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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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5 Ways to Save Your Home From Foreclosure

Sean Bryant is the marketing manager for  Inzopa is a private network of homebuyers, owners, mortgage lenders and real estate agents. The mere thought of facing foreclosure on your home can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. The thought of having to leave a home that you have put a lot of money,

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Things to Keep in Mind When You Apply for a Credit Card

If you’ve decided the time has come to get a credit card then you may be wondering where to start. With so many lenders out there, each offering a wide selection of products, it’s best to educate yourself and narrow down your search slightly before making an application. Once you do have a better idea

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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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5 Reasons for Having a Large Sum of Cash

Recently, while I was reading over J$’s monthly updates on his net worth I noticed a category for a large cash hoard, which he calls “Monster Cash.” As any typical man, my jealousy immediately spiked, and I said to myself, “I want a large sum of cash too!” :) (sounds like my kids do when

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How to Get Started in Farming

Lots of big city folks are looking at alternative ways of living. One way is to completely sell the corporate 9 to 5 job with suburban home, and move the family to rural America (i.e. Iowa) to start your own farm! Sounds like a scene from a movie doesn’t it? A scene where the mom

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5 Tips for Borrowing Money From Family

When I began my first out-of-debt journey, I was blessed to have two family members offer to lend me money to help pay off my bills. It helped me in many different ways – but most notably, it provided an emotional lift that I needed at the time. Borrowing money from family is not a

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Canada Debt Relief Program

The holidays are over and along with some regrets about the amount of eating and drinking you did, you might also be a bit shocked when your next credit card bill comes. If you’re struggling with debt, the holidays are a really difficult time. No one wants to tell your friends and family that you

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Your Last Option: Filing for Bankruptcy

The decision to hire a bankruptcy attorney can be a difficult one to make. When your finances have reached a point where you can no longer manage the payments, filing bankruptcy is a possible solution.  The process may seem daunting but it doesn’t have to be. Knowing what to expect will reduce the stress involved

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