From Debt

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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Money Management Tips for College Freshmen

**The following article is a guest post from my college freshman brother, Ryan. He provides some great insight into how to manage your money on your own during your college years.** When I was ready to start my freshman year of college this year, there were so many things that I was worried about. Where …

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A Look Back at My Budget – 10 Years Ago

I thought it would be fun to take a look back at my simple budget 10 years ago this month and see what I was buying with my money and what type of income I was bringing in. Granted, I was less than a year into my “get-0ut-of-debt” journey, but I was well on my way …

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Six Reasons For Financial Accountability

When I was growing up I was directly impacted by a lot of my family members in the choices I made with my finances. In particular, I had one family member that always seemed to struggle with managing their bills and finances. Whenever we came over  to their house, the entire dining room table was …

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Don’t Borrow Against Your Future Self

When Rick and I were young and first married, we had a bit of a “que’ sera, sera” attitude about our finances.  There was stuff we wanted, like a house, cars, clothes and vacations.  When we didn’t have the cash to pay for these things, we would simply borrow for them. Our attitude was, “After …

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