In our journey to get out of debt, I have found that I love playing around with debt reduction calculators to see how long it will take and what the impact of lowering interest rates, making extra payments, etc. will have. The best calculator I have found so far is Mary Hunt’s RDRP (Rapid Debt […]
Part four of Oprah’s Debt Diet aired today. The Debt Diet pairs three different families in debt with three different financial experts helping them dig out. I’ve been following this series from the beginning and I thought today’s installment was the best by far. It finally felt like they were getting specific with the steps […]
Recently I received a bill for my subscription to Chicago magazine and was surprised to see my renewal rate was $30/year. I couldn’t remember if it was this much when I originally subscribed, but I really wanted to keep this magazine. I love the city of Chicago, which is why I originally subscribed, and the […]
If you follow personal finance at all you have no doubt heard of David Bach. David is the author of the the “Finish Rich” books on personal finance and his latest is The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner. One of Bach’s main strategies for becoming a millionaire homeowner is to keep your first home and rent it […]
This was the second post that ran on The Family CEO, back in March 2006. (Here is the first.) I could never have imagined then all the places this blog would take me. For most of my married life I’ve been an economizer. I’m fairly practical by nature so it comes easily to me. And […]
I am an avid reader of blogs and personal finance blogs are my favorite. I have discovered, however, that not many are written by people like me (namely 40 something, stay at home moms) so I have decided to add my voice to the mix. I am especially interested in saving, debt reduction, creative ways […]
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