Keeping Valentine's Day Frugal and Fabulous
- Created on 05 February 2015
Short answer ... of course you can.
How you celebrate, if your status is single, is an interesting question. We tackled this and other topics with Tiffany Aliche, the Budgetnista and best selling author of the 1 Week Budget, in our Valentine's Day - Keep It Frugal and Fabulous podcast (below).
Whether you're single, dating, or married; Valentine's Day can be acknowledged without burning a hole in your budget.
Tiffany offered unique suggestions to keep this time frugal, yet fun and fabulous. This podcast first ran in 2013. However, the topic is still relevant and the ideas are some of the best I've come across since. This is GOOD STUFF!
5 Ways Couples Commit Financial Infidelity on BMWK
- Created on 02 February 2015
80% of marriages dissolve due to money fights and/or related troubles. Obtaining financial peace within your relationship should be a priority.
Clear communication and integrity within a marriage are key skills to maintaining a strong union. I would also submit that financial fidelity between couples is essential to achieve marital bliss.
Conquering 6 Figure Debt
- Created on 30 January 2015
The New Year New You 2015 series was designed to immerse you in a month's worth of stories all about dumping debt. Eliminating debt can be long, lonely journey. It's good to know that you're not alone.
It's fitting we end the New Year New You series with a bang. That's exactly what Demetrius and Karla Davis did when they decided to attack a 6 figure debt balance with gusto. This couple put their heads together and created a brighter financial future.
They help us end the series on a high note with a heroic tale of conquering debt. Be inspired!
Get Uncomfortable to be Debt Free
- Created on 29 January 2015
Jessi Fearon has been actively working to dump debt since early 2013. She's started the popular blog, The Budget Mama, to help share her real life tips for living on a budget. However, blogging also helps keep her accountable.
Jessi is sharing her in-progress debt free story for today's New Year New You profile.
As she puts it, getting out of debt requires a lifestyle change. Sometimes that change is uncomfortable - in the near term. As you can read from the other profiles in this series, a bit of discomfort is worth the end result.
Debt Free to Follow Your Dreams
- Created on 28 January 2015
Tracey and Wendell McFadden first shared their in-progress debt story in 2012. After accepting a challenge to pay off all of their credit cards before the end of 2012 from their pastor, this couple engaged in a Financial Peace University bible study to work on eliminating their consumer debt.
You could say, they were the original New Year New You story tellers.
Fast forward to 2015 - the McFaddens are debt free and moving on to an exciting new chapter in life.
Shoot for a Debt Free Home
- Created on 27 January 2015
Kim Anderson and her family have the pleasure of waking up every morning in a debt free home. They truly owe no man anything...but the debt of love.
In 2 years, the Andersons did what many Americans spend a lifetime doing - they paid off their entire mortgage. Hallelujah! Just let that sink in for a moment...
I had a good laugh at their "mortgage burning" party. How will you celebrate paying off your home?
Liberated From Credit Cards
- Created on 26 January 2015
April Mims is debt free and enjoying exactly how liberating the experience has been. For today's New Year New You 2015, she's challenging the notion that living in debt is normal in hopes to encourage someone else to complete their debt free journey.
Credit cards keep millions of Americans in bondage to the tune of $882.6 billion or an average of $15,000 per household. April paid her credit cards off and has a strategy in place to avoid having to dig out of debt again. Enjoy her interview and be inspired!