Cheer Squad

December 5, 2016
Dumping Debt

5 Reasons You’re Not Making Progress Dumping Debt

When dumping debt, the journey is rarely an entirely smooth ride. Sometimes the  progress will stall or stopped altogether. It happens. It’s normal. Don’t worry. Whether […]
June 10, 2016
Financial Empowerment

Break Up With Debt and Accept the Gift of Financial Empowerment

The following blog post is part of The Road to Financial Wellness blog tour. The Road to Financial Wellness is a three-month, grassroots campaign promoting financial […]
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 […]
January 29, 2014
Rent vs Buy

Should You Rent or Buy Your Next Place

Whether to rent vs buy depends entirely on individual circumstances. Understanding that I’m squarely on the fence, let me share how we recently approached that age-old […]
September 26, 2012
Advice to Younger Self

Advice to My Younger Self

This post was originally posted in 2012. I’m doing the math and recognizing that a lot has change – even now. I could add to this […]
April 23, 2012
Problem with Payments

The Problem with Payments

Ask yourself, “Can I afford it?” Not, “Can I afford the payments?” I specifically remember voicing the second question as we pondered whether to purchase a […]
April 12, 2012

Payments Hinder Prosperity

Repeat after me! PAYMENTS KEEP ME FROM  PROSPERING! Joking aside, it’s time to consider total purchase price for non-appreciating items and not how payments fit into […]
March 1, 2012

Giving While in Debt

Here’s a question. While working feverishly to dump your debt, does it make sense to give money to charitable causes? In a word, Yes! I have […]
February 24, 2012

Define Wealth?

Ever thought about what it means to be wealthy? Is this some distant dream available only to flashy celebs or supernaturally blessed athletes? 100 people will […]
January 26, 2012

Why We Did It

It has taken over 6 years, but WonderMan and I were able to retire just over $100,000 in consumer debt. This does not include our mortgage […]