Debt

This article may contain affiliate links. It doesn’t matter if you graduated college 10 years ago or 10 days ago, student loan debt can be suffocating. So, why am I talking to you about suffocating student loan debt? Because if you’re one of the many people who suffer from this affliction, I’m here to tell [...]

As you all know, I rarely accept guest posts here on Mad Money Monster, but I made an exception. I was approached by The Penny Hoarder to write a contribution piece for their website all about saving for your future over saving for your kids’ future. Since I’m quite passionate about that topic, I was [...]

Remember when you were a kid and you were afraid of the monster in the closet? Do you remember how you overcame that fear? I remember forcing myself to stay awake long past the point of exhaustion, as well as covering my head with the covers in the middle of a hot summer night. Not [...]

This article may contain affiliate links. As I was perusing the Interweb this week, I came across some survey results that outlined the extent to which parents are taking on student loans for their kids. Truth be told, these results floored me. I’m shocked at the number of parents who are willing to jeopardize their own [...]

It’s true. I’m going to tell you my secret for how I paid off $25,000 in loans in a mere 15 years. I hope you detect the sarcasm. When I graduated college in 2002, I walked away with a degree and student loan debt totaling $25,000. I made most of the right moves when it [...]

So, let me guess, you’ve been looking at your finances lately and aren’t getting a warm and fuzzy feeling? You feel like everyone around you is moving at a lightening speed, eliminating debt and building wealth? Of course you feel this way. Social media makes it so. Seeing your friends posting their picture-perfect family on vacation [...]

Last week I was reading all about how Mr. and Mrs. Our Next Life paid off their mortgage! Kudos to them. When I read that article, I suddenly felt this sense of urgency. We, too, are focusing on paying off our mortgage. In our household, we really value living debt free. And yes, we know we have [...]

I warned you that before Mr. MMM and I met and decided to light ourselves on FIRE (figuratively speaking, of course) we made all the financial mistakes in the book. Lucky for you, earlier today I was scrolling through my mental roladex (do they still exist?) and found the file categorized One of the Dumbest Mistakes [...]

When it comes to higher education there are generally two sides of the story. Which side you tend to find yourself often correlates with your experience. I know when I was younger all I wanted to do was go to a flashy school. Flashy when I was in high school was the local expensive private [...]

This article may contain affiliate links. Please see our Disclosure for more info. As the new year starts to take shape and I take inventory of all that I have and all that I have done, I realize that I am oftentimes too hard on myself – I’m guessing many of you are in the [...]

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