Tagged Debt

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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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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Debt Shame

The shame crept up on me at the strangest of times. Opportunity Knocks It happened as I was walking out of a session at the most recent Financial Bloggers Conference (Fincon), a place where dozens of people had gathered who had stories very similar to my own.  You see, my wife and I had recently …

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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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