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Is Financial Independence Is Your Goal?

Financial Independence. Retire Early. If you've spent any time researching personal finance, you may have come across these terms, or the combined term - FIRE. When you first see them, they may seem far-fetched, or even completely unachievable. But today is...

The Three Reasons People Don’t Want to Budget

Back when I was healing my own relationship with money, I encountered all sorts of resistance from others any time I mentioned budgeting. "Eh, I have enough money, I don't need to track it." Or on the other side: "I don't have enough money to budget." "Budgeting...

Pick One Thing and Work On It

I've worked with clients for a while now, and one thing I see over and over again is overwhelm. Our lives are so complicated, juggling family, work, leisure time (if we're lucky!) a second job or business, kids, unreasonable customers... I don't need to tell you this,...

Are You Afraid To Look At Your Debt?

In my last post I wrote a bit about changing our perceptions about the inevitability of debt, but today I want to talk about a common problem people have with debt: Fear of looking at your debt. When you can't look at your debt, it is impossible to do anything about...

The Bank Of Mom And The Bank Of Dad

As I have been working with the great people at Debt Payoff Planner, we have been having fun looking through data. One thing they pointed out to me was some interesting statistics relating to family loans. Often these loans are from a parent, which isn't surprising,...

Is Debt A Universal Constant?

Debt is a universal constant, never to be escaped and never to be changed, like Death and Taxes, right? Over the years, I’ve noticed that there seems to be a large group of people out there that accept debt as a constant in their lives that can never be eliminated. “Well, that’s just the way it is, right? I have to get a loan to get a car. And by the time I pay this one off, I’ll need a new car, with a new loan.” But is that really true? Is debt really inevitable?

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Paying Down Your Debt

Are you saddled with student loan debt? Does your credit card debt keep growing? Getting out of debt, and staying out of debt, can be a very difficult process. Yet, it is one of the most important things you can do to set yourself on a strong financial foundation and...

Debt Snowball vs. Debt Avalanche

If you are looking to get out of debt as quickly as possible, you have two major strategies to choose from if you are looking for a general plan. The Debt Snowball involves paying down the smallest accounts on your books while the Debt Avalanche involves paying down...

Should I Transfer My Credit Card Balances: Benefits and Risks

When you have a large balance on a credit card, it might be worth thinking about transferring the balance to a different card. In this article, we will discuss the pros and cons of doing just that. It's an option that can help people get out of debt, but you need to...

Is Financial Independence Is Your Goal?

Financial Independence. Retire Early. If you've spent any time researching personal finance, you may have come across these terms, or the combined term - FIRE. When you first see them, they may seem far-fetched, or even completely unachievable. But today is...

The Three Reasons People Don’t Want to Budget

Back when I was healing my own relationship with money, I encountered all sorts of resistance from others any time I mentioned budgeting. "Eh, I have enough money, I don't need to track it." Or on the other side: "I don't have enough money to budget." "Budgeting...

Pick One Thing and Work On It

I've worked with clients for a while now, and one thing I see over and over again is overwhelm. Our lives are so complicated, juggling family, work, leisure time (if we're lucky!) a second job or business, kids, unreasonable customers... I don't need to tell you this,...

Are You Afraid To Look At Your Debt?

In my last post I wrote a bit about changing our perceptions about the inevitability of debt, but today I want to talk about a common problem people have with debt: Fear of looking at your debt. When you can't look at your debt, it is impossible to do anything about...

The Bank Of Mom And The Bank Of Dad

As I have been working with the great people at Debt Payoff Planner, we have been having fun looking through data. One thing they pointed out to me was some interesting statistics relating to family loans. Often these loans are from a parent, which isn't surprising,...

Is Debt A Universal Constant?

Debt is a universal constant, never to be escaped and never to be changed, like Death and Taxes, right? Over the years, I’ve noticed that there seems to be a large group of people out there that accept debt as a constant in their lives that can never be eliminated. “Well, that’s just the way it is, right? I have to get a loan to get a car. And by the time I pay this one off, I’ll need a new car, with a new loan.” But is that really true? Is debt really inevitable?

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Paying Down Your Debt

Are you saddled with student loan debt? Does your credit card debt keep growing? Getting out of debt, and staying out of debt, can be a very difficult process. Yet, it is one of the most important things you can do to set yourself on a strong financial foundation and...

Debt Snowball vs. Debt Avalanche

If you are looking to get out of debt as quickly as possible, you have two major strategies to choose from if you are looking for a general plan. The Debt Snowball involves paying down the smallest accounts on your books while the Debt Avalanche involves paying down...

Should I Transfer My Credit Card Balances: Benefits and Risks

When you have a large balance on a credit card, it might be worth thinking about transferring the balance to a different card. In this article, we will discuss the pros and cons of doing just that. It's an option that can help people get out of debt, but you need to...

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