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Dating Bad Debtors

Dating Bad Debtors

For years, I can remember my mother warn against marrying a man with bad credit. I always lumped that pearl of wisdom into the eat-your-veggies & wear-clean-undies (in case of accident) pile. I liked my suitors tall, dark, and handsome; credit worthiness rarely – if ever – entered into the equation. After eight years of...

Friday Feedback: Paying Bills On Time

Friday Feedback: Paying Bills On Time

This month, the Midday Money Show has focused on rebuilding after financial hiccups, setbacks, or even catastrophes. Life happens and sometimes we have no control. We can always, however, control our response. Playing the victim and doing the ostrich dance (burying your head) may seem appealing. It’s just not very productive. Reclaiming victory by learning...

Budget Mo-beel

Budget Mo-beel

We’ve taken the plunge. We’ve stepped out on faith. We have dipped our toe into the murkey waters of cash car buying. As one who is philosophically done with payments on anything that doesn’t include four walls, a roof, and an anticipated appreciation value, we’ve attempted to put our money where our principles are. This...

Reasons We Have Debt

Reasons We Have Debt

Efrem Jackson has a unique name, but some very down-to-earth views on debt reduction. I attended a helpful workshop hosted by Lifeline Church of Chicago on Monday night. Jackson – of Free to Serve Ministries in Des Moines, Iowa – shared the following insight on why we have debt. Ignorance – Knowledge really is power....

If I Was Homeless and Poor…

If I Was Homeless and Poor…

If I Was Homeless and Poor, How Would I Begin to Change My Situation?   This is a blog swap chain letter organized through the Yakezie network! There are 4 stops. Check out my post at Financial Success for Young Adults the next stop! Derek, from Life And My Finances, wrote this post. You can...