He’s Got Legs (Part 1 of 2)

He’s Got Legs (Part 1 of 2)

Ok DIVA friends I have a confession… I heart 80’s music. One of my all time favs – She’s Got Legs by ZZ Top. I have another confession…I really heart football. Yes, dear reader, some of us in Diva land are football fanatics and if you saw the Steelers-Jets AFC Championship game you know why!!

MOTIVATE-MYSELF Contest

MOTIVATE-MYSELF Contest

Comparing debt elimination to a marathon aggravates me. Marathons have a defined beginning and end point. You can judge an approximate end time. There’s honor in attempting the race, whether or not you cross the finish line. Debt elimination is a slow, hard, slog. Endless life-happens hurdles appear to distract, delay, or even derail your progress. Let’s face it, being in debt sucks. However, digging out can be even worse!!!! Why the sour-puss attitude? The Debt Free Divas remain upbeat and encouraged about the opportunities available to the debt-free committed. We just want to acknowledge that the process, while oh...

Bended Fender Brush with an Emergency Fund

Bended Fender Brush with an Emergency Fund

This past Monday, I was returning from an early morning doctor appointment. No problems there. Less than a mile from home, I attempted to make a right turn from the right lane. A coach bus in the left lane forcibly detached my car’s left rear bumper. To make matters worse, the bus continued straight as if nothing happened. Theatrics of a slow speed, two-block chase aside; I came face-to-face with insurance deductibles and emergency funds after discovering that our auto policy deductible was $1000. Yes, the coach bus was at fault.  I called my insurance company seeking assistance with the...

Unleashing Your Inner DIVA

Unleashing Your Inner DIVA

Hello World. It’s a New Year!! Time to unleash your INNER DEBT FREE DIVA (…or Dude)!! You know – the one you’ve been hiding from so long you barely recognize them anymore. The one longing to be free of the world’s want for red soled shoes, designer sofas and 60” 1080p LED HDTVs. Well this is YOUR year. BE FREE my friend BE FREE!! Free to shop the clearance rack without fear of reprisal. Free to own a 40” without losing friends.Free to proudly present your 2 for 1 dinner coupon…while on a date!! Free to be DEBT FREE!!

New Year, New You

New Year, New You

What are the top 3 resolutions for any new year? We’re revealing the answers on the Mid Day Money Show. Last week, the Debt Free Divas explored setting goals for 2011. I mentioned my borderline, obsessive tendency to create lists. As quirks go, I’m okay with a list-making obsession. However, as I reviewed our family goals for 2010, 2009, and then 2008, I noticed something. I’ve been rolling over many of the same goals for the last 3 years. Oh my. I make goals, but what am I accomplishing?