Cut up Credit Cards?

Posted June 19th, 2009 by Kent and filed in Debt

Should Cut Credit Cards?

creditcardsalamy_468x306Wouldn’t nice nothave credit cards. io credit card debt ft place. Unfortunately ts high-tech, electronic age, family purpose credit card. nd rent car, book hotel room, purchase te airline tickets world wide web phone.

However, mt habit paying card ey month, complete balance. Oe wl bk io building me debt. Remember only credit card.

If control it, he me se time think. coffee half fl water. Freeze it, yr credit card ice add water top. Freeze again. time tempted credit card thaw time decide youDidn’t wt tt did.

So things, credit card pay eh month.


Dave Ramsey Debunks Some Debt Myths

Posted June 12th, 2009 by Kent and filed in Debt
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I ry enjoy Dave Ramsey video debunks se debt myths. you’ve 10 minutes sit dn listen you’ll gain se gt knowledge. enjoy learn sg today…

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Financial Warnings

Posted June 10th, 2009 by Kent and filed in Debt
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Warnings Signs Impending Financial Trouble

Here warning signs alert ft getting close financial trouble.

  • Not paying bills time
  • Writing checks waiting mail them
  • Rarely balancing checking account
  • Taking cash advances credit lines individuals
  • Accepting additional credit cards
  • Paying minimum charge accounts
  • Bouncing checks
  • Borrowing family friends

If you’re debt mt ly itDidn’t happen overnight. easy debt te time persistence. check signs fall io category step bk prepare forward conquer ts debt problem.

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10 Habits to Develop for Financial Stability and Success

Posted June 8th, 2009 by Kent and filed in Debt
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favorite sites zenhabbits and Leo Babauta shares gt financial tips. gg republish articles here. called:

10 Habits Develop Financial Stability Success

Just le goal, getting yr finances stable financially successful requires development financial habits. I’ve researching ts topic extensively ys quest eliminate debt, increase savings increase financial security family. I’ll talk habits individually, list tm summary (I know, I’m compulsive list-maker).

Here ty are, particular order:

  1. Make savings automagical. Ts sd priority, especially don’t he solid emergency fund yet. ft bl pay eh payday, hg set at automatically transferred fm checking account yr savings (try onlinesavings account). Don’t consider ts transaction — jt se happens, ey payday.
  2. Control impulse spending. biggest us. Impulse spending, eating shopping onlinepurchases, drain finances, biggest budget breaker many, dire financial straits. See Monitor Your Impulse Spending tips.
  3. Evaluate expenses, live frugally. you’ve nr tracked expenses, try theOne Month Challenge. evaluate you’re spending money, cut reduce. Decide expense istotallynecessary, then eliminate the unnecessary. See How I Save Money more. Ao read 30 ways to save $1 a day.
  4. Invest future. you’re young, probably don’t consider retirement much. it’s important. plan retirement later, now. growth investments or time breathtaking youbegin 20s. Start increasing yr 401(k) maximum company’s match, that’s available you. that, ideal bet probably Roth IRA. aTiny research, do,begin now!
  5. Keep yr family secure. step save emergency fund, happens, you’ve money. you’ve spouse and/or dependents, definitely life insurance me soon possible! research or insurance, homeowner’s renter’s insurance.
  6. Eliminate avoid debt. you’ve credit cards, personal loans, or debt, nd tobegin debt elimination plan. List debts arrange or fm st balance largest bottom. Tn focus debt top, putting it, it’s $40-50 extra (more better). Wn at paid off, celebrate! total at paying (say $70 minimum payment plus $50 extra total $120) add minimum payment largest debt. Continue ts process, yr extra snowballing along, ul pay debts. Ts years, it’s vy rewarding process, necessary.
  7. Use envelope system. simple track money you’ve spending. Let’s set aside amounts yr budget payday — gas, groceries, eating out. Withdraw amounts payday, tm separate envelopes. way, easily track mh you’ve left eh te expenses, run money, kw immediately. don’t overspend te categories. regularly run fast, rethink yr budget.
  8. Pay bills immediately, automagically. habit pay bills soon ty in. Also, possible, try bills paid automatic deduction. te tt can’t, bank’son internet check sm regular automatic payments. Ts way, yr regular expenses budget care of.
  9. Read personal finances. me educate yourself, betteryour finances wl be.
  10. Look grow net worth. wr improve yr net worth, reducing yr debt, increasing yr savings, increasing income, above. Look ws money, paid wt do. course months, calculate net worth eh month, you’ll grow. tt feels great.
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Accelerating Debt Payoff

Posted May 28th, 2009 by Kent and filed in Debt
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Paying Debt Quickly

In post discussed accelerate yr debt reduction setting emergency fund listing yr debts fm largest canbegin getting rid debts.

The nt step fd extra money accelerate yr debt payoff. extra money speed process debt free.

In tips section covered couple suggestionsto save money, te suggestionswere completefix jobs ad house yf drive yr automobile life car. 

In posts discuss ws help accelerate yr payoff. he added couple started thinking ws save money.

Remember mt stop feeding debt, stop spending yr credit cards pay cash ts gg buy. spending cash you’re aware wt you’re spending, keeping record spending writing dn you’ll tend tk purchase wl avoid impulse buying.

  1. Take lunch don’t eat out. cut yr eating expenses doing this.
  2. If coffee drinker Starbuck’s thing, stop daily visit me coffee thermos work.

Figure money saving apply at payment yr lowest bill. fd pay off, depending size.

Take baby steps Todayand me commitment save money yr daily habits.

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