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October 4, 2014

5 Surefire Ways to Finish Strong

Can you believe ¾ of 2014 is already behind us? Where has the time gone? Thinking back, my year involved a number of major life changing […]
September 29, 2014

Yakezie Challenge Part Deux

If at first you don’t succeed (as with a debt free journey or coaxing a 9 month old into a much needed nap), try again. I […]
September 26, 2014

Weekend Reading – Saving More of Your Hard Earned Dollars

Great information abounds when looking for topics on personal finance. I want to start sharing a few of the inspiring posts that I hope will be […]
September 25, 2014

10 Thankful Things

The SITS blogging group has challenged us to get back into blogging by naming ten things for which we’re thankful. Welcome to those stopping by from […]
September 23, 2014

Fall In To Better Rates

Autumn is upon us. I hope everyone enjoyed the summer. As we prepare for a change in seasons and refocus (if you’ve fallen off) on eliminating […]
September 22, 2014

Managing Through Distractions

Are you have a hard time staying on track? Are your financial goals sitting out there in the future? What’s keeping you occupied? We are sharing […]
September 21, 2014

Power of Community Update

#teamdebtfree – WE DID IT! My #team2legit running buddy, the wonderful Ms. Shauna, and I completed our first 5K. It was a struggle. A couple of […]
September 18, 2014

90 Day Savings Challenge

Jessi Fearon, blogger with The Budget Mama, stopped by to chat about her new challenge – The 90-Day Savings Challenge. Over the next three months she […]
September 15, 2014

The Power of Community

Those on the debt free journey with the Debt Free Divas know full well that we advocate partnership when cleaning up a financial fiasco. Partnership in […]
September 10, 2014

Find Flight Credits

I picked up this great tip from a friend and felt compelled to share. Did you know that some airlines actually care about your pocketbook? Alaska […]
September 4, 2014
Debt Verfication

DIY Debt Verification

I was preparing the kiddies for bed a few nights back while listening to an interesting radio show on personal finances. Yes! Some of us still […]
September 2, 2014

What’s Your Legacy

I never join book clubs. Mainly because I don’t read well (for pleasure) under timed pressure. One book per month – unless it’s a nerdy topic […]
August 27, 2014

Back From Jet Lag – Hawaii For Less

I’ve been on an unintended hiatus including and following a family trip to Hawaii. We attended a wedding in and explored the island of Oahu, one […]
August 12, 2014

R.I.P. Mr. Williams

By now, we’ve all heard the heart crushing news of the loss of Robin Williams to suicide. Like many, Robin Williams was one of my favorite […]
July 29, 2014
Side Hustle Required

Side Hustle Required

I read an excellent post from a friend at The Shop My Closet Project outlining a debt snowball barometer. Your snowball might be icy unless you […]
July 22, 2014

Free Budgeting in Cyberspace

Are you looking for useful tools to help create a budget and manage your spending? Never fear, the Internet is here. We’ve looked at a number […]
July 17, 2014

1 Year Shopping Fast

Michelle Jackson of shopmyclosetproject.com and Andrel Harris, an active #teamdebtfree member, are two ladies, from two different parts of the country with one very challenging goal. […]
July 10, 2014

Does Credit Monitoring Make Good Cent$?

Credit monitoring services cost between $10-$30/month. The companies tout a bevy of services, including:
July 4, 2014

Spent: Looking for Change – A Thoughtful Critique

Bradley and Bonita Vinson and Aja McClanahan join the Debt Free Divas for a thoughtful discussion about options for those at the financial fringe. One in […]
July 2, 2014

Student Loan Changes, Help or Hurt?

Are the new changes to student loan repayment options as clear as mud? Let’s wipe away the muck and determine how the changes help or hurt. […]
June 19, 2014

Spent The Movie – Solutions for Change

American Express has sponsored an interesting documentary which takes a look at a large group of people in this country which don’t or can’t (for a […]
June 12, 2014

Ownership Blues

Many blogs on this site are ripped from the headlines of my personal experiences. After all, I’m an expert on me and my experiences are fairly […]
June 6, 2014

Aja McClanahan – Creative Twist on Debt Freedom

Aja McClanahan and her family paid off $110,000 and obtained a mortgage-free home. As you listen to their unique experience around achieving and maintaining debt freedom, ask […]
June 4, 2014

Failing Forward

In my other life beyond the Debt Free Divas, I run a community Laundromat with my wonderful husband. The experience has been filled with trials, triumphs […]
May 16, 2014

Why Mastermind

Are you familiar with a mastermind? As a budding online entrepreneur, I immerse myself in business how-to’s, best practices, and successful tips and tactics of those […]
May 9, 2014
Count the real cost of giving cash when helping those in a financial bind

Are You Really Helping?

A recent exchange with a Team Debt Free member raised an interesting point. Is giving money the best way to help family and/or friends in need? […]
May 1, 2014

Lunch and Learn

Heather Katsonga-Woodward is a former investment banker turned natural hair products entrepreneur. She’s from Malawi, lives in London, and sales mostly to customers in the United […]
May 1, 2014

3 Steps to Phenomenal-ness

We recently shared that one is 33% more likely to accomplish goals when they are written, shared with a friend, and reviewed weekly. Either because of […]
April 22, 2014

MISSION POSSIBLE Session V Preview

Heather Katsonga-Woodward, CEO of Neno Natural, will lead our 5th MISSION POSSIBLE session. This former investment banker – turned entrepreneur – lives in London, England. She […]
April 19, 2014

5 Things to know about Social Security

Sorry guys, the SSA put out this white paper specifically for women. I’ll do some digging to find the related details for our gentlemen readers next. […]