Why are some people proud of going further into debt? It seems like every other week, someone I know is bragging about their new car on Facebook. Was I sleeping when borrowing money became some sort of accomplishment? Here’s why you didn’t really get a new car. All you got was a payment.
Feeling like your finances are out of control is a troubling, yet, all too common issue for many people. No matter where you look, it appears the vast majority of us are struggling in some way. Unfortunately, too many people aren’t doing what it takes to turn things around. Here are 5 ways to take back control of your money.
Do you know what completely baffles me? Married couples who keep their finances separate. The crazy thing is that I’ve been hearing a lot about it lately. I just don’t understand their logic. Call me old-fashioned, but I think marriage should be a partnership. Cray cray, I know. But, I think separating your finances is a really bad […]
Want to get ahead? You don’t have to hit the lottery to gain control of your money. Getting yourself on the right financial track simply requires a plan, some self-discipline, and action.
Please enjoy this post from Jacob at IHeartBudgets.net. Recently I dropped some coin on a sweet ride for my wife because her car was starting to feel a little cramped. Baby in the back, dog on the seat and some amazing frugal finds filling in the rest of the space means that if another little […]
I get a lot of junk mail. On any given day, my mailbox is stuffed full of credit card offers, letters from dealerships who supposedly want to buy my car, and magazines trying to sell me stuff. While most of it is not offensive, everyone once in a while I’ll get something that absolutely pisses me […]
I’ve been in debt. You’ve been in debt. We’ve all been in debt. The thing is, some of us manage to get out of debt, eventually. And most of the time, it’s the result of drastically cutting your spending, starting a side business to earn extra money, or trying a combination of the two strategies […]
When I was in my late teens and early 20s, I was fairly indifferent to the amount of debt I carried. In my eyes, it was too early to worry about money or the future. I was young, dumb, and completely foolish about how the real world worked. Plus, I knew deep down that I […]
When it comes to having credit cards, there’s a lot of malarkey and misinformation floating around. Peddled by well-meaning people who think they are looking out for your best interests, the lines of reality quickly get blurred. Their heart is definitely in the right place, and I’m not saying that they don’t have reason for […]
Although a million dollars won’t buy you what it used to, becoming a millionaire is still the gold standard of financial success in America. Once you’ve crossed the million dollar barrier, you have officially entered into the land of the wealthy. For most Americans, a million dollars in net worth seems like it is out […]