Tag: debt-free

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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How I Paid Off $100k in Debt

The following is an interview with Travis – a fellow personal finance blogger at Enemy of Debt and CareOne. He was kind enough to share his get-out-of-debt story with us as he nears the finish line next month. We hope his story will inspire you and encourage you to (if you have debt) start or …

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How Paying off Debt is Like Running a Marathon

I read a great post the other day over at The Broke and Beautiful Life.  I almost blew it off, as the title was “My First NYC Marathon: 2013”.  I spent a year or so as a runner, and although it was a great year of challenging myself, I got bored and burnt out quickly …

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What Debt Do I Pay Off First?

Today I would like to spend some time answering a reader. Nicole asks, “which debt should I pay off first?” This is a great question and one many of us struggle with as we start to dig ourselves out of debt and feel overwhelmed at the prospect. 

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Paying Off Debt One Cent at a Time

Our family is in the middle of a journey to rid ourselves of debt.  We started digging our way out of debt in January of this year, and we’ve got a ways to go before we accomplish our goal.  But we’ve already learned some important tips along the way. One of the reasons our family …

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13 Ways to Know You are a Dave Ramsey Follower

About three years ago, I had the pleasure of reading Dave Ramsey‘s book, The Total Money Makeover, and immediately was drawn to his philosophy and take on finances. Lately, over the last six months, I’ve been tuning my radio to Dave’s show everyday after work for my commute home and love it. In listening to …

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How to Get Started Reducing Debt

Are you sick and tired of being in debt? Do your debt payments have you feeling like it has its chain of weight around your neck? To the point where you can’t get out from under it? Well, if you were like me 10 years ago, you’d feel like you are a slave to your …

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What are you afraid of?

I truly believe that fear plays a large role in many of our lives as it pertains to money. Many are driven to make more and more money because they fear never having enough. While others fall deeper and deeper in debt because they are afraid of dealing with money.

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Bill: A 20-something who owns his money

From time to time, we’ll be interviewing folks who are “owning” their money. In other words, they have told their money where to go, instead of their money telling them where to go. Meet Bill. A 28-year old Product Manager for an industrial automation company, he lives with his wife and dog in Minneapolis, Minnesota. …

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