Tag: Debt

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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7 Potential Ways to Save Money as a Stay-at-home Mom

“Behind every good man is a better woman.” That is a saying I firmly believe after being married to my wife for 11 years now. After our first child was born in 2004 my wife and I decided to have my wife be a stay-at-home mom from that point on (or at least for one year). One …

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Financial Peace University Review

“If finances were all about math, then all mathematicians would be millionaires.” In 2015, I was hit with a realization: The reality that finances are more about behavior modification, then about numbers. It is more about suppressing wants and purging your life of debt (like a disease). When my wife and I entered the class, I had …

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10 Ways to Save Money on Fixed Expenses

The other day I had an interesting conversation with my eight year old son in the car about debt. He asked me, “Dad, why don’t you and mom have a lot of debt? Why do you think it’s bad?” I responded, “Well, Elijah, your mom and I don’t want to be a slave to the …

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Watching Your Dad Go Through Bankruptcy

On March 6, 2008, I received a call from my mom and dad that no one wants to receive. Charlie: “Hello” Mom and Dad: “Charlie, it’s mom and dad.” (mom’s got the phone, and I can tell something’s wrong) Charlie: “What’s wrong? What happened? Did Grandpa die?” (more silence on the far end). Mom: (mom …

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Why We’re Broke (And How to Fix It)

According to a new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, total debt reached a new peak of $12.96 trillion in 2017’s third quarter — $280 billion above the previous 2008 high (and we all know what transpired around that time, almost 10 years ago). And with that, credit card debt also went up another …

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How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck – Passive Income

In 2008 I read Robert G Allen’s “Multiple Streams of Income“, and it laid out a pretty descriptive picture of living paycheck to paycheck. Are you one of those people? Are you struggling just to make the minimum payments on your credit card? Are creditors calling you every day? Have you looked at creating a …

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6 Tips To Stay On Track With New Years Resolutions

Earlier this week I heard on the radio that 50% of people will have given up on their New Years Resolution in 3 weeks. It’s hard to believe that we start out the fresh New Year with great intentions, but fail to follow through. A lot of times we really need to follow through on some …

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Why I Got Out of Debt…Then Got Back in 2 Months Later

A 5 year goal was finally realized – walking into the bank with my wife and proudly signing the paperwork to pay off the remaining balance of the home mortgage. Years of my wife and I donating her paycheck to the cause, saying no to some of the finer things, and getting a little lucky …

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