Category Archives: Debt

Back to Zero With Credit Card Debt

When I started my personal finance blog in 2008 I had over $16,000 worth of credit card debt.  It took about a year or so but I paid that all off, and The Wife and I were one of those people with literally zero credit card debt that carried over month to month.   This… Continue Reading

Of Course Credit Score Matters to Women

I believe that as humans we often refuse to acknowledge that we are animals, and as animals, we have certain instincts whether we are even conscious of them.  While those instincts can and are often suppressed by society…they sometimes break out without anyone even noticing.  For example, why do 17 year old males feel the… Continue Reading

Is Your Debt Rising?

There’s no doubt about it, we live in a tough economy today. There are still quite a large number of people that are out of work, and cash savings are still fairly slim. For many people, it’s all they can do just to survive from one day to the next. So what happens in situations… Continue Reading

Comparing Mortgage Rates a Generation Later

I don’t think many people actually understand how low the mortgage rates really are today and how those low rates work with an amortization payment schedule to make real property purchases an amazing opportunity.  I recently had a conversation that reminded me that we are in uncharted territory historically speaking. At every twist and turn… Continue Reading