Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 10/21


It feels like the calm before the storm.  We’re past the spending spree that accompanies the beginning of the school year as well as some family functions behind us, we have absolutely nothing going on the next few weeks.  We have no out of town plans, and no large purchases that need to be made.  Knowing that the holidays will be here before we know it, it is a welcome calm.  I plan to enjoy it to the fullest. I think that deserves a fist pump, don’t you?  While you’re at it, check out my favorite posts of the week! […] Read more »

Insurance Enrollment for 2017 is OPEN!


That special time of year is upon us again, my friends. I’m not talking about the holidays, the change in season, or even the start of the NFL season. Enrollment is open for next year’s insurance selection. Millions of Americans are pouring over plan benefit sheets and plan price comparisons trying to make the most cost effective selection for themselves or their family. Many will simply take the option to renew whatever they had last year, leaving the only interesting action to find out how much their bill will go up when January rolls around. That may end up being […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 10/14


Last night was an exciting night at my house… was computer upgrade night!   I bought new parts to swap into the computer, but it barely cost me a cent.  I financed the upgrade through Amazon gift cards I got through my employer fitness program, credit card rewards, and a little cash I used from my change jar. Fist pump for (almost) free computer upgrades and my favorite posts of the week! Posts That Make Me Fist Pump We Saved $72,000 and Still Had Fun  from Money Peach Calling Shenanigans on Cord Cutters from Debt Discipline How to Quickly Build an […] Read more »

Is Bed, Bath, And Beyond Getting Rid Of Their 20% Off Coupons?


I have a lot of love for Bed, Bath, and Beyond. They’ve reduced the price of a large purchase just because we asked, they have a gift wrapping center, and they give out 20% off coupons like candy on Halloween. So my ears perked up when I saw a story on the news this week that stated Bed, Bath, and Beyond is thinking of discontinuing the 20% coupons. No more blue 20% off coupons in my mailbox? Bed, Bath and Beyond is contemplating discontinuing the well known coupons with a loyalty program. For a yearly membership fee of $29, members […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup 10/7


It’s homecoming weekend!  We purchased my daughter’s dress awhile back as she knew that a group of her friends were all going together.  Traditionally, people going to homecoming go to a fancy restaurant to eat together.  We’re not doing that with our 14 year old. Instead, we’re hosting a dinner for her friends at our home.  The theme of homecoming is “A Tour of Europe” so we’re having a Europe inspired menu including French Toast (french), spaghetti and pasta Alfredo (Italian), etc.  I think you get the idea.  Tori and her friends are excited, and it’ll be fun and frugal! […] Read more »

2 More Reasons Amazon Prime May Be Worth The Cost


Recently my son purchased Amazon Prime for a year. I questioned whether he would really get his money’s worth out of it, and offered to pay half the cost if I could use it as well. My thought process was if we both used it, it would be worth our money. So, I gave him $50 and promptly placed an order utilizing the free 2 day shipping. We were off and running. I’m currently in the middle of a computer upgrade project, searching Amazon for the parts I want at the best price. When I got to the point of […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 9/30


A few weeks ago, my son had his senior pictures taken.  We just got word from the photographer that the images are ready for us to look at.  From there we will be deciding what we want to buy.  She has a whole list of products and options and I’m a little scared to start adding things up.  I expect to spend some cash on these lifetime mementos, but I don’t have a feel for how much people “usually” spend on something like this?  Anyone out there in the EOD nation that can give some thoughts? In the meantime, get […] Read more »

Save Money With Outback Steakhouse’s Rewards Program


  Friday night I found myself pulling into the parking lot of Outback Steakhouse. One teenager with a vehicle at work left another teenager (and her friends) in need of a ride to the high school football game. By the time that all got coordinated and executed, my wife and I were hungry and not willing to wait the time it would take to drive all the way across town back to our home and cook dinner. Thus Friday night was one of those times when I was actually OK with going out to eat. Even though I was voluntarily […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 9/23


Welcome to the weekend, EOD Nation!  It’s race weekend again for me, with a 5K Saturday evening and a half marathon Sunday morning.   The good news is the races are in my city so there’s no travel, dining out, or hotel room expenses.  I just have to drive to the start line and have a good time running. Fist pump for inexpensive race weekends….AND my favorite post of the week! Posts That Make Me Fist Pump Credit Card Facts to Scare Your Straight from The Jenny Pincher 7 Powerful Money Rules You Usually Ignore from The Money Principle 17 Staggering […] Read more »

Trouble Starting An Emergency Fund? Try A Change Jar!


The emergency fund is one of the fundamental tools needed for financial freedom. Without an emergency fund, any unexpected expense results in a financial crisis that could require some extreme measures to recover from. I know this from personal experience all too well. Once you have an emergency fund, keeping it going is easier because a person understands it’s true value. The problem is the initial startup of getting it going. It’s hard to change your spending habits to set aside money for those things that just pop up in life. It’s also hard to see money just sitting there […] Read more »

Fist Pump Friday: I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 9/16


My family and I are headed out of town today for a family event tomorrow.  Family from various parts of the Midwest will be coming together and staying in the same hotel this evening.  As my wife was booking our room, she found that we had accumulated enough points through the hotel chain’s rewards program to get a free night’s stay.  BONUS!  We don’t stay in hotel’s often, but my wife is diligent in making sure we get our points.  This is the first time we’ve accumulated enough points for a free room.  We may be going out of town […] Read more »

Save Money On Snapple® Tea With Price Rollback at Walmart!!!


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnappleRollback #CollectiveBias Here at Enemy Of Debt, we help you get the most out of your hard earned money.  If you like Snapple, you’re going to LOVE this money saving opportunity at Walmart! Stock Up On Snapple 64 Oz. Peach, Diet Peach, and Kiwi Strawberry- Buy 2/$3 on Rollback at Walmart! Buy your favorite Snapple flavors for only $1.50/64 Oz. bottle (originally $1.98) from now until November 30th. Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy more of your favorite Snapple drinks when […] Read more »

iPhone7: Worth the Hype, or Complete Waste Of Money?


Last week Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 7, causing much buzz among consumers. I know people that were watching the announcement live while they were at work. I witnessed unbounded praise on Facebook from friends that are fans of Apple. I’ve already seen iPhone 6 models up for sale as they’ve per-ordered their iPhone 7. With all of this, I figured I should at least familiarize myself with the wonders of this new phone and why people are getting ready to once again camp out in line to shell out a minimum of $649. I did some research and created […] Read more »