BeingFrugal.net began as a personal journal to hold me accountable for my commitment to get out of debt. Getting out of debt is a high priority for my family, and I like to write about it [...]
The Debt Guy contacted me with this problem: I have currently taken some steps to attacking my debt situation. I have accrued $120,000 in student loans and my own personal finances are indebted. I have recently [...]
I recently received a question from Lisa. She asked, How can one be sure a debt consolidation company IS reputable? I have a friend who used two that really seemed reputable in our town. They had [...]
I had an interesting conversation with some blogging buddies recently. We were discussing debt, and I declared, as I often do, that debt is bad. One astute friend remarked, “Then what about that ad at the [...]
Have you ever thought about the power of a snowflake? Imagine a single snowflake. It’s tiny, and if it lands on your warm hand, it will melt quickly. Alone, it is powerless. But when combined with [...]
Just when I thought I had conquered the debt habit, I found myself in the midst of temptation. I almost didn’t have a post ready today. I had a hectic day yesterday, and my brain was [...]
Are credit cards for teens a good idea? Credit card companies are selling credit cards not only to adults, but to tweens and teens as well. Before you spit out your coffee, laughing over the greed [...]
One of the questions that many people ask themselves in times like these is this: should I pay down debt, or build my savings? This is a tough question. But many financial planning folks believe that [...]
In September my husband and I transferred all of our remaining credit card debt to the Citi Home Rebate card. The card had no annual fee, no balance transfer fee, and a 0% intro APR for [...]
I received an email from a reader the other day, asking about cash vs. debit cards, and he gave me permission to share with you all. The question was: If one were to stick to paying [...]
I'm just an average mom, trying to live a frugal life and get out of debt. I write about things that have (and haven't) worked to improve my family's financial situation. What works for me may or may not work for you, and you should always consult a financial advisor before making important financial decisions.
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