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Credit Card Debt Update – $1,649

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Just popping in quickly to give a credit card debt update. We were able to pay $850 more towards our debt and our total is now at $1,649. I actually updated the total this morning but ran out of time to write a post before work. I will be writing more tonight about where a […]


Ideas on How to Make Extra Money

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I have been doing some “computer cleaning” and I came across an article that I saved to share on here but never did. It’s from January, but the ideas are still valid: Making Extra Money Without Getting a Second Job I like their idea about Etsy. I didn’t know too much about the site. If […]


Q&A Opportunity With Junior Achievement

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I was contacted not too long ago by Junior Achievement. They were wondering if I would like to do an interview with them on here. I’ve done interviews in the past, but I never felt like I asked the right questions. So I wrote them back asking if I could ask you for your questions […]


A Decision Has Been Made

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I’d like to thank everyone for alerting me to the new advice that Suze Orman has when it comes to building up your savings or paying off credit card debt. She used to tell everyone to pay off their credit card debt. Now she’s saying to save…save…save. Her advice makes perfect sense. Credit cards companies […]


Watch Out for Recorded Calls

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Jen sent me a link to an article that is a must share! Several times in the past month I’ve received a recorded call from “Heather” with “Card Services” offering to lower the interest rates on all of my credit cards to 6.9 percent. She then instructs me to “press 1” to be transferred to […]


The Reasoning Behind Holding Onto Our Savings

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Marg asked a great question in the comments: I have a friend who is in a similar situation (has enough savings to pay off credit card debt but opts not to based on fear of emergency). Can you explain the reasoning to me? … If an emergency arises, why couldn’t you use a credit card? […]


No April Fools Jokes on Me

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The time stamp on this post is correct. I am a bit of a night owl tonight. I have been for the past few nights working to meet a deadline. My eyes are extremely tired and my cat is looking at me like, “Why aren’t you going to bed??” Sigh – my body is getting […]