Tag: debt relief

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Liquidity Management & My Student Loan Balance

My previous post shows that I still have a student loan balance. This is one target that I did not meet this year. Although my overall financial picture is relatively healthy, I failed to pay off my student loans as I planned to by the end of the 2018 first quarter. The question is why ...

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Unimpressive Financial Literacy Theater

I consider myself a personal finance nerd. I have always been a hard worker, a saver, an investor who thirsts for knowledge on all money matters. I am an advocate for personal finance education, no matter what age. I have volunteered with adults at community centers, and I always encourage parents to set their kids ...

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Selling a Dream: The Myth of Credit Repair Companies

Poor financial literacy, a shrinking middle class and rampant consumerism¬† have gotten Americans in a lot of trouble (read: debt). And for every problem, there’s always someone with an entrepreneurial spirit willing to offer you a solution for a fee. Allow me to introduce you to the credit repair guy. He can “boost your score, ...

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Your 7-Day Guide to Financial Discipline

While you can’t strike it rich in 7 days, you certainly can organize your life enough in 7 easy steps (1 per day)¬†to improve your financial¬†management skills. Monday: Maximize your retirement contributions, either to the maximum amount you can afford or to the IRS limit. If you have not yet started contributing, do at least ...

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Adulting 101: Big Girl Money

Adulting is hard. It’s even harder for the millennials who came of age during or after the Great Recession. It certainly doesn’t help that financial literacy has always lacked in our society. So I decided to put together a list of 10 things you can do to manage your personal finances like a grown up. ...

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Student Loan Update – April 2017

When I graduated in May of 2017, I chose not to think about my student loans. It was a hot humid day but people traveled from different states to come see me complete another milestone. I was juggling full time work and a part time MBA program right when my husband was settling into a ...

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Debt vs. Savings: What to Prioritize

Two of the building blocks of personal finance are saving money and paying off debt. Everything flows from these two principles. You can’t invest, start a business or retire if you are not saving and/or you are crippled by a mountain of debt. In an ideal world, we’d be maxing out our 401k and crushing ...

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