4 Ways to Eliminate Debt

There is a lot of interest right now in reducing debt, and that’s a good thing. And there are several debt reduction approaches that have proven successful for many people. We can focus on paying the smallest debt, the largest debt, or the debt with the highest interest rate. Or we can use debt consolidation […]

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4 Ways to Eliminate Debt

There are several debt reduction approaches that have proven successful for many people. We can concentrate or focus on paying the smallest debt, the largest debt, or the debt with the highest interest rate. Or we can use debt consolidation and simplify the situation with a single bill each month. To compare the methods, let’s assume […]

Eliminating Debt !

The most popular approaches to debt elimination are: paying off the largest debt first, paying off the smallest debt first, paying off the debt with the highest interest rate first, and loan consolidation. In my book “Personal Finance Simply Understood” I walk through a detailed analysis of these approaches using various loan and debt amounts, and […]

Encouragement

Let’s face it, prudent personal finance is like swimming against the current. We spend wisely and save according to a plan that meets short-term and long-term needs; we’re paying down debt, and more than the minimum on credit cards, and we’re making some sacrifices along the way. There are trade-offs in every financial decision we’re […]

Whats New?

Financial headlines and articles about the federal budget in Washington, changes in HealthCare costs, interest rate predictions, and the daily changes of foreign markets, do their best to make a case for our attention. There is a continual supply of recommendations for financial changes we should make based on the latest news and insight. If […]

Personal Finance Planning: Getting Started

When we’re just starting out with little or nothing in terms of a personal finance plan, the task can seem daunting, even ominous. We struggle with where to begin, finding all of the information, condensing it, and determining a course of action. There are other important things demanding our time and as long as there’s […]

Personal Finance Habits

Economic changes over the last 3 decades have been dramatic, especially in recent years. The housing market, unemployment rate, and increases in medical expenses (to name a few), have contributed to many financial hardships and difficulties. Headlines tout glimmers of hope as enough jobs are created one month, the stock market rallies one day, or […]