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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
Say I Do to Debt

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
Good Debt

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 […]
January 16, 2015

Abundant Life After Bankruptcy

My buddy Craig Fossett of Fossett Financial pulled the curtains back on a particularly painful experience that millions of people face each year: bankruptcy. Bankruptcy can […]
January 14, 2015
Attack Debt

Same Team – Attack Debt, Not Your Spouse

Elle Martinez of Couple Money is in the midst of major life transitions. She’s expecting her second bundle of joy and accelerating debt repayment intensity to […]
January 13, 2015
American Flag

Serve Your Country Not Debt

United States military families face unique challenges as it relates to pursuing debt freedom and a firm financial future. I’m a former military brat (my dad […]
January 12, 2015
Debt Free Journey

A Journey of 1000 Miles

We know this saying…it begins with one step. That’s exactly what Terria Lewis is doing as she consented to share her story for the New Year […]
January 9, 2015

Creative Twist on Debt Freedom Revisited

Aja McClanahan was a guest on the Midday Money Show in 2014, shortly after she and her husband, Kelvin, paid off their final debt and celebrated […]
January 7, 2015

Facing Down Debt Fears

Brittany Williams is a 20-something, recent-ish graduate school grad facing new frontiers in life. She’s getting married soon!!!!! Yay! She’s also facing a $55,000 student loan […]
January 6, 2015
Debt Myth Bubble

Popping the Debt Myth Bubble

Jackie Beck and her husband are completely debt free – mortgage and all. While she was dumping debt, she gained inspiration from reading the success stories […]
January 5, 2015

Knocking on Debt Freedom’s Door

Rachel Gause is a bit of a cause celeb around these parts. She’s received a lot of well deserved attention as she nears the end of […]
January 4, 2015

New Year New You 2015

We like to begin the year with a New Year New You project. In the past we’ve done Give Yourself a Raise in 21 Days. 21 […]
January 1, 2015

Enjoying Life While Dumping Debt

In 2005, I was introduced to Dave Ramsey through his book, “The Total Money Makeover” while visiting my mother in Detroit. She was attending a work […]
December 31, 2014

Running a Fabulous Finance Committee Meeting

I can’t believe we’ve never defined a Finance Committee Meeting!!! What is it? Only the quintessential step in organizing your debt free journey. Or, at least […]
December 29, 2014
One Thing to Focus On in 2015

One Thing in 2015

As a self-described lover of lists, the first of the year is generally my time to shine. I love making lists; and checking them twice; planning […]
December 27, 2014

Simplify Strategically and Stress Less this Season

Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! That’s the sound of my Christmas holiday. It was (and remains to be) very relaxing and a great opportunity to recharge. I’ve been intentional over […]
December 23, 2014

3 T’s for Alternative Gift Giving

As the hustle and bustle of gift giving winds down for 2014, I want to share an absolutely fabulous alternative to gift giving inspired by one […]
December 19, 2014

Financially Savvy Saturdays #69

Welcome to Financially Savvy Saturdays, the savviest personal finance blog hop on the planet, created specifically for personal finance writers! We welcome all things money here. […]
December 19, 2014
Dream Wedding

Have a Dream Wedding Not a Budget Nightmare

I recently picked my mouth up from the floor after finding a survey from the Knot.com which found the average cost of weddings is nearing $30,000. […]
December 17, 2014

Taking a Break – Adopt US Kids Campaign and PSA

I’m taking a blogging break from focusing on all things as they relate to money. Not blogging itself. I have a wonderful chance to share some […]
December 16, 2014
Dump Debt Faster

Make Hard Choices to Dump Debt Faster

We talk a lot about cutting back. It’s easy to talk about cutting frivolous spending or things of no real consequence. Well…sometimes it’s easy. You will […]
December 12, 2014
Debt Free At 61

Debt Free At 61 – Never Too Late To Begin

Dallas native, Elizabeth Amerine, holds a Ph.D. in Neuropsychology (the study of the relationship between behavior, emotion, and cognition on the one hand, and brain function […]
December 10, 2014

Americans Blowing Budgets on Food

A MarketWatch article cites a recent Principal Financial group survey of 1200 respondents and their food related budget woes. I don’t remember from Statistics why 1200 […]
December 8, 2014

New Year, New You – Share Your Debt Free Journey (All Phases Welcome)

I’ve been noodling this project for some time. I love hearing progress updates and encouraging #teamdebtfree in your pursuit of debt free living. In the past, […]
December 6, 2014

How to be a DIY Bride and Host a Fabulous Wedding

The Knot.com released their annual, all-things-wedding survey and I was blown away by the average wedding costs for 2013 (from 13,000 bridal respondents). The average spent […]
December 3, 2014
Dump Debt As A Family

Dumping Debt As a Family @ Enchanted Homeschooling Mom

I recently had a fabulous opportunity to talk about dumping debt (a favorite topic of choice) over at the Enchanted Homeschooling Mom blog. Jill is the […]
November 28, 2014
Black Friday Shopping

Why I Skip Black Friday

My first – an only – experience with Black Friday shopping occurred circa 2003 after opening our Laundromat. We decided to replace a broken TV with […]
November 26, 2014
No student loan debt

$80,000 in Student Loans Paid Off in 1 Year

Joe Mihalic was heading for lifestyle inflation after graduating from Harvard Business School with $101,000 in student loans. He found a great job and bought a […]