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May 12, 2015
Budget Tips to Pursue Debt Free Living

Why Your Budget Doesn’t Work

A side benefit of being immersed in a world of personal finance bloggers is I see A LOT of good tips on everything. 7 ways to […]
May 8, 2015

Fear the Foreclosure and Create a Debt Free Stress Free Life

That’s exactly what the guest on this episode of the Midday Money Show podcast did to right her financial ship and pay off almost $80,000 in […]
May 7, 2015
Power of Community to pursue Debt Free Living

How the Power of Community Helps You Dump Debt

I’m more convinced than ever that working with a supportive community will positively impact your efforts to achieve debt freedom. That community may be as simple […]
April 30, 2015
Pursuing Debt Free Living for Financial Peace

How to Persevere, Win With Money, and Find Financial Peace

In the beginning, I understood personal finances to mean paying your bills on time and ensuring there was enough money in the account to cover checks. […]
April 27, 2015

Master Your Money Recap

I had the pleasure of working with a phenomenal group of personal finance bloggers to present a two-part webinar for Money Smart Week. Money Smart Week […]
April 24, 2015
Avoid Food Waste to Pursue Debt Free Living

5 Ways to Avoid Food Waste and Reclaim $1500

A new documentary caught my attention as documentaries generally do. We’re throwing money away. This time via food waste. I’ll admit it. I have that problem […]
April 20, 2015

Ease the Pain of Infertility on Your Heart and Wallet

National Infertility Awareness Week runs April 19-25. The week is sponsored by RESOLVE, a reproductive health advocacy organization. Visit their website to find a list of […]
April 20, 2015

Make Your Financial Plans Soar

Did you know there was a National Institute on Retirement? Me neither. Apparently, they study these things. Thankfully so, because Americans are not doing so hot […]
April 15, 2015
Debt Free Living - Frugal Fitness

5 Frugal Fitness Options

Losing weight and dumping debt have similar features. Both can lead to a more fruitful future.   Both can leave you feeling lighter.     Both can […]
April 12, 2015
Money Smart Week for Debt Free Living

Master Your Money – FREE Webinar

Saving for college? Preparing for retirement? Repairing your credit? Just wish you were better at managing your money? Sign up today for one of many financial […]
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
Pay of Student Loans for Debt Free Living

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
Debt Free Living - Car Lease Debate

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
Debt Free Living - Birthdays

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
Debt Free Living - Car Options

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
Debt Free Living

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
Debt Free Living

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
Debt Free Living

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
Credit Score to Pursue Debt Free Living

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
Debt Free Living Relationships

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
Budget Friendly Debt Free Living

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
Avoid Timeshares to pursue Debt Free Living

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
Worst Advice - Debt Free Living

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
Bad Debt Negotiate - Debt Free Living

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 […]