The Millionaire Next Door

The Millionaire Next Door just recently released a new edition, and I was sent a review copy. Instead of just giving you an overview of the book I want to take out the specific themes that we all need to be reminded of. If you want a comprehensive review take a look at these: Trent…

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Isn’t It Easier to Read About a Success Story Than Do It?

I’ve been asked a lot about paying off $70k, quitting my job even though I made two thirds of the income, or getting national media attention. It’s easy to talk about because it’s done. I worked hard when we were getting our finances under control. I was out of my comfort zone when I quit…

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Don’t Be So Cheap That…

Years ago when my husband and I had our first apartment, I had no idea about what it took to live on my own. I didn’t know about insurance or anything I just knew that we were somewhat broke and we didn’t want to spend a lot of money. I used to keep the heat…

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How to Start Tracking Your Expenses

Whether you are in debt or not, you need to know what you are spending your money on. One of the main reasons to track your expenses isn’t what you think. You need to track your expenses to make sure you are getting good value for your money. By value I don’t mean if it…

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Press Links and Plans for Eventual Millionaire

It has been an amazing month here. I am so grateful for everything that has gone on because of this blog. Here are a few links to the press: CNNMoney.com – Debt Busters MSNMoney.com – Become a One Income Family CNN Money with Tony Harris – Debt Busters Sun Journal – On CNN Talking Debt,…

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How I Paid Off Over $70,000 in Debt and Quit My Job

Here is a quick history on what my husband and I did to pay off over $70,000 in debt in a year and how I quit my job even though I made over 2/3rds of our income!   Our debt: Honda Civic $19,300 Student Loan 1 $3,400 Student Loan 2 $22,780 Home Equity Loan $24,560…

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Tips on How to Buy a Used Car

We just recently purchased a 7 passenger Ford Explorer. Buying a car tends to consume your life while you are doing it. You notice cars everywhere. You pay attention to the feel of the seats, and hurt your neck trying to look at used car dealerships when you pass. Here are a few tips on…

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5 Lessons From Our Pay Off Debt Year

Each year I choose one specific goal to work on. I’ve found when I split my focus it becomes confusing, and hard to achieve. I declared 2006 our “Pay Off Debt Year”. Our monthly bills were just too high. I made two thirds of the income and my husband is a performer with a variable…

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