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Proof That Getting Out of Debt is VERY Possible

November 12, 2013
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I’m not going to pretend I know anything about debt since I’ve been fortunate enough to avoid it for most of my life (outside of mortgages, ugh…), BUT, I’m 100% convinced that anyone who truly wants to get out of debt can do it. It may not be tomorrow, or the next year, but it’s VERY much possible to do if you prioritize and hustle […]

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Do I Regret Paying $2,000/mo Extra Into Our Mortgages?

October 15, 2013
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An interesting question was left on my blog recently, and for the past few weeks I’ve really been thinking about how to answer it. Because the truth is, sometimes it’s hard to tell. When you make a decision that was right for you *at that time*, it’s hard to then regret it later just because new information is available and/or situations changed. Especially when big […]

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Tuesday #TRUTH Day in Pictures

October 8, 2013

I’ve been coming across a TON of hilarious, yet true, pics when researching articles for Rockstar Finance, so I thought today I’d do a little less talky, and a little more pictur-y. Minus that last blurb I just did on the new $100 bill coming out ;) We’ll start with my favorite one, courtesy of Punch Debt in The Face: And then this next one […]

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What I learned about money growing up in former USSR

October 3, 2013
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[Today's article by Anton from Financessful... UPDATE: Site recently shut down due to new information that's come to light regarding Anton...  Sad sad stuff to hear.] I was born in the USSR and am damn proud of it. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not a die-hard communist by any means (I’m running a business here in America, after all :)). I simply respect the […]

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Magical Genie Asks: Would You Gain 25 lbs to Wipe out ALL Your Debt?

August 9, 2013
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YES! Another awesome/crazy/doesn’t-mean-much survey! My fave ;) This time up is Credit Karma (why are they always from credit score places?) who hired a company to research how people feel about their looks vs debt. And the findings are just as interesting as the survey we last posted about on credit scores vs looks. Here’s the biggie from the results: 72% of Americans would rather […]

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How I Fought My Financial Demons of The Past and Won

June 27, 2013
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(Guest post by Natalie of the blog, Debt And The Girl) Do you ever feel like something is hovering over your shoulder? Like something is looming behind you that you cannot explain? I certainly have. It is not a menacing presence but more of a reminder of financial “demons of my past” as I like to call it. (Editor’s Note: Anyone watch Dexter? :)) We […]

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Which Is Harder: Paying off Debt or Saving Money?

May 28, 2013
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Every week I get asked whether someone should pay off their debt first or save instead, and every week I pretty much say the same thing: Go with whichever one makes you feel better. You really can’t go wrong doing either, so – to me – it’s more about what will keep you motivated to get the job done over the nitty gritty details of […]

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You Can Always Switch Where Your Money’s Going.

April 1, 2013
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I’ve been meaning to blog about this for quite some time, and then over the weekend a fellow reader got it out of me in an email exchange :) Which is copied & pasted below for your pleasure/learning/entertainment. Nothing incredibly Earth shattering or anything, but nonetheless something to keep in mind if you’re debating between some serious decisions. Here’s the email that started it: I […]

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