Hi guys! This week, I wanted to talk more about a practical application of paying off debt. Last week, we touched on the avalanche and the snowball methods of paying off debt early. The avalanche method focus on paying off the debt with the highest interest rate first. The snowball method focuses on paying off the debt with the lowest balance first. Using the monthly net pay of $2,500 that we started with last week, let’s take a detailed look at the snowball method.Continue reading “Practically Paying Off Debt”
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Cash, Credit or Debit?
Hi guys! I hope you’re having a great week so far. We’ve been spending a lot of time talking about building a good foundation for financial freedom. Today, I wanted to switch gears a little bit and talk about the actual act of spending. We all know the best way to be debt-free is not to get into debt in the first place, but is that really possible? Is it better to only use cash? For everything? Would debit cards be better? Are credit cards just a gateway to destruction? Let me tell you how I handle each one.Continue reading “Cash, Credit or Debit?”
Hi guys! OK, it’s been about three weeks since you’ve started tracking your expenses. You’ve had a little time to look at your current spending habits and see where your money is actually going. Is it what you expected? Are you totally surprised? Chances are, this exercise was eye-opening, even if just a little bit, but that was the point. For you to see exactly where you are. Now, let’s move on to the next step… building a little cushion.Continue reading “Rainy Days”
Financial Check-Up: Where are you now?
Hi guys! To get a good foundation on our finances, we need to do one more important thing: a check-up. Yep, your finances need to have check-ups too. One thing that was very apparent in 2020 was that the vast majority of us were not in good financial health, and a lot of people are still feeling those affects. Incomes have changed, living situations have changed, and for many families, medical expenses have changed as well. I think most people genuinely want to get a good handle on their financial situations but just don’t know where to start.Continue reading “Financial Check-Up: Where are you now?”