Category: Debt Reduction

Binging Can Do More Harm Than Good

Many people choose the New Year as the starting point to make a change in their lives – to make a fresh start. They also choose the beginning of the month or the beginning of the week to start. Along with the choice of start date, they choose another strategy. They choose to binge. If […]

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5 Fundamentals Parents Need for Financial Success

Parenting is not easy. In fact, it has been said that “parenting is not for cowards.” I can attest to that being a parent of three adult children. Parents often put their needs on the back burner to take care of the needs of their children. Often that means forgetting about planning for the future. […]

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Accomplish Your Goals With Discipline

There are certain things you need to do in order to reach your financial goals. In fact, many of us have heard these things over and over again. Pay your bills on time. Spend less than you earn. Save money for emergencies. Invest money for retirement. Limit use of credit and pay off your debt. […]

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Stop Talking About It And Be About It

“One day I am going to make a budget.” “One day I am going to start saving for retirement.” “One day I am going to stop spending so much money eating out.” How many times have you said either of those statements? Many of us have plans to do the things that we know are […]

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What’s Your Payday Plan?

Friday is payday for a lot of people. That means different things for everyone, including an instant deduction and reduction because of NSF Fees. For some it means getting caught up on late bills. For others it means splurging because they have been living on next to nothing for the past few days. While for […]

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Waste Not, Want Not

Many of us are familiar with the proverb that says, “waste not, want not.” Those who are not familiar with it might be wondering what it means. The premise is that if you use your money and/or resources wisely, then you will never be in need. According the the IRS the average income tax refund […]

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What Would You Do If…?

How many times have you been asked the question, “What would you do if you won the lottery?” or “What would you do if you got $1,000,000?” Just the thought of that much money may have your mind reeling right now. Your imagination is running wild with the possibilities. Well, what would you do? Sometimes […]

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Two Are Better Than One

Was your New Year’s resolution to save more money or to reduce your debt? Are you making your regular savings deposits? Are you making your debt payments on time and not adding more debt to your current balances? If so, keep up the good work! You are definitely the exception. According to statistics approximately 80% […]

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Dirty Little Secret – Part 3

  Victims of financial abuse are made financially dependent on and by their abusers, then the rug is pulled out from under them. Usually, the rug is pulled out when they or their spouse or partner leaves. Unfortunately, this is the point when the victim discovers that they have been left holding the bag that […]

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Refund Jackpot

Tax refund season has been called several things including, Christmas in March and the poor peoples lottery, among other things. Remember, “poor” is not just related to the amount of your income but is also a mindset. Several people are used to getting tax refunds of over $5,000 every year and go on shopping sprees […]

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