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How to Turn the Tables on Your Debt

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No one really wants to talk about debt and certainly no one wants anyone else to know they have debt. The reality is that most people have debt and that debt is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, you can use debt as a tool to help you get what you want in life. However, I have found that ... Read More »

    5 Bad Money Habits You Can Break Today

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    Bad habits. They’re pesky, aren’t they? Every once in awhile I catch myself in a bad habit. They almost seem inevitable. But I’m always determined to squash them as soon as I recognize them. I’m sure you’re in the same boat. When it comes to bad financial habits, there are some serious ones that can cost you thousands of dollars. Which of ... Read More »

      The Definitive Guide to Budgeting for Unmarried Couples

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      There comes a time in every young person’s life when they have to venture out of their parents’ house and into the world of autonomy. Unfortunately, as we all find out eventually, being independent is really expensive. That’s why when securing a first apartment, most people need a roommate to split costs and save money on living expenses. I’ve heard ... Read More »

        I’m Willing to Radically Change My Finances to Payoff My Student Loans

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        “Dear Steve, Where to start? I’m a 28 year old married male and am a manager for a private equity portfolio company. My financial stats are as follows: Gross Household Income: $180,000 Private student loan debt (Husband only): $155,000 Public student loan debt (combined): $52,000 Mortgage Debt: $240,000 We currently own our house which is all in (including utilities) approximately ... Read More »

          Our Budget is Sound But We Have Nothing Left to Pay Off Debt! – Sarah

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          Dear Steve, So debt is my problem…I have read up to the chapter in your book where I can begin to creating action plans…I created my budget…here’s my situation…my husband and I have incured about 24,000 in credit card debt (he was laid off for about two years before regaining full time permanent employment — in our very misguided world…we ... Read More »

            Three Important Personal Finance Ideas You Can Use Now!

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            The following guest post was contributed by Dan Boylan. Dan Boylan is a lifelong practitioner of debt free living. He teaches classes out of Fort Wayne, IN at the University of St. Francis. He has a basic belief that all people can live healthy, happy debt free lives. He has spoken at numerous events and venues. Contact him at [email protected] ... Read More »

              Are We Headed Down the Right Path? – Maryann

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              “Dear Steve, Our household is grossing $80K a year. Sounds great right? We both have finally gotten our advanced degrees (one Master’s and one PhD). In our fields of choice (education), however, we won’t make much more than we make now, so the likelihood of increased income is slim. We have three teenagers in the house. One in college (with ... Read More »

                People That Track Spending on Groceries Actually Overspend By Nearly 20 Percent

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                Almost one in three U.S. households shop on a budget — and one in six can only afford basic necessities. So it’s no wonder that 78 percent of budget shoppers — twice as many as those who shop without a budget (37 percent) — try to track how much their groceries are likely to cost as they roll through the ... Read More »

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