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How to Survive and Thrive After Failing at Business

How to Survive and Thrive After Failing at Business

Happy New Year #teamdebtfree. Failing businesses isn’t the sunniest topic to resume writing for the New Year. Not at first glance. However, sit tight. You’re about to delve intimately into my entrepreneurial experience – 10 years in the making – and emerge better off; without all the bumps and bruises. 2015 was a year of...

How Damus Kicked Butt and Dumped $125K in Debt of 1 Year

How Damus Kicked Butt and Dumped $125K in Debt of 1 Year

Damus Smith wanted to be the next Sean John, FUBU, or what have you. He has a gift for entrepreneurship and and eye for fashion. Why not start a clothing line. He was rubbing shoulders with Russel Simmons – chasing his dream. He was also over $100,000 in debt. Just like a good ‘ole overcoming...

5 Financial Reasons to Avoid Co-mingling if you Cohabitate

5 Financial Reasons to Avoid Co-mingling if you Cohabitate

As this experience running a laundromat officially winds down, I was recently engaged in conversation with yet another colorful personality. We’ve had the laundromat since 2003. This most recent exchange reminded me of some of the more memorable characters we’ve met over the years. Gun-toting Granny. This very seasoned citizen, probably in her 70’s with...

Fear the Foreclosure and Create a Debt Free Stress Free Life

Fear the Foreclosure and Create a Debt Free Stress Free Life

That’s exactly what the guest on this episode of the Midday Money Show podcast did to right her financial ship and pay off almost $80,000 in credit card and student loan debt. Maureen Campaiola has an engaging North Eastern accent and even more engaging tale of being forced into facing her issues with money. Do...

Hard Heads Make a Soft Bank Account

Hard Heads Make a Soft Bank Account

You don’t believe that fat meat is greasy. A hard head makes a soft behind. A stitch in time saves nine. While not much of a connoisseur of greasy meats nor blessed with the gift of stitch, I love these timeless truisms designed to help us avoid pitfalls. Be honest. How many times have you...