Do you wish your personal financial life had a check engine light? Wouldn’t it be nice if when things weren’t going right in your financial life that something would light up on your dashboard and tell you that you needed to get it fixed?
I wanted to share some common mistakes people make with their personal finances. I am not picking on anyone, believe me, I have made most of these mistakes myself. And if you find yourself in a situation where you are being affected by these money mistakes, I’m hopeful you can look to my experiences for a little inspiration and hope. I’ve been there myself– I am a recovering money mistake-maker.
Since I began my journey to live debt-free, I’ve come across a whole lot of naysayers who seem to think my new perspective on money and debt is flawed. People are always trying to influence me and debate with me on why I should be in debt, or why it is ok to go into […]
A major factor in achieving financial independence and converting your life into one that is free of debt is learning to live on less than you make. Mastering this skill is difficult and it requires discipline, planning and budgeting, and the ability to say NO to that voice inside your head screaming “I want that!” […]
The first step, and the most important factor in debt elimination, is a firm commitment to reject debt… This change in attitude is not subtle or gradual but rather resembles the flip of a switch—it’s a resolute determination to make a clean break from the culturally accepted addiction to debt. –Luke V. Erickson […]
Not only should we teach men to get out of debt but we should teach them likewise to stay out of debt. -Harold B. Lee Possibly the most difficult part about becoming debt-free is finding the desire to do it. It is a lifestyle– meaning you’re going to have to make some very difficult […]
Recently married, stressed out of my mind, and living paycheck-to-paycheck with massive amounts of consumer debt weighing heavily on my shoulders, I began to search for some way (if there even was a way) I could gain control of the financial mess I had made for myself and my new wife. For years I played […]