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Conquering 6 Figure Debt

Conquering 6 Figure Debt

The New Year New You 2015 series was designed to immerse you in a month’s worth of stories all about dumping debt.  Eliminating debt can be long, lonely journey. It’s good to know that you’re not alone. We’ve heard from some who are just starting, to those near completion, to one couple who paid off...

How to be a DIY Bride and Host a Fabulous Wedding

How to be a DIY Bride and Host a Fabulous Wedding

The Knot.com released their annual, all-things-wedding survey and I was blown away by the average wedding costs for 2013 (from 13,000 bridal respondents). The average spent on a wedding in 2013 was just under $30,000. No? Yes. If you believe the Knot. It doesn’t stop there. Drilling down into the data, you’ll find that Manhattan,...

5 Budget Areas to Review Before Saying I Do

5 Budget Areas to Review Before Saying I Do

I recently installed a related posts plugin. It creates a list of links to articles with similar topics. The nostalgia has me reading old posts and strolling down memory lane. In four years of blogging and working to encourage #teamdebtfree members to maintain family budgets, save money, and strive for debt free living; we’ve amassed...

Are You Really Helping?

Are You Really Helping?

A recent exchange with a Team Debt Free member raised an interesting point. Is giving money the best way to help family and/or friends in need? Here’s my perfectly noncommittal take again – it depends. I will say, an automatic response to help with funds (even when you have them) is not ever the best...

How Not to Fight Over Money

How Not to Fight Over Money

This morning I had a sharp (read: nasty) reaction about a financial matter shortly before WonderMan left for work. Even with 11 years of progress learning to work as a team in financial matters under our belt, we are still susceptible to intense emotions when ugly surprises arise. The reaction took me back to our...