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April 7, 2015

How to be Down When You’re Un-Frugal

The universe overflowth abundantly with websites devoted to unlocking your frugal inner diva (or dude). Frugal food sites. Frugal fashions. Frugal fix-it up for anything – […]
April 3, 2015
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Dance Off $103,000 of Student Loan Debt

Let’s be clear. Tim Otis and his wife didn’t dance the debt away. They buckled down, got serious, and worked their keisters off to dump $103,000 […]
April 2, 2015

The Best Debt Dumping Approach

The proverbial fence sitter is back folks! I’m doing a little research for my upcoming book (yes, you are the first to hear it straight from […]
March 31, 2015

Avoid For-Profit College Scams

For-profit colleges and programs are receiving a lot of bad press lately. For good reason. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has sued Corinthian Colleges for predatory […]
March 29, 2015

Students Declare a Debt Strike

This is an interesting turn of events. Former students of the for-profit Corinthian College system are going on strike and refusing to repay their student loans. […]
March 25, 2015
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Take the Gloves Off: Real Life Car Debate – Lease vs Buy

WonderMan finally gets his say. Yep. We made Midday Money Show history by allowing my wonderful hubby (thus his moniker) his time to express his side of […]
March 19, 2015
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Budget Friendly Baby Birthday Bashes

In the past few weeks, I’ve been on the pewee party circuit. Including mine, we’ve celebrated a 1, 2, and 3 year old birth fest in […]
March 16, 2015
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Buy vs Lease: The Debate Continues

At least at my house. Why is this still a topic of conversation? Because two rational, intelligent beings with the same ultimate goal can view a […]
March 13, 2015
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Do That One Thing

Can you relate? You’ve been on a roll, making good – no scratch that – GREAT progress toward goals and then it happens. Something interrupts your […]
March 5, 2015
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Love Yourself Not Your Lacefront – Brass Knuckle Finance

Is low self esteem expensive? Jarim Person-Lynn is challenging us to look in the mirror and question our motives and behaviors as it relates to personal […]
March 3, 2015
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Single Mom Dumps $130,000 in Debt

Dumping debt can be a challenge for all family structures. The single parent household is a growing trend with 25% of American households being headed by […]
February 23, 2015
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Credit Score Importance While Pursuing a Debt Free Lifestyle

The FICO (or credit) score is a measure of how you manage credit – or debt. A FICO score is a three digit number created via […]
February 22, 2015

Divas Around Town + Travel Tips

This month, we’ve been participating in the No-Buy Month challenge in conjunction with the Savvy Brown blog. Taking a financial fast from spending while focusing on […]
February 19, 2015
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The Cost of Romance with LaTisha D Styles @ Young Adult Finances

Love is still in the air. As such, revisiting a popular series seemed appropriate. The Cost of Romance looked at how relationships and personal finances intertwined. […]
February 17, 2015
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6 Budget Friendly Winter Fun Tips @ Graceful Little Honey Bee

It is 18 degrees outside today. That’s downright unreasonable! The cold has a tendency to drive us inside for 3 to 4 months of the year. […]
February 16, 2015
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My Tango with a Timeshare Continues

I wrote this post a few years ago and finally found it! In response to a Facebook question about The 5 Worst Financial Tips I’ve Followed […]
February 11, 2015
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The 5 Worst Financial Tips I’ve Followed (So Far)

I don’t believe any of the advice given was done out of ill will. People mean well. Sure they do. However, when we know better – […]
February 10, 2015
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Negotiate Away Bad Debt on Credit Reports

“[W]hat do you do to eliminate debt that went into collection years ago?” This was a recent question on Facebook about addressing a past debt on […]
February 5, 2015

Keeping Valentine’s Day Frugal and Fabulous

Short answer … of course you can. How you celebrate, if your status is single, is an interesting question. We tackled this and other topics with […]
February 3, 2015

5 Ways Couples Commit Financial Infidelity on BMWK

80% of marriages dissolve due to money fights and/or related troubles. Obtaining financial peace within your relationship should be a priority. Clear communication and integrity within […]
January 31, 2015

Conquering 6 Figure Debt

The New Year New You 2015 series was designed to immerse you in a month’s worth of stories all about dumping debt.  Eliminating debt can be […]
January 30, 2015
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Get Uncomfortable to be Debt Free

Jessi Fearon has been actively working to dump debt since early 2013. She’s started the popular blog, The Budget Mama, to help share her real life […]
January 29, 2015

Debt Free to Follow Your Dreams

Tracey and Wendell McFadden first shared their in-progress debt story in 2012. After accepting a challenge to pay off all of their credit cards before the […]
January 28, 2015

Shoot for a Debt Free Home

Kim Anderson and her family have the pleasure of waking up every morning in a debt free home. They truly owe no man anything…but the debt […]
January 27, 2015

Liberated From Credit Cards

April Mims is debt free and enjoying exactly how liberating the experience has been. For today’s New Year New You 2015, she’s challenging the notion that […]
January 23, 2015

Sacrificing for Debt Freedom’s Sake

Kara Robinson and her husband added the total debt – $138,000. “That’s a house!” as Kara put it. We make choices in our youth that have […]
January 23, 2015

Student Loan Hindsight

Angela Melpolder is in her late 20’s and having to weigh life decisions against managing a fairly large student debt load. She offers a transparent glimpse […]
January 22, 2015

Retire Debt Free

Annette Ramsey (no relation to Uncle Dave – as far as we can tell) is working on a goal familiar to many. She’s dumping debt in […]
January 20, 2015
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Saying “I Do” to Debt

Talaat and Tai McNeely of His and Her Money have a great communication skills now after 8 years of marriage. However, the smoothness was a little […]
January 20, 2015
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Good vs Bad Debt Debate – It Begins

Trea Branch (of treastwocents.com) is kicking butt and taking names – as far as her student loan debt is concerned. Like many of us, Trea graduated […]