Posts filed under: Getting out of Debt

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! I am writing this post a little late in the week because we were fortunate enough to spend a lot of quality time with our families and friends! I hope you were able to do the same. In my post today, I review some ideas we are......
I’ve talked about getting your finances under control and the student debt issue we have in the U.S. in previous posts. Today, I want to focus exclusively on options and ideas for refinancing your student loans and ultimately, eliminating your student loan debt. In this post, I will discuss why it is important to refinance your student loans,......
In this post, I examine the question:  Is college the best option after high school? I understand this could be a controversial topic, and I will be the first to admit that the investment in my education has definitely paid off. However, there are different ways that I could have pursued a degree in Electrical......
In previous posts, I wrote about the steps we followed to get our finances under control and ultimately, get out of debt. In my post, How do you get your finances under control, I review the five steps we used during our get out of debt journey. In one of my other posts, How much......
Debt Free! Last week, we made our last payment of $6,400 to complete our last student debt payment. We started our journey toward financial freedom last December (2015) when we set a goal to eliminate the $97k we had in debt. The $97k consisted of three student loans ($50k, $20k and $7k) and two car......
I get extremely frustrated with the large banks and the government for the amount of money they are making off of student loans and credit card debt. If you are like me and have student loans (or credit card debt), you need to get serious about creating a budget. Creating a budget helped me get......
  • Get your finances under control
Do you have your finances under control? In this post, I will review how you can get your finances under control. This may sound naïve but before I became interested in personal finance I didn’t recognize the amount of money from my paycheck each month that was going toward debt. I kept a simple Excel......