ordinary life. We wanted to live like no one else, so we could later live like no one else. Que the radio show intro! …

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When Does It Makes Sense to Stop Paying Off Debt?

Throughout the last five years our family has aggressively sought to pay off all our debt. Currently all we have left is our home mortgage, and we have hope that the finish line is soon approaching. However, we have to take a pause (or slow down) on our road to financial freedom. You see we …

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy Gold Bullion?

This blog post was written as part of my collaboration with eBay. All opinions expressed are our own. As 2014 comes to a close our American financial house in disarray with $17.956 trillion debt, and each tax payer owing $153,000 it’s no wonder why people are starting to look at investing in gold! Hit shows like …

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3 Worthwhile Benefits to Paying Off Debt

This past week I wrote out the final check that would pay off our vehicle in full. I breathed a sigh of relief and felt as though another weight had been lifted. I tried to savor the moment. And although the amount was sizable, it was actually fun writing that check that would buy our …

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