Tag: Debt

How to Create a Debt Snowball

I wrote about the debt snowball 7 years ago to the day and thought it may be useful if we reposted it again as it was (and still remains) one of the most important systems I used to get rid of my debt. The debt snowball was made popular by Dave Ramsey and has many …

Read more

5 Little-Known College Scholarships

It’s graduation season and we’d like to offer a little assist to the high school graduates out there (as well as returning college students) who are looking to lower their tuition bills. With over $1.4 trillion(?!!) student loan debt out there – we’d love to help point to ways that students can access money that …

Read more

Being Efficient With the Small Things

Next weekend I’ll be running my sixth half marathon and my first one since hitting 40 years old. As I get older the miles feel harder and harder, but I continue to push on. I push on, because I know that if I stop and become sedentary, then it’ll be harder to gain back my …

Read more

Should I Repair an Old Car or Buy a New One?

This past week I started hearing some weird noises from my 12 year old van. Anytime I started my air conditioning unit it started making a sputtering noise. So, I took it into the repair shop that I regularly have all my maintenance done at. After getting it inspected they told me that the air …

Read more

Does Retirement Give You All The Peace You Desire?

These past few weeks I’ve been having a lot of pressure with my job! So much so, that I’ve been having to work extra hours and get my projects done ahead of schedule. I normally put a lot of pressure on myself to perform at a higher level, but just in the last few months …

Read more

Does Debt Freedom Scare You?

Today I applied a pretty big lump sum to my mortgage in my pursuit of freedom from debt. Yep. I got paid out for my vacation from leaving my previous job, and from the money we have made from doing AirBnB. It is really amazing how the Lord has blessed us as we’ve progressed in …

Read more

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 …

Read more