Tag Archive: debt

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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Jul 31

Why we didn’t buy our “dream” home

This weekend Eric and I almost put in a bid on a multi-family home in the suburbs. Everything about the house was perfect. It was a two-unit home with a two-bedroom apartment on the bottom level and a three-bedroom unit on the top. The outside of the house was in great shape (newer siding and …

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