I Love You Like a Blogger Roundup – 10/31


My fist pumps are bitter sweet this week, my friends.  If you are in the habit of checking out my links of shameless self promotion, you’ll know that I post every Wednesday in the online community of CareOne Debt Relief Services.  CareOne is the debt relief provider that Vonnie and I used to pay off $109,000 in credit card debt.  It was also where I was introduced to the blogging world and started my second career as a freelance writer.  It is with a heavy heart that I say that unless something unforeseen occurs, this week’s post is likely my […] Read more »

It’s Time to Invest In a Barcode System: 3 Signs


Business owners: is it time to invest in a barcode system? Barcodes can be found just about anywhere: supermarkets, hardware stores, diners, bookstores, and all manner of retail outlets. Typically, large businesses use barcode printing and scanning systems in order to operate by tracking inventory, categorizing, organizing, and managing finances. In the past, these tasks have been “no small order,” so to speak. However, the future has brought with it technological innovations that are remapping the way small and large businesses alike handle inventory organization and many other important tasks. Those who have been slaving over pads of paper and […] Read more »

How to Sell Your House for Top Dollar

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There are so many people out there that are looking for homes to buy. If you are interested in selling your house soon, then I would suggest that you put it on the market immediately. But, keep in mind that if your house is not in perfect condition, you will not get top dollar for it. So what should you do to make sure you get the most money for your house? There are a few areas that come to mind. Be Sure There Are No Leaks Any sort of leak can be a deal breaker for buyers. If they […] Read more »

Navigating The Pace of Debt Reduction


Happy Wednesday, EOD Nation!  I have a very special guest post for you today from friend and fellow blogger Prudence Debt Free.  She’s been a regular visitor to Enemy Of Debt for what seems like as long as I’ve been writing here.  Once I followed the link to her site and started reading I was hooked.  Today, she brings her story to Enemy of Debt.  Enjoy the post, and give her some comment love – then go check out her blog.  You’ll be hooked too! DD3 = Third dear daughter DH = Dear husband DD2 = Second dear daughter DD3’s […] Read more »

Coupon Alert: Last Minute Savings On Halloween Treats! #ScarySavings


If you’re like me, you wait until the last minute to pick up the treats to be handed out on Halloween eve.  Sometimes the early bird gets the worm, but in this case procrastinators get the opportunity to use a coupon good for #ScarySavings at Walmart.   If you’re one of those people that were planning to pick up Halloween treats on your way home from work one day this week, Don’t miss your last chance to get this special Halloween coupon for $2.00 off (1) 6pk. 8oz cans or (2) 2L of participating soda and (2) bags of Mars® candy.  This […] Read more »

6 Reasons to Use a Loan Calculator

Credit is absolutely pants if you’ve got good enough reports to secure the best rates. Unfortunately, following the credit crunch, not that many of us are able to get those rates. That means we end up paying a little or a lot more on our credit purchases. How much depends on what we’ve been buying, and of course how good (or bad) looking our file with the credit reporting agencies might be. But no matter how good your report is you’re still paying interest on anything you’ve borrowed. How much interest depends on quite a few factors, and simple math […] Read more »

Finding a Cell Phone Promotion By Accident Saved Us $250

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If you want to chop down the price of your cell phone bill, there are about a dozen ways to do it.   If you want to cut the price of the monthly service you could go with a no contract provider, you could sign up for only talk and text, or you could even just pay for minutes. It all depends upon what you want out of your cell phone service.   Additionally, the cost of phones varies widely based upon brand name and capability. A person can pick up a basic phone from any mobile phone provider inexpensively or a […] Read more »

Debt Free and Still Can’t Get a Decent Interest Rate? Things You May have Missed


So I finally got my finances back on track, but as life would have it my car broke down and I needed to finance a new one. I go to my local bank to apply for an auto loan, when the bank representative explains that if I do obtain a loan through them, I am looking at very high interest rates…. But why? I spent the last two years rebuilding my credit and paying off my debts. I simply couldn’t wrap my head around how suddenly I was still labeled as someone having bad or less than perfect credit? Reluctantly, […] Read more »

I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 10/24


My daughter wanted to have a Halloween party with her friends, so we’ve been busily helping her with the planning and collecting the needed supplies.   We’ll be decorating the garage and doing prep work tonight, and her party is tomorrow evening.  There will be some special treats, a decked out garage, music, and pumpkin carving.   As we have little discussions here or there to put the finishing touches on the party, I can see a little gleam in her eye.  I know that look, it’s the same one her mother gets when she’s planning an event.  I’m really looking forward […] Read more »

How to Save Money when Shopping for Clothes


There are certain things that all people need to function normally every day. One of these things is clothing. However, the cost of a wardrobe can be overwhelming at the checkout. With some strategic shopping it is possible to acquire some great deals when shopping for any type of clothing. Always Buy Items on Sale One of the best ways to save money on clothing is to get it when it is on sale. Often retail stores will hold sales on seasonal clothing that is on display. The store would rather sell these products at a lower price than to […] Read more »

Save Money, and Your Credit Using FICO Score Watch


Please note that a commercial relationship exists between our site and FICO® that could include FICO providing us with product and other forms of payment. The views of the author(s) herein do not necessarily reflect the views of FICO. FICO is not a credit repair organization as defined under federal or state law, including the Credit Repair Organizations Act, and does not provide “credit repair” services or advice or assistance regarding “rebuilding” or “improving” credit records, credit history or credit ratings. I logged into the myFICO website, and within a few clicks I was staring at my current financial state […] Read more »

Motivational Monday: Mistakes Pave The Way To A Greater Success


I caught a segment on a popular morning news program in which the CEO of Google was being interviewed. The line of questioning centered on the type of potential employee Google typically looks for and the kinds of ideas that would catch the eye of Google as something they would want to pursue. The CEO gave the example two potential ideas, one that would result in a car that could get 50 miles to the gallon, and one that would get 500 miles to the gallon. While the first idea would be more easily attainable and very useful in the […] Read more »

How to Get Ahead If You’re Living Paycheck to Paycheck (Part 2)

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In the first article in the series, I covered eight things that might cause you to end up trapped in a paycheck to paycheck life. In this second post, I’m going to show you a few things you can do to get your finances under control, stop spending more than you make, and end the paycheck to paycheck cycle for good. If you read the last article, at this point you’ve probably figured out some of the top reasons why you’re struggling financially. Once you understand those reasons, I explained that it was important to get your mindset right and […] Read more »

I Love You Like A Blogger Roundup – 10/17


The kids are off of school Thursday and Friday of this week so we decided to something fun with them.  We live about an hour south of the Minneapolis/St.Paul metropolitan area, and door to door it’s about 70 minutes to the Mall Of America.  In the middle of the mall is an indoor amusement park called Nickelodeon Universe.  I get all day ride wrist bands at a great discount (about 33% off), which helps with the cost.  We allowed them each to bring one friend, and we spent the day riding rides, checking out a few stores, and then meeting […] Read more »