Last night, I had a reader contact me and ask a very poignant question. He asked if his family member should discuss finances with her potential future husband before getting engaged. She didn't think it was necessary until after engagement, and he said they should discuss "money, budgets, life goals, etc. now and not wait until a ring is exchanged." I totally agreed. My Response Here was … [Read more...] about Reader Question: Should You Talk About Finances Before Getting Engaged?
It seems like just last week I was asking you all if I should pay my student loans down or keep my savings bolstered up. And after some awesome discussion, I decided to plop $3,000 of my savings on those blasted student loans! That brought my total from about $14,000 to just under $11,000. I was pretty excited to see the progress, but to be honest, having these loans the past 4 years, it … [Read more...] about Four Figure Student Loans. W00t!
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I’ve been getting some AWESOME reader emails lately. I posted on last week about what to do with some extra cash after being AMAZING at saving. We had super awesome reader feedback in the comments as well, and Laura even came back in the comments to address all the suggestions. Really cool! Last week, I received another reader email asking about credit card churning and get bonus rewards. I’m … [Read more...] about Reader Question: How Do I Get My Family To Disney On Credit Card Points?
I am all about the budget! AND, I'm all about getting the most freebies you can to make every dollar stretch further! I've written a bunch of posts on how I take advantage of credit card rewards, and like to use my credit cards for every purchase to get some sweet bonuses. And I always pay them off on time, and don't pay a cent in interest. But having been a Dave Ramsey disciple, I always have the … [Read more...] about The Cash Gut Check
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