Category Archives for "Personal Finance"


How Blogging About Personal Finance Made Me A Better Person

You wouldn’t think that a middle age guy that runs a blog and writes articles about personal finance and debt management would be writing one on how he became a better person by doing that, but it really is true.  Picture, if you will, the scene in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” where the Grinch’s […]

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Can You Exist Without Credit Cards Or A Credit Score?

Your credit score is used to make decisions about almost every aspect of your life, from buying a house to getting car insurance. It has become such a key factor in decision-making by businesses and lenders that you could say it almost defines you as a person in many instances. But do you really need […]

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How To Find Your Personal Strengths

Are you stuck in life without any real meaning or purpose?  Are you not really sure where you fit or what you really want to do with your life?  Are you stuck in a shitty job that you hate.  It’s at this point that you want to begin taking inventory of your personal strengths, meaning […]

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How I Balance Finances And Family

One of the biggest achievements of my life was the day I married my wife, 14 years ago. I finally found my soul mate and the person with whom I wanted to spend the rest of my life. You know, rainbows, unicorns, and glitter everyday. It also meant going from worrying about one person to […]

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5 Steps To Financial Freedom

Financial freedom is something that so many of us hope for. It is possible, and here are 5 steps to get you started. 1. Know Where Your Money Is Going: Until I finally sat down and tracked exactly where my money was going each month, I really had no idea how much money was flying […]

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Are You Financially Content?

I was recently asked what it takes to become financially “content”.  The first thing that came to mind is that this is a loaded question because “content” means different things to different people.  Some people may also never be content, no matter how much money they have.  But, being me, I answered it as straightforward […]

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