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April 25, 2016
Improve Your Credit Score

6 Tips to Help Improve Your Credit Score

There are several steps you can take to improve your credit score. Please keep in mind that a credit score is only a number. If you […]
April 24, 2016
Student Loan Debt

$47,000 in Student Loan Debt Paid Off – This Dreamer is Free

Amanda Paige caught my eye with this tweet celebrating her freedom from student loan debt.   With $1.62 back in her pocket, Amanda has realized a […]
April 20, 2016
Simple Ways to Save More Money

Save More Money with 6 Small Changes

Dumping debt takes a sacrifice that can sometimes be uncomfortable. Let’s face it. Even though we know living debt free is a better choice, the hard […]
April 16, 2016
Buying Your First Home

Avoid These Money Pitfalls When Buying Your First Home

Are you in the process of buying your first home? Many people approach the decision like Jon White. He winged it. Winging it ended up costing […]
April 11, 2016
Coupon Savings Tips

Coupon Savings Tips with Extreme Coupon Experts

This is an oldie, but goodie. Popular guests from TLC’s Extreme Couponing – The Double Saving Divas –  shared their coupon savings tips. These identical twins […]
April 5, 2016

Freelance Update – How I Made an Extra $1000 Part-Time

March was a productive month. A little hectic, but productive. You may have noticed the new site design. I’ve been plugging  away, trying to fix snags. […]
April 1, 2016
Before You Start Investing

3 Things To Do Before You Start Investing

You’re working hard. Maybe you’ve been head down and focused on snowballing your debt. It’s time to plant seeds. While you may not be ready to […]
March 31, 2016

Mom Hacks: How to Save Money on Clothes

                  Keeping your family’s wardrobe in tact can add up quickly. Americans spend an average of $1,700 each […]
March 25, 2016
Make Extra Money

Make Extra Money on the Side with Freelance Work

Paying off debt is a noble goal. It can also be long term endeavor. Any program to pay off debt should begin with a careful examination […]
March 22, 2016
Grow Freelance Income

Grow Your Freelance Income By Managing Time Better

These days, blue-collar workers and professionals alike are starting home-based businesses like never before. Generating a reliable source of freelance income is a great way to […]
March 20, 2016
Choose Your Retirement

Choose Your Retirement with Emily Guy Birken

In the last week, I received two book recommendations from girlfriends on the topic of retirement.  I have a 2 and 4 year old. Do I […]
March 14, 2016
Filing Taxes

5 Ways Filing Taxes is More Complicated

The tax man cometh and before too long – filing taxes will need to be on your to-do list. This guest post points out areas of […]
March 13, 2016
Breadwinner moms smarter with money

How Breadwinner Moms Can Be Smarter with Money

Breadwinner moms are leading up 40% of households in the United States  – a trend that’s on the rise. Those are the latest numbers according to […]
March 9, 2016
Saving Money Tips

Why You Are Not Saving Money

I have a younger brother. He’s 17 years old and will be a senior in high school soon. We were recently talking about saving money and […]
March 3, 2016
Make Money in Real Estate

Make Money in Real Estate – Property Management Tips from the Reluctant Landlord

Are you a reluctant landlord? Are you renting out a house – or two – because the market was soft and selling would have been too […]
March 1, 2016
Find Best Deals Shopping Online

Tricks of the Trade – How to Get the Best Deals Online

So much of what we buy is on the Internet nowadays. Big retailers like Amazon and small hobbyist sites alike offer huge varieties of items and […]
February 25, 2016

Kick Off a New Start for Your Debt Free Goals

While I may have missed the New Year energy, I still think a fresh new Kick Off or Restart to your debt free journey is always […]
January 21, 2016
Say No and Stay Friends - Simplify Life

How to Say No and Stay Friends – Simplifying Commitments

Elle Martinez is a wife, mom, and founder of Couple Money who is looking to make 2016 her best year ever. Join in on the fun […]
January 7, 2016
Survive and Thrive after Business Failure

How to Survive and Thrive After Failing at Business

Happy New Year #teamdebtfree. Failing businesses isn’t the sunniest topic to resume writing for the New Year. Not at first glance. However, sit tight. You’re about […]
December 28, 2015
Buying Your First Home

Home Sweet Home: What to Expect When Buying Your First House

Buying your first house is a rite of passage for many adults. The process of financing has changed significantly over the past few years, and even […]
December 8, 2015
Freelance Income Report - Earning Money

Freelance Follow Up – November Results

After attending a conference in September, I was bitten by the freelance bug. Freelancing entails offering your skills and/or services to another on an as-needed basis. […]
December 3, 2015
Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers

This is an example of when Facebook works well. Through Facebook, I network with (and contribute to) an amazing group through social media known as the […]
November 23, 2015
Save By Prepaying Mortgage

How to Save Long-Term by Prepaying Your Mortgage

This post was contributed by Jennifer Riner of Zillow.com Freeing yourself from the confines of a mortgage isn’t just emotionally rewarding – it’s financially savvy, too. […]
November 19, 2015
Love Affair With Debt

Is Debt a Third Person in Your Relationship?

Forget about compatibility perfection in your relationship when your spouse secretly admires ‘debt’. Has your life turned into a regular battleground when money enters the conversation? […]
November 10, 2015
Impact of Student Debt on Homeownership

How Does Student Debt Affect Your Chances of Homeownership?

Knowledge is power for recent graduates with student debt. One common belief is that student debt prevents you from saving for a down payment or ruins […]
November 6, 2015

How to Leverage Milestones and Capture Victory Over Debt

 On this episode of the Midday Money Show, I want to chat, one-to-one. I’ve been doing a lot of interview shows. That’s great, but I wanted […]
November 3, 2015

Save Money and Get Cash Back from your Phone Service

I can be a creature of habit. Once I have systems or services setup, I rarely review them for savings. That’s not a good habit to […]
October 31, 2015
Credit History

What Stories Does Your Credit History Tell?

As a landlord, I enter into financial agreements with perfect strangers on a regular basis. I have to trust people with whom I have no previous […]
October 23, 2015
Should You Ever Pay For Private School

Should You Ever Pay for Primary School? Having the Public vs Private School Debate

Short answer – my perspective hasn’t changed in 3 years since we first raised this question – it depends. It depends on: The school options available […]
October 20, 2015
Never Fly Spirit

Why I Don’t Fly Spirit Airlines

Again I ask, Can We Take Frugal Too Far? This time, I’m regretting my decision to fly with Spirit Airlines. Spirit Airlines has actually been around […]