Paying Off Debt

Debt Payoff Update

By on January 12, 2012

In the last 14 months, we’ve paid off over $40,000 in non-mortgage debt. $44,513 to be exact. That number surprises even me. In fact, I pulled all the statements and re-checked the numbers on the spreadsheet just to be sure. That number doesn’t include our mortgage, which is on a 15 year payout. We paid […]

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Kids and Money

Make Your Kids CFOs of Energy

By on January 9, 2012

The following is a guest post. So, if you’re the Chief Executive Officer of the family, why not make your kids the Chief Financial Officers of Household Energy? Yes, you may not be able to pay them the six-figure salaries that most CFOs earn, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make valuable contributions to growing […]

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Paying for College

Interview with Author Zac Bissonnette

By on December 27, 2011

Zac Bissonnette is an Associate Producer at CNBC. He is also a writer and author of the book Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents. There are a lot of books about college on the market, but Zac’s is unique. For starters, Zac wrote the […]

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Last Minute Gift Idea: Charitable Donations

By on December 21, 2011

Have you noticed how many parents/grandparents are hard to buy for? Often they’re at a stage of life when they have everything the need and want and they aren’t interested in acquiring more. It’s something we experience with both our sets of parents, so last week I put out a call for help on the […]

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Get a $25 Bonus for Opening a PerkStreet Account

By on December 19, 2011

PerkStreet — my favorite bank — is offering new customers a $25 bonus when you: 1. Apply for an account online by December 25. 2. Make three purchases with your PerkStreet debit card within 30 days of opening the account. And believe me, you’re going to want to make purchases with your debit card because […]

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Pets: The Gift That Keeps on Eating

By on December 17, 2011

The following is a guest post. Just imagine the look on your child’s face when, from underneath the Christmas tree, comes a Golden Retriever puppy. The unbridled joy, unconditional love, and initial enthusiasm will give you the moniker of greatest gift giver in the history of gift giving. Then when someone has to take the […]

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