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Archive of ‘Managing Debt’ category

Need a credit card debt pep talk?

I avoid talking about debt a lot. Credit card debt, specifically. Which might sound a little crazy because I know it’s on your mind. It’s on my mind too. I hate debt. But I avoid writing about it because of its energy. It’s heavy. It’s loaded with shame. And it’s stealing your power and keeping […] Read more…

How I Beat Credit Cards

I hate credit cards. This hasn’t always been the case. Credit cards have been really useful to me in the past. They were my safety net when I was short on cash, my fail safe Ialwayshavethecard back up plan. But then I realized that credit cards had me trapped in an ugly cycle. Sure, I […] Read more…

Winter Blues? How to stay on track with your money

It’s a very grey January around here. Spring is nowhere in sight, it gets dark way to early and its flu season! For me, it takes a few weeks to snap out of this post-holiday, mid-winter fog. And when I’m in it, I’m not always my go-getter, Type-A-To-The-Max self. So, some stuff slides. It happens, […] Read more…

Two strategies to pay off your debt

There is a lot of personal finance advice out there! I personally love to read all the latest books on money management, but I realize not everyone is that big of a money nerd. So today I’m going to break down the guru wisdom of Dave Ramsey and Suze Orman and tell you how you […] Read more…

Why student loans worked for me

I reached a milestone in my financial journey this month that I have been looking forward to for a long time: I paid off my undergraduate student loans. While I feel relief that I’m closing that chapter of borrowing, looking back on my college preparation and experience, it was all worth it. With this in […] Read more…