How to Go From ‘C’ Student to Self-Made Millionaire

Do you have to be naturally smart in order to strike it rich? Is intelligence a prerequisite for success? In my five-year study of the daily habits of 233 self-made millionaires and 128 individuals at or near poverty (Rich Habits Study – Background on Methodology) I uncovered the answer to these and many other questions. … Read more

What Broadway Says About Money Through Show Tunes – Audio

Money, credit, and debt issues filter through our lives in so many ways. In this look at money through Broadway tunes, we get a closer look at what casual society has to say about being rich, poor, broke, happy, sad, and the morality of money. This program runs about an hour but it’s worth setting … Read more

Doomsday Preppers: The Financial Guide to Survive The End of the World as We Know It

Maybe you’ve seen some of the new television shows about doomsday preppers. It got me thinking about what you’d need to do about your financial life following the end of the world as we know it. It seems simple enough to plan for uncertain times following a global meltdown. With the right equipment and supplies … Read more

Rome Wasn’t Counterfeited In A Day

At the ripe young age of 25 Atlanta Georgia’s Vincent Gerome Rome Jr., pleaded guilty to manufacturing counterfeit $100 bills along with being a felon in a charge of a possession of a firearm. Over an approximately two-year period ending in August 2011, Rome created over $1.2 million in counterfeit $100 bills by removing the … Read more

Two Liberian Nationals Arrested In Black Money Scheme

Two Liberian nationals have been arrested on criminal complaints charging them after allegedly defrauding a man out of $100,000 in a “black money” scheme. According to Affidavits in support of the Criminal Complaints, it is alleged that Anthony Chadheen and Alvin Pennue persuaded their victim to provide them with $100,000 in cash to purchase chemicals … Read more

Money Can Buy Happiness

For those of you that say money can’t buy happiness. I will tell you today what I’ve said my entire life: I’d like to believe you, but I don’t. The National Academy of Sciences released a research report this past Tuesday that showed people’s happiness and emotional well-being elevated with increasing income levels. The study, … Read more

Packing On The Pounds, Is Your Debt To Blame?

I started this article with the intention of comparing debt to food. Terms that myself and others would find much more appealing than fiscal comparisons. I started with one notion: money is boring. Unless you’re spending it of course. I laid down the ground rules and compared the amount of money we budget to the … Read more

Get Out of Debt

Struggling to get out of debt ? If so, you aren’t alone. Millions of Americans are drowning in debt. They are overextended to the point of filing bankruptcy or losing their home to foreclosure

Listen to the Story of Dan and Mary

I found this radio show online about Dan and Mary who found themselves under pressure about money, managing their money, and even went to a Dave Ramsey seminar but that did not fix things. Finally Dan and Mary decided that they had to split. I think what resonated with me is that the issues that … Read more

How to Avoid Filing for Bankruptcy – Wflxfox29.com

By Lisa Smith Filing for bankruptcy is often viewed as a quick and easy way to get out of debt. While it will make some of your debts go away, U.S. residents may find that what you get in return may be more than you bargained for, thanks to legal …

David Writes In “I’m About To Lose My House”

David wrote to me at GetOutOfDebt.org and asked me for help with his debt situation. If you have a question, you can ask me for free help and advice also. “Dear Steve, I accepted a job in Seattle. My wife and family and home are still in Idaho. My wife is on a fixed income, … Read more

Charlotte Writes In, “I’m Desperate To Get Out of Debt”

Charlotte wrote to me at GetOutOfDebt.org and asked for free advice and help, which I gladly give. You can write me using the forms on the site. “Steve, I owe nearly $20,000 on a loan, a bunch of credit cards and some store cards as well. I’m 27 and I still live with my parents … Read more