Eating For (Much) Less

As I mentioned in my living on $10 a day post, how much you spend on food can vary dramatically. Here are some of the ways I save on food without turning to ramen, beans and water, etc. Use Your Freezer – Just because you can’t finish an entire loaf of bread by yourself before […]

How to Live on $10 a Day

Think you could live with just ten dollars of disposable income per day? It sounds scary if you’re used to enjoying life, but it is not only possible, the ten dollar a day rule is practical, too. You have heard the argument before, but it’s the little things that we purchase every day that add […]

Debt Free Step Three: Your Debt Management Plan

To get out of debt, you need a plan. But pick a plan that is too aggressive and you may not be able to keep up. Learn how to choose a plan that will actually work.

Debt Free Step Two: How Much Debt Do You Have?

Are you so in debt you ignore your bills? And even if you’re still paying them, when is the last time you looked beyond the minimum payments? If you seriously want to get out of debt, you need to face the ugly numbers…

Debt Free Step One: Create Financial Goals

Faced with debt it is tempting to spend sleepless nights aimlessly crunching numbers, as if the right few calculator taps will make that red ink disappear. Sadly we both know that won’t happen…

Debt Free in Seven Steps

Got debt? You’re not alone. The average American’s credit card balance is over $8,000. Even if you’re in over your head, you don’t need to spend more money than you already have to get out of debt…

Building Wealth by Owning Less

All my life I have lived among the American upper-middle class, but I never had the money to actually count myself in this group. But of course I tried. It was a classic case of keeping up with the Jones’, and unfortunately, the more I tried to keep up, the poorer I became. Don’t get […]

Should You Pay Off Credit Card Debt or Contribute to a 401(k)?

Should you start saving for retirement with a 401(k) before paying off credit card debt? It depends on your situation, but for most people the answer is…