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“We Quit” in Debt Settlement and Making Your Finances More Friendly – The Get Out of Debt Guy Show

Revelations in debt settlement tops today’s show. Alex Viecco from New Era Debt Solutions openly talks about his disgust with the current state of debt settlement and why his company boldly and publicly resigned in disgust from The Association of Settlement Companies (TASC). In this show Alex is followed by some exceptional good financial advice and insight on a consumer ... Read More »

My Interview With Adam Baker From ManVsDebt.com

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Adam Baker is a brave soul who places his financial reality out there for people to gawk at. Along the way he’s created a really nice blog at ManVsDebt.com and has a lot of good advice to share regarding doing better financially. Recently I had an opportunity to interview him via video link and got a chance to discuss how ... Read More »

Shop-o-nomics: “Which Grocery Store Has The Lowest Prices?”

Grocery Store Comparison Chart

Two years ago today Steve put together and published a comparison shop of major wholesale food clubs, local grocery stores and convenient marts to find the lowest prices for staple items needed in kitchens and households. Today, 730 days later, we bring to you our 2010 Grocery Store Price Comparison Video. Last week Steve and I set out on a ... Read More »

What Took You Guys So Long to Become Mexican?

In this age of cutting back and doing more with less, I thought this report from NPR made a clever point that be frugal is nothing new. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Read More »

Avoiding Post-Holiday Headaches

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All the parties are over and the decorations are put away. There goes another wonderful, fun-filled holiday season. That musical tie looked great on grandpa. Especially when it kept waking him up from his after-dinner nap. And the remote control, walking-talking-pooping dog was a riot with the kids. Now comes the hard part — facing the bills for all that ... Read More »

How to Survive the Holidays Without Going Broke (or Insane!)

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Demanding in-laws, children, spouses and siblings. Any or all of these can cause you to pull your hair out during the holiday season. Add this to the financial pressures exerted on your wallet at this time of year and you have a recipe for potential disaster. With not enough time for everyone and everything, it can be tempting to try ... Read More »

Unbelievable Back To School Money Saving Tips

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As most of us all know, our wallets have been tested the past few years to see just how far we can squeeze them. Some of you most likely trying for a completely 360 degree twist. Many of you are probably sweating in your sleep thinking about the money spent or money you need to spend on back to school ... Read More »

How to Budget Your Money – Video – 1948

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Budgeting, its a topic that has not changed much from the time some dude had two cows to spend. “Where did that other cow go?” Today we have all sorts of fancy products and systems to help us budget our money, but does budgeting have to be so hard? For the record, I hate to budget. I hate to track ... Read More »

“The Collector’s Pledge” Marks a Positive Turn in the Debt Collection Industry

Martin Sher of AmSher Receivables Management in Birmingham, Alabama has recently made a huge step in the debt collection industry with “The Collector’s Pledge”. Sher, with over 30 years experience in the credit and collection industry was named as the president of ACA International (the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals) for 2010-2011. Sher co-owns AmSher Receivables with his brother, ... Read More »

How To Talk to Your Kids About Money

Allowance Tips

Your children have seen you do it a million times: take a plastic card from your wallet and “magically” get money from the ATM machine. Or they’ve seen you pick up a shopping cart full of merchandise, swipe your card through the machine and take home your purchases, all without seeming to spend a penny. They may have heard you ... Read More »

Money Saving Strategies for New Parents

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You’ve heard the statistics: it’s going to take a zillion dollars to clothe, feed and take care of your child until adulthood. And that doesn’t include college — or the money you’ll spend if they stick around after 18! But you’re plunging into parenthood anyway. Good for you! You don’t have to go completely into hock to raise your child ... Read More »

Marriage and Money: How to Talk to Your New Spouse About Finances

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So you’re engaged. Or thinking about it. If you’re really serious about spending the rest of your life with another person, it’s time to get some of the tougher issues out in the open. Somewhere near the top of your list should be MONEY. Conflicts about money issues can stop a relationship before it has a chance to be successful. ... Read More »

Managing Your Money: Options for Same-Sex Couples

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Congratulations! You’ve met the man or woman of your dreams and have moved in together or are planning the big move. You’re probably in the “ain’t love grand” stage, and we’d prefer not to burst your bubble. But how about a dose of realism, especially about money? When you live with someone, you and your partner must make decisions about ... Read More »

The “Living Together” Contract: A Guide for Same-Sex Couples

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A contract is no more than an agreement to do (or not to do) something. It contains promises made by one person in exchange for another’s actions or promises. Marriage is a contractual relationship, even though the “terms” of the contract are rarely stated explicitly, or even known, by the marrying couple. Saying “I do” commits a couple to a ... Read More »

Living Together: A Financial Contract for Unmarried Couples

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A contract is no more than an agreement to do (or not to do) something. It contains promises made by one person in exchange for another’s actions or promises. Marriage is a contractual relationship, even though the “terms” of the contract are rarely stated explicitly, or even known, by the marrying couple. Saying “I do” commits a couple to a ... Read More »

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