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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You Should Read the Art of Non-Conformity

On Tuesday my husband and I had the best date night ever. We drove about an hour and a half to go to the Unconventional Book Tour and meet Chris Guillebeau. Chris Guillebeau writes at the blog the Art of Non-Conformity. He writes about setting your own rules and living the life you want. He…

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Frugal Entertaining Without Breaking Your Budget

Image by clevercupcakes via Flickr Practicing sound financial habits does not have to be boring. It would be horrible for anyone to live a Scrooge-like existence everyday in order to save a few dollars here and there. Humans are gregarious creatures and need social interaction. This, however, does not mean that you have to break…

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Lessons From the Output

I didn’t realize how fast paced life is until I stepped back from it. I spent two days at our camp by the river, by myself. I wanted to step out of reality for awhile and have a few silent days away from the constant noise of life. The main reason why I scheduled this…

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What I Learned from the Prosperity Game

I like to look at the way I think about money. I’ve learned, through the process of becoming debt free, that each dollar counts. I can make the choice of what I want to do with it, and those small decisions can change what I experience in life. Recently I’ve been trying to learn more…

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May Income and Expenses Report

Every month I still create a budget, even though I’ve been debt free for three years. I print it out and put it on the refrigerator. It’s a constant reminder to keep on top of my finances. My husband and I have a sporadic income since we are both self employed. Keeping track of our…

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5 Tips for the Money Saving Mom

 Thanks to Alban for this guest post! Being a mom is a full time job, which requires a large set of skills. From entertaining to educating kids, moms need to be creative, patient, good at listening and outstanding at multi-tasking. Considering most families have a limited budget and plenty of requirements, moms need to…

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Millionaire Series Part 2 – Become Debt Free Rule #1

Get Debt Free – Rule #1 The number one rule to becoming debt free: BE HONEST. Being honest doesn’t just mean don’t lie. Being honest means admitting those things that you don’t want to admit, uncovering things that don’t want to be uncovered, and remembering things you don’t want to remember. Listen to Your Inner…

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One Secret to Having More Time and Money

I think one of the best things I learned when I was getting out of debt was what to do with my free time. I used to crash hard in front of the TV each night. I was too tired to do anything but sit on the couch with a snack and relax. When we…

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