Debt

What Payday Lenders Don’t Want You to Know About

September 7, 2016
Thumbnail image for What Payday Lenders Don’t Want You to Know About

We’ve all heard to stay away from payday loans, but why is that? Why are they so horrible? Should you ever get one? (Spoiler alert: NO) This post should help clear things up a bit… Though fair warning, you might want to sit your wallet aside so you don’t throw up on it :) But first, what are payday loans? According to the Consumer Financial […]

76 comments [Check out the full article]

Debt is Like Kissing Your Sister… and Liking It

August 31, 2016
Thumbnail image for Debt is Like Kissing Your Sister… and Liking It

In honor of my brother’s birthday, I’m re-sharing a post he wrote here over 7 years ago. It needs to see the light of day again because it’s so freakin’ hilarious! You’re totally going to like him more at the end of this too – and that’s okay. He gets a break once a year ;) ******* I used to be a squirrel – a […]

47 comments [Check out the full article]

Avoiding Debt Is More Important Than Your Credit Score!

August 26, 2016
Thumbnail image for Avoiding Debt Is More Important Than Your Credit Score!

What would you rather have? No debt or a better credit score? If you’re the folks at TD Bank, apparently you take the score. Their PR department just shot me a pretty lame press release, and after asking if I was going to share it with my audience twice within 24 hours (impatient, much?) , I decided to give them what they want. Though it […]

119 comments [Check out the full article]

11 Awesome Money Ideas

August 17, 2016
Thumbnail image for 11 Awesome Money Ideas

‘Sup money lovers? My “awesome ideas” folder is piling up over here,  so I thought I’d release some of them on you today to help turbocharge your goals ;) All these come from emails and comments that YOU ALL have sent over the months, so big thanks for dumping out your smarts on us! It all helps! See if any of these ideas stick with […]

82 comments [Check out the full article]

What’s Harder: Saving Money or Paying off Debt?

August 12, 2016
Thumbnail image for What’s Harder: Saving Money or Paying off Debt?

I asked some friends the other day what was harder – paying off debt or saving – and here were the results after 144 people responded: (Love twitter polls!) 39% thought saving was the hardest, and paying off debt clocking in at 33% – six percentage points lower. But on the plus side, it means 72% of you find “being awesome” comes easy! And this […]

66 comments [Check out the full article]

How a Spreadsheet Changed My Life

July 11, 2016
Thumbnail image for How a Spreadsheet Changed My Life

[Hey guys! Out at the beach this week, but as promised I’ve got a handful of killer guest articles for you starting with this one – on how a reader completely changed his finances around by building out an impressive spreadsheet! He drops screenshots of it, as well as descriptions of what each of the twelve tabs do (yes, 12!!) and it’s all pretty amazing […]

83 comments [Check out the full article]

How We Went From a House to a Travel Trailer

June 1, 2016
Thumbnail image for How We Went From a House to a Travel Trailer

[Hey guys! Got a cool story for ya today by my man Vita Valka – a 35 year old freelance web designer from the Czech Republic who convinced his family to switch from a house to a travel trailer after getting tired of their debt. With kids (!!), and while still working on the road! If you ever wondered what that word “digital nomad” meant, […]

64 comments [Check out the full article]

How Money’s Handled Around The World (Fascinating!)

May 30, 2016
Thumbnail image for How Money’s Handled Around The World (Fascinating!)

Heyo! Ever wondered how people save money around the world? Or take out loans/mortgages, get credit scores, pay for college, or even invest in retirement? No? Oh, wrong blog sorry… Here you go. For all others, feast your eyes on these financial factoids spanning from Singapore to Denmark, Brazil, Guatemala, Germany, New Zealand, to the oui sexy France! Some of this is awesome, and some […]

62 comments [Check out the full article]

Can Your Cell Phone Tell How Good You Are With Money?

April 29, 2016
Thumbnail image for Can Your Cell Phone Tell How Good You Are With Money?

This is an interesting topic I keep stumbling across lately :) Tons of new research is coming out on how to gauge the creditworthiness of people who don’t have credit scores or any other type of financial history – or even bank accounts for that matter (think, underprivileged countries) – however they all do have one major thing in common – smart phones. So a […]

50 comments [Check out the full article]