The Mister took my car into the dealership today to get new tires and an oil change. I usually let him do things like that, because I know a trip to the dealership will inevitably include being hounded by salesmen to “trade up” and guarantees about how they can put us in a new car … Continue reading No Car Salesman, You Can’t ‘Meet or Beat’ My Car Payment
In an earlier post, I wrote about the 3 Steps to a Plan of Attack for Your Student Loans, and now I want to talk about the one tool that is absolutely essential in making it happen-- a budget. But Most People Don’t Budget According to a 2013 Gallup poll, two-thirds of Americans do not … Continue reading A Budget: The Essential Tool for Paying Off Your Student Loans
If you’ve ever met a military recruiter (or seen a recruiting commercial for that matter), you’ve heard of the “perks” that come along with being in the military -- free college, a job that’s meaningful, the ability to travel the world. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? In a lot of ways, it is. But in many … Continue reading And life happens. Thanks Army
1) Carry a water bottle whenever you leave the house. Yes, this one is super simple. Keeping a water bottle in hand when you aren’t at home will do two things. One, it will keep you hydrated. Two, it will curb the urge to purchase a drink while you are out. When we began to … Continue reading 3 Money-Saving Food Hacks to Start Today
Don’t you just love the feeling you get when you log into your student loan account each month and make a payment, only to see that your principal balance is barely going down; or worse, it’s growing thanks to an Income-Based Repayment plan? Me neither. That’s one of many reasons why I chose to get … Continue reading 3 Steps to a Plan of Attack for Your Student Loans
I’ve taken the plunge and started a blog to chronicle our journey in knocking out this pesky suffocating student loan debt. After a few days of trial and error, I think I’m ready to give this thing a go! The first step was to choose a blogging service. After reading what felt like an exorbitant … Continue reading Here We Go!