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In 2012, knelt on the floor, with my forehead resting on the edge of my bed, I was crumpled into nothingness, hysterically sobbing. In that moment, I felt totally and utterly hopeless, because... I had a problem that nobody knew. I was carrying a secretive and...read more
6 Mortgage Mistakes I Made Paying Off My Mortgage Early 6 Mistakes I Made Paying Off My Mortgage Early While we have been pretty happy about our paid off mortgage, not everyone feels the same way. Sure haters are going to hate, and everyone has their own opinion...read more
I have a great guest post for your today from Tom at Fired Up Millennials. Tom is running towards Financial Freedom. The first thing on his list is to pay off his credit card debt. There are some great ways to pay off credit card debt quickly in this post so make sure...read more
It's been a little over a year since our family has been enjoying debt-free living. We paid off our mortgage of $320,000 in 6 years. Then we got out of the rest of our debt in another year after that. All in all, I wasn't sure was what it would be like to live debt...read more
Imagine waking up not too long from now and you are completely out of debt. What would you do differently? This has been my reality for the past year. I have to say life without debt is as sweet as I thought it would be. This isn't going to be your standard 5 steps...read more
"So... lump sum mortgage payment or increase my monthly mortgage payment?" This was the big question that was thrown at me over dinner with friends last week. Invitably the topic of mortgages come up when we are with friends. A mortgage is your biggest expense and I...read more
Hey everyone! I have a great guest post from my buddy over at Britt and the Benjamins. She recently wrote about how she isn't rushing to pay off her mortgage. I thought it would be a great way to show that there are many roads to becoming a money master. This post...read more
Hey everyone, I have a great post from Drew Cloud over at The Student Loan Report, since student loans affect so many of us I thought it would be great to have Drew give us some tips for taking control of your student debt. Make sure to check out his site...read more
If you are new to this site, we became mortgage free at the beginning of this year. More recently, we just became debt free this past week!!! One of the questions I get a lot is "How did we do it". While I usually allude to having a big "Why" is more important that...read more
Here's how the story ends...My hands were shaking as I drove to the bank last Friday, I was going down to make the last payment on our mortgage. As I drove there I keep thinking, "I can't believe we are at this point! A paid off mortgage!!! I can't believe we made it!...read more
Debt Free Isn't What I Thought It Would Be This month was our first full month being debt free. No more loans, mortgages or lines of credit. It's been great, but it wasn't what I expected. The past 5, 10... ok all the years of my normal adult life have had some sort...read more
While buying a home is a memorable first experience full of pride and excitement, getting to pay for that home over the next 20-30 years is something ..ahem… shall we say less memorable. But you can become mortgage free. Quickly paying off your mortgage is a real...read more
Being a first-time homebuyer can leave even the most balanced person feeling a little off. There are so many things do before buying a home that you need all the tips you can get. Buying a home is a huge rite of passage for everyone and if done right can actually be...read more
The 1 Thing You Should Change on Your Mortgage Today I just got off an email and I couldn't wait to share it with you. I was being interviewed on paying off our mortgage and I have to get this out quickly. The question went: "When you switched from a 30 year to a 25...read more
We Are Mortgage Free! This has been an amazing year so far. Both personally, financially and website-ly (not a word, but it should be). Still there is something extra special in getting to share this with you. I'm very proud, and excited, to announce that we are...read more
Credit cards. Are they good? Are they bad? In all honesty, I think they do more harm than good for a large chunk of the population. That said, I do see the benefits of having a credit card (we have several) provided you follow some basic rules. A big reason for this...read more
Ok, close the door behind you I have a little confession to make. (Deep Breath) I'm nearly debt-free and I'm starting to worry. Ok..truth be told... I'm in full freak out mode for some reason. 7 years ago we were almost debt free. We could have done it soooooo easily....read more
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