Check Out the PF Comics: Deliver Away Debt Revealed!

Photo Credit: Memory_Freak Jeff is one of my favorite bloggers. I love his passion and desire to get his family out of debt, even if it means he has to sacrifice himself in the process. This is the act of a selfless father and loving husband. An act that comes from wanting to make the family stronger. Becoming debt free is all about your family! This is why I wanted to write Jeff from Deliver Away Debt into the awesome PF Comics series put together by Fred & Jeremy over at Credit Card Daily. This comic also features and/or draws […] Read more »

My Story: A Mortgage Nightmare Confession

Have you ever looked back in time and wished you could do something all over again, or not at all? Hindsight always objectively highlights mistakes that we make, and often causes us to play the “if I knew then what I know now” game. Fortunately for us, this story has a light at the end of the tunnel. If anything, we learned a very valuable lesson in home ownership, specifically in terms of getting the right mortgage. As most of you know though, my wife and I decided long ago that once we were free from the bondage of mortgage […] Read more »

Tuesday Top 5 Roundup: Government Lies, Creative Accounting, & Who You Know

Photo Credit: Fovea Centralis Live and Learn: 5 Tips to Make Your Kids Financially Smarter – Currency (written by Len Penzo)  This is my VERY FAVORITE article! Great one Len! Married Money Management Step 4: Pay Off Your Debt (Damn It!) – Engaged Marriage Dustin and I go way back, and one of the reasons why is because this dude has some passion. You can guarantee that if you are reading a post he has written you are definitely getting fired up about it. Marriage is his forte, but as you will see, personal finance is no stranger to him. […] Read more »

Dessert Before Dinner? Why America Sucks At Managing Money

Photo Credit: Memory_Freak Have you ever wondered why America sucks at managing money? We’re not exactly a country that’s living off of table scraps ya know. We’re considered by most to be a prosperous nation. That may be true in terms of what we have compared to other countries, but certainly not true in terms of how we manage it. When it comes to the money and financial planning department, most Americans appear to be lacking! In America debt is a WAY OF LIFE! From the Joneses to [insert name of Government Bureaucrat here], America has lost its way. People […] Read more »

Debt Free News From A Debt Free Reader #14

Welcome to Another Debt Free Friday Baby! This next debt free blogger is an inspiration, and quite frankly, I like her style. She is something that doesn’t seem to go together these days; young and financially savvy. Something else that I find interesting is how she embraced minimalism to combat her prior spending habits. My wife and I have felt the liberating feeling that comes with getting rid of our crap, and recently made great money doing it. I am definitely a believer that less is actually better! The other thing I like about FB is her nomadic side. I […] Read more »

Teaching Kids About Money – Here’s What Helps

Photo Credit: Memory_Freak This is a guest post written by Clair Schwan. I can’t say that I have a lot of experience with kids, but I have a lot of experience with money, and part of my childhood involved what I thought was a good training program about the value of money and how it might best be handled. I had four of the best teachers I could possibly ask for – two grandparents who were young adults in the Great Depression, and two parents who grew up in it and struggled through the challenging economic times surrounding World War […] Read more »

Debt Snowball Pro App Giveaway (iPhone & iPod)

If you have been a fan of Enemy of Debt for anytime at all, then you know I became debt free by using the debt snowball method. I didn’t have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or an iPad when getting out of debt, but if I did, I would of definitely loved being able to track my progress using this App. Thanks to Matthew King, today I will be giving away Five Debt Snowball Pro Apps to help you manage and track your debt elimination progress with ease. There is much controversy in the financial world about which technique should be […] Read more »

It’s True, I Get Paid to Write for American Express

American Express? Yep, You Read That Correctly I was recently contacted by someone who wanted to know if I would be interested in getting paid to write articles geared towards helping young people become more financially responsible. I responded with interest and wanted to know more. When I found out that the new site called CURRENCY, was being developed by American Express and Federated Media, I chuckled at the irony, but the timing couldn’t have been better. Currency Launched on Tuesday. Here are two of my published articles: Looking for a Job? Get Creative Going Back to School? Don’t Ruin […] Read more »

Saying “I Can’t” Is Just Like Saying “I Don’t Want To”

Photo Credit: haydnseek Have you ever said “I can’t?” I have, and you probably have too. What is it that you are really saying when you speak those words? Are you saying you lack the ability to learn, or are you saying you lack the desire to try? I personally feel the phrase “I can’t” is the equivalent of saying “I don’t want to”. If you wanted to do something, wouldn’t you try, and if you didn’t, you couldn’t say I couldn’t, you would have to then say I didn’t? (Tongue twister—I know) 🙂 Unfortunately, many people say I can’t […] Read more »

Consumer Debt: The Black Hole of Personal Finance

A black hole is considered to be the most dangerous place in the universe. And in matters of personal finance, I consider debt to be that place. Sure there are other areas of the financial universe that can cause dangerous circumstances to arise, but the same can be said for the universe. A black hole is not the only way to “meet your maker”, but it probably is the fastest and most destructive. The major difference I can see, is that unlike getting sucked into a black hole, with debt, you CAN escape its gravitational pull. The only way to […] Read more »

Debt Free News From A Debt Free Reader #13

Hey everyone! Welcome to another Debt Free Friday! I was recently inspired to ask another passionate debt free blogger to share his story on Enemy of Debt for all of you to enjoy. His comment was filled with passion, which you know I love, so I had to send him an invite. I know you will be as inspired by his debt free news as I was by all of his recent comments. Have a wonderful DEBT FREE weekend! Check out Steven Williams’ awesome debt free story. I think there’s a “bondage-free” revolution happening right now, won’t you join us? […] Read more »

How Your Financial Decisions Can Impact The Family You Love

How many financial decisions do you make in a week? From what you buy, to how you pay for it, every time you make a financial decision, the consequences can affect your family. Single? You’re not excluded, because although some of your decisions may not affect your future family, many will, and it’s up to you to recognize the impact of those decisions. Unfortunately, many Americans find themselves suffering from “crisis living”, something I used to be very familiar with. With too much debt and no savings to think of, living paycheck to paycheck is a gruesome reality. The Consequences […] Read more »

Top 5 Posts: Children, Frugality, and Self Reliance

Photo Credit: Memory_Freak Children, Frugality, Self Reliance, Snowballs, and A Better You There were a lot of fantastic articles as usual, but these were the ones that I liked the BEST! Enjoy! Teach Your Children Well-Part I – Thomas J. Stanley Relocating To Save Money On Housing – Frugal Dad Radical Self Reliance in the New Economy – Out Of Your Rut How a Debt Snowball Works (Short Video) – Deliver Away Debt Is Your Life Too Small for You? – My Super-Charged Life Carnival I participated in last week: Best of Money Carnival #67 – Hosted by Matt About […] Read more »

5 Money Lessons I Learned From My Chiropractor

Guest Post by: Kris Bickell. Photo Credit: Podknox If you’ve ever had back pain, you know that it is a constant struggle. Some days you feel free good. Other days you feel the pain. And you’re always only one stumble, bump, or bend from another painful episode. Unfortunately, for many people it’s the same with money and credit card debt – you have good days, and bad days, but you’re just one unexpected car repair bill, medical expense, or home repair from more financial pain. Sure, the bills may disappear for a while, but the struggle to pay off your […] Read more »