Tag: debt

Nov 29

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University-Worth the Money?

So I’ve sort of been a financial nerd for most of my life. As a kid I saved my birthday money, as a teen I saved my babysitting money and as an adult I blog about personal finance. I geek out reading personal finance books, I subscribe to pf podcasts and I regularly read a …

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Aug 02

Olympic Gold Medal For Those Wanting Help Getting Out Of Debt

The Olympics is one of the most enduring expressions of human excellence. Millions of people around the world tune in to the games to be inspired by the skills and courage on display. Those who win medals are feted as modern day heroes. However, there are times when even the most celebrated athletes show a …

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Mar 04

Would you move to cut your mortgage in half?

When I was paying off my student loan debt I felt, “stuck” and, “broke”. I worried I’d never dig myself out of the hole that I’d made and I felt frustrated a lot. When finally submitted that final payment and received my, “paid in full letter” in the mail, I was thrilled…for a minute. Because …

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Sep 19

Why the debt snowball wasn’t for me

If you’re interested in personal finance you’re probably familiar with the, “debt snowball” method of debt repayment. Popularized by author and radio talk show host, Dave Ramsey, the debt snowball is a debt reduction method whereby you list your debts smallest to largest and pay them off aggressively, one at at time. Example: Let’s say …

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Sep 08

Money & Relationships: Finding the Right, “Money Partner”

Have you ever thought about how you picked your partner? Was it her pretty eyes or his perfect smile? I picked my boyfriend because he’s a financial stud. Just kidding (sort of). Once we got past the initial, “getting to know you” stage, I was very impressed with his diligence in paying off his student …

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