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“I’m Worthless” Party!

I think it’s important to celebrate milestones in life and along the way towards larger goals.  I was debt free up until I went to college.  I was advised by my parents to get a credit…


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A Free Country of Debt Enslaved Citizens

Today is the 4th of July. Here in the US it is celebrated as the day the colonies unanimously declared their independence from Great Britain.  Technically, we had already separated when the Second Continental Congress had approved the…


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$5 Coffee or $700 Ironman?

If you’re like me, when you make the decision to eradicate debt from your life you start by making a plan.  If you’re a nerd like me, you run projections to see how long you think…


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How to make a POS car reliable

I understand the need to have reliable transportation.  After all, if you can’t get to work, you can’t get out of debt.  I drive 25 miles each way to work, that’s 12,500 miles just to…


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I need a safe car!

You know you’ve hear it from others, you may even say it yourself: “I have kids I need a safe car!”  This is the mantra for people trying to justify why they have payments on a car….


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The OTHER reason to use the Debt Snowball

People are always debating which method of paying off debt is better.  The Avalanche method (aka highest interest rates first) is mathematically superior and will cause you to pay the least amount of interest.  The…