debt

Would you do it?

July 31, 2009 · 11 comments

I am gonna be honest with you all and you have to promise not to judge me. If you have followed my monthly expenses you will notice that I have a “gift” section in my income category. If you have paid close attention to this section you will notice about every other month I receive […]

I hope this is not news to you, but freecreditreport.com is not free. Although the company isn’t doing anything illegal, I think they still deserve a swift punch to the throat. It infuriates me that a company boasts about it’s free credit report service, when in fact it is a we-hope-you-don’t-realize-you-are-signing-up-for-a-monthly-subscription service. Sure, your initial […]

Last night I spent some time with some friends and it made my little ninja heart sad. Only one of them knows that I love finances, and none of them knew I have a financial blog. There was one continuing theme that seemed to reoccur throughout the night. These people are stressed. A little background […]

Did you get the memo that the economy is in shambles? I’m willing to bet if you turn on the TV right now and flip through the channels you will see one of two commercials. The first, “Give us your gold, and we’ll pay you big money” The second, “We’ll eliminate all of your credit […]

Debt makes me pissed

July 13, 2009 · 2 comments

If my blogs url doesn’t give it away, let me spell it out for you… I-H-A-T-E-D-E-B-T. It hasn’t always been this way. Two years ago, I was impartial. I knew debt was bad news, but didn’t really know why. It wasn’t until I used this nifty little student loan calculator, that I realized the ramifications […]

You remember that show “Kids say the darndest things?” It was hosted by Art Linkletter. He usually asked kids a simple question and they end up saying some crazy funny responses. You can check out a clip of the showhere. Like the show, I thought we could play a round of “People Finance The Darndest […]

One of the worst days of my life occurred two years ago this month. I was in my senior year of college and life was good, that was, until I got a piece of paper in the mail that rocked my world. It was a tiny white envelope from my school’s financial aid office. It […]