Debt Free

  • If You’re the Parent of Your Business, How Do You Know When to Take Off the Training Wheels?

    For those of us that are parents, we have the innate ability to see the worst-case scenario. We see the glass of milk perched on the edge of the counter and we immediately envision it spilling everywhere. We see our children swinging high on the monkey bars and envision them falling off or hurting themselves. It is this kind of forward thought that we can ...

    Posted at April 1, 2013 | By : | Categories : Debt Free | 0 Comment
  • Carrie’s Top Three Tips (with Carrie Smith from Careful Cents)

    I recently got the privilege to chat with Carrie Smith of Careful Cents about the unique challenges facing young solopreneurs.  The uphill battle toward success can be overwhelming (and almost make that old corporate job look easy), but here are Carrie’s top three tips for new, growing entrepreneurs. Number 1: know what pace to grow your business.  Decide how much money you ...

    Posted at February 2, 2013 | By : | Categories : Debt Free | 0 Comment
  • Talking Debt Freedom, Holidays and Holi-debts with Ally LoPrete of This Little Parent Stayed Home

    What a fun time with Ally LoPrete of This Little Parent Stayed Home yesterday talking parenthood, business, debt and money in the holidays.  Ally shared that early in her marriage, she set herself up for a world of hurt by celebrating both Hanukkah and Christmas.   Not wanting Hanukkah to be overshadowed, it got out of hand when the little ones came along.  ...

    Posted at November 27, 2012 | By : | Categories : Debt Free | 0 Comment
  • Debt Freedom MBA

    Bill and Susan are a happily married couple, but over the years their financial life had gotten away from them.  They were both employed, but in fields that we contracting during the current economic times so their income had dropped.  They had an RV they once enjoyed, but now they were working so hard they didn’t have time to travel.  On ...

    Posted at June 26, 2012 | By : | Categories : Debt Free | 0 Comment
  • When Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps Aren’t Enough

    I’m a huge fan of Dave Ramsey, his baby steps and his philosophy about money. I think he does a great job leading people out of debt to financial freedom. But there are times when you need more. You need more than baby steps, you need a giant leap. The debt’s too bid, there’s not enough income to attack it or ...

    Posted at June 12, 2012 | By : | Categories : Debt Free | 0 Comment
  • Your Debt Doctor

    Debt is a burden, a heavy weight.  Anyone who’s ever carried it can attest to its constant presence.  Debt makes itself known constantly, at work, at home, during family time, on holidays.  It’s just as present as illness and disease.   Dictionary.com definition of disease is:   “a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body...illness; ...

    Posted at May 9, 2012 | By : | Categories : Debt Free | 0 Comment
  • Cleaning Up the Past

    I spoke with 2 couples this week who had faced hard times in the last year when they were out of work.  During this time they incurred credit card debt.  Times are much better now, thankfully, but the credit card debt is still hanging around.  In both instances the best solution was bankruptcy, but we also ...

    Posted at March 29, 2012 | By : | Categories : Debt Free | 0 Comment
  • What Does Debt Free Feel Like?

    On the second day of a week vacation, after the packing and driving has been done, you have a good breakfast and get in the car your head filled with the places you came to see.  The rest of the week stretches before you.  All the reasons you came to this beautiful place are still an excited ...

    Posted at February 28, 2012 | By : | Categories : Debt Free | 0 Comment
  • So Many Terms, So Little Clarity – Debt Negotiation v. Debt Work-Out

    Debt negotiation is for people who have, or will have, access to a lump sum of money to settle a debt.  That money could come from savings, cashing in stock, cashing out retirement, borrowing from life insurance, borrowing from family or a second job.   Debt work-out is for situations where that money is not likely coming, but ...

    Posted at February 24, 2012 | By : | Categories : Debt Free | 0 Comment
  • Feeling Better v. Being Better

    Antibiotics come in a “course”.  You have to take the whole lot of them no matter how you feel.  If you fail to down thelast of the prescription those germs will rise up once again in attack. The same is true of handling debt.  It’s not enough to have a plan.  A perfectly strategized plan that’s not put in ...

    Posted at February 7, 2012 | By : | Categories : Debt Free | 0 Comment
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