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Credit Card Debt Update – It’s a Biggie!

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Our credit card debt as of today is $2,499!! Our savings is $3,800. We are past that very sweet point where we could technically be credit card debt-free since we have enough in our savings to cover our credit card debt. Yay! As tempting as it is, we are not going to use our savings […]


An Awesome Quote…

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I caught an ABC news clip about dealing with economic stress. I heard the person being interviewed give this quote – and I had to type it out to share. “We have gotten into the habit of spending money we haven’t earned, to buy things we don’t need, to impress people that we don’t like. […]


Lower Debt to Credit Ratio vs. Possible Slashing of Credit Limit

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A reader sent me an email about a situation that they noticed lately… I have known several people lately who have been working toward paying their credit card balances down. They’ve been rewarded for this by having their limits slashed and interest rates dramatically increased – both of which have had a huge negative impact […]


LCD Obsession is No More

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A friend invited us over this weekend to watch a Blue Ray movie on his huge LCD TV. I wasn’t sure about doing it at first because I have been wanting a LCD TV for a while now. I like to think of it as the one thing I have wanted all this time but […]


It’s Hard to Not Think About Money

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I took the day off yesterday. Well, that was the plan. I cheated a bit and did work on our business some. When inspiration strikes, it’s hard to ignore. At least I didn’t work on it as much as I normally would have on a Saturday. I think trying to not think about money was […]


When Life Puts Things Back in Perspective

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During our debt reduction journey, there were times where I became so focused on reducing our debt it started to consume me. When I wasn’t working, I was on the computer trying to make more money or trying to find ways to save more money. Then there were the times that I went around the […]


This Just In – Free Jean Chatzky Book Download Tomorrow

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UPDATE: I just went to download my copy and it is only for Oprah.com members. Becoming a member is free. Oprah is offering a free download of Jean Chatzky’s Book titled, The Difference. It’s only for a limited time Friday and Saturday. The book will be available for download from 11 a.m. ET Friday [03-13-09] […]