September 14, 2013

Scammed…Not me?

Hopefully you’ve never been financially hoodwinked, or any other way for that matter. When protecting yourself, going on offense is generally the best defense. An interesting […]
September 9, 2013

Handling Hard Core Sales Pitches

We’re dipping our toe in the kiddie modeling pond; just to check out the landscape of possibilities. After a complete stranger yelled from a passing car, […]
August 22, 2013

Why Debt Free

I’m a planner. I love to think about what I want/should be doing 6 months, a year, or even 5 years from now. As I’m enjoying […]
August 13, 2013

Creating Vacation Traditions

My family just returned from a quick trip to the nation’s capital. Hanging with family, taking in the monuments on the Mall, and filling our bellies […]
August 6, 2013

To Lease or Not To Lease

The car industry has convinced many people that we need to buy new every two.  Why?  Because they want our money.  The car industry has changed […]
July 17, 2013

Maintaining Focus on My Journey

The decision to eliminate debt was more of a process then magnificent epiphany.  I’ve shared our story before: we worked for 7 years to dump more […]
July 11, 2013

College Savings Fund Starter Kit

A little over a year ago, Carter – the boy child – arrived. Given that our oh-so-cute condo in the swanky, South Loop was short on […]
June 27, 2013

Jabez Challenge

I’ve been unplugged for the past week to evaluate my motivation.  Sometimes, mundane distractions really eat up time and work against productivity. In an effort to […]
June 4, 2013
Job Loss - Debt Free Living

10 Tips to Survive Income Loss

In the last few years, my family has endured several facets of income loss. By God’s grace, we’ve never missed a major payment or a meal. […]
May 28, 2013

Credit Score Tid Bit

This tid bit was shared via Aja Williams, friend of the Debt Free Divas. We like to pass good information along. Enjoy!   If you’ve ever […]
May 16, 2013

Recovering From ID Theft

We recently received a question via Facebook. I feel my personal information may have been compromised by a coworker this week. Do you have any recommendations, […]
May 6, 2013

Loosing Weight vs. Debt

The comparison between losing weight and dumping debt has intrigued the Divas for some time. As we continue to help people work towards debt freedom and […]
May 3, 2013

Honored to be a Debt Hero

Not one to toot my own horn generally, I am honored to have others toot it for me. Our fabulous Facebook community helped the Debt Free […]
April 30, 2013

The Divas on TV

The Debt Free Divas had a little publicity excitement. We were interviewed by the great folks of Good Day Chicago (local Fox channel 32) for a […]
April 25, 2013

Shop Your Closet – Back to Basics

The Shop Your Closet challenge has reached the final week. To round out your challenge, we’d like you to focus on the basics. You have organized […]
April 25, 2013

5 Reasons to Give Yourself a Raise

We’ve finished our new book, Give Yourself a Raise in 21 Days. This book was written to help readers keep more of their hard eared money. […]
April 16, 2013

Building a Budget Friendly Wardrobe

Guest post by Molly Cantrell-Kraig; founder of Women With Drive Foundation I’m going to let you in on a little secret: probably 85% of my wardrobe […]
April 9, 2013

Money Smart Week 2013

Once again, the Debt Free Divas have partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank to host events for Money Smart Week. This week offers a plethora of […]
April 4, 2013

Shop Your Closet Challenge

I am loving the monthly challenges. Hopefully they are helping you focus and build useful skills needed to slay your debt dragon. Last month, we worked […]
March 28, 2013

Budget Challenge Finish Line

Do you dream of being debt free? Coach Jeff of the Debt Free Squad brings the motivational heat with this final video. This is the final […]
March 22, 2013

Enslaved by Lifestyle Inflation

Inflation is defined as: A general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money. Basically, it takes more money to purchase the same […]
March 20, 2013

Build Your Budget

Week 3 of the 30 Day Budget Challenge is upon us. This week, the Debt Free Squad’s video walks us through setting up a detailed budget […]
March 14, 2013

Play Cashflow 101 Online Free

One of my favorite games, Cashflow, is available to play online. It’s also FREE! Cashflow was created by Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad. […]
March 12, 2013

Budget Challenge – Week 2

This week will begin the nuts and bolts of putting together the monthly budget. This step-by-step process is designed to help you ease into budgeting. If […]
March 8, 2013

Budget Basics

We’ve been discussing budget basics this week. Budgeting can be an exciting topic. Two members of the Debt Free Divas’ family chimed in to add their […]
March 4, 2013

Budget Challenge – Week 1

What do cookies and budgeting have in common? Jeff Ehrlich of The Debt Free Squad breaks down the basics of budgeting using everyone’s favorite sweet treats! […]
March 2, 2013

No Buy Challenge Thoughts

February is the shortest month. It’s also the month we chose to exercise the No Buy Month Challenge. A spending fast if you will. The idea […]
February 28, 2013

30 Day Budget Challenge

We’ve said it before. We’ll surely say it again. Operating, consistently, on a budget is the best way to find a raise without an extra job. […]
February 27, 2013

Declare Economic Emancipation

2013 marks the 150th year since President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Interestingly enough, the document did not outlaw slavery. We have the thirteenth amendment to […]
February 19, 2013

Old School Remedies to the Rescue

After two weeks of what started as scratch-like marks that morphed into burn-like scars; we took WonderBoy in for a pediatric evaluation. Turns out he has […]