Category Archives: Debt

Should You Save for Retirement or Pay Down Credit Card Debt?

Back when I was knee-deep in credit card debt, saving for retirement was about the last thing on my list of priorities. It simply made no sense to me to put away money for the future when my debt was costing me so much ...

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Debt Update: The End Of Summer

Hey all! It's the last full month of summer and an overall good one for our finances. Once again, not much has changed (i.e. we didn't win the lottery). However, we did have another record month for our family loan payment. We were able to drop a $1,500 bomb on it. It's definitely not going to be ...

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Debt Update: $1,000 On The Family Loan

Another month come and gone. Is it just me or is time flying by this year? Anyway, it was another typical month. Nothing too special. We did pay $1,000 on the family loan, our largest amount to date! We're hoping it leads to a lot more in the future. August should be a good month as we ...

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Spring Cleaning = Cash

I know what you are thinking, "This guy is crazy, spring is over!"  Well, spring cleaning can come late for some people, especially procrastinators like me (and possibly you). :-) When I talk about spring cleaning, I am specifically referring to selling some of the junk that you don't use. As you are cleaning up around ...

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Debt Update: Two Months Combined

Yeah, yeah. I know I'm a month behind. Doesn't that make this more exciting though? :-D Well, the last two months for us were full of financial surprises. We paid for a graduate class, had our tires replaced, blah, blah, blah. It seems to be getting a little old if you ask me. I just want ...

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Perfection Doesn’t Exist

Perfection is something that I thought could be obtained in some way. Actually, it almost caused me to quit writing this blog. One of the reasons that I blogged so infrequently was because I was always trying to create the "perfect" blog post. Well, I'm here to tell you that perfection does not exist. It ...

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