debt

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 […]

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 […]