debt

Every now and again I like to pick your guys/gals brains. It’s not only helpful for me to see if I am at relatable to the people who read PDITF, but hopefully it’s also helpful for you to see where you stand against the masses. Since the value in today’s post is probably coming from […]

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I received an email yesterday¬†from Bank of America informing me I was charged a $25 late fee on my Alaska Airlines credit card for having a past due balance. I pooped myself when I saw the email. Literally. Mostly because I was on the toilet when I was checking my email, but that’s beside the […]

I’m pretty impatient, this was especially true when it came time for me to work my way out from a $28,000 student loan bill. The only thing I wanted more than being debt free, was to be debt free NOW! My intense desire to get out of debt was the best and worst thing that […]

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 […]