debt

My debt journey can be summarized as follows: 0 to 18yrs old: Debt free because I was too young to have debt 18 to 24: Legally allowed to have debt, so why not rack up $28,000 in student loans 24 to 27: Live debt free after realizing I hated Sallie Mae with a passion 27 […]

Do you have an income? Do you have expenses? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you darn well better have some financial priorities in place. While there are a million different things we could talk about in regards to financial priorities, today I want to focus on just one. Which comes first: […]

Pay your pops.

February 3, 2014 · 24 comments

A reader asks… My husband and I are doing fairly well financially, but we wanted to see what we could be doing better. My husband is very big into investments and I was always very big into liquid savings (I watch a lot of Suze Orman). After meeting with our financial adviser, he said he […]

Are you a loaner.

October 21, 2013 · 30 comments

Pop quiz hot-shot, your mom, dad, sibling, child, best friend, or other person of whom you are bound to by affection or obligation, approaches you and says “Hey, I have an unforeseen bill coming due and was wondering if I could possibly borrow some money to cover it?” What do you do? WHAT DO YOU […]

Flashback

July 30, 2013 · 10 comments

I’m currently in the middle of nowhere Canada with Girl Ninja and 50 high school kids watching them experience the best week of their lives. I imagine I’m having more fun than you right this moment so be jealous. In the meantime I’m upcycling a former post of mine. Enjoy. I was talking with a […]

College debt has been making headlines these last few weeks for a multitude of reasons, none of which I particularly cared about. So today I figured I’d check in and see just how much college debt the average Punch Debt In The Face reader graduated with. For extra credit share you debt amount, when you […]

Over the last two weeks I’ve purchased six round trip plane tickets. It’s insane. Between baby showers and weddings, we knew we’d be dropping some serious coin on flights this summer. But dang, $1,600 disappeared from our bank account faster than a Twinkie at fat camp. Fortunately being not broke is pretty awesome. It allows you the ability […]