Stories: One Bank Account

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Telling stories is what bloggers do, and most bloggers tell stories because the people in their lives are tired of hearing them…at least that’s what my wife thinks.  As we move along in this process, we’ll occasionally take a detour to story time.  This gives me the chance to share some personal aspects of our […]

Great Article in The Economist

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Well, book review, but nonetheless.  I think the review is worth a read, and certainly consider check the book out at the library. I think it’s important to understand the motivation of people when they give you financial advice.  That’s why you should only use fee, not commission, based financial services.  You should also read […]

Have a Clear Goal and Vision

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The journey you’ve embarked on isn’t like anything you’ve ever done before. This isn’t a New Year’s Resolution or a fad diet. This is a lifestyle change that requires work, dedication, and commitment. Without a clear vision and a clear goal, you will never be able to muster the focus and determination to get there. […]

Setting Reasonable Financial Goals

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When we got married, Heather was interested in living overseas and serving as a Mission Coworker for the Presbyterian Church (USA). With $90,000 of debt, we both knew this would be impossible. So, we made a commitment to take control of our debt and change our financial situation within five years. Our original goal was […]

Financial Status Check

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On Wednesday, we discussed understanding your financial situation.  The first step to being debt free is stopping the bleeding.  Quit adding to your credit cards, quit spending money you don’t have.  Today, we’re going to take a deeper look at your financial situation and start planning to get out of debt for good. The next […]

Understanding the Situation

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“Sure, Doug, put them all on my tab.” I said this so many times it became second nature. Doug was, and still is, a bartender at my favorite bar in Charleston, South Carolina. My friends and I found ourselves there many nights during my college years and I almost always ended the night with that […]