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How Getting Control of Debt Could Be Your Best New Year's Resolution Ever

NerdWallet | Posted 11.21.2016 | Business

By Anna Helhoski This new year, you can resolve to end your struggles with debt if you start with a realistic plan. Beginning Jan. 1, make a commitme...

It's Time for a Debt-Free Guarantee

Ethan Senack | Posted 10.25.2016 | Education
Ethan Senack

As a nation, we've long believed that education is a gateway to greater opportunity. In keeping with that priority, we've taken significant steps tow...

How 5 People Thought Outside The Box And Paid Off Their Student Loan Debt By Age 30

Posted 10.16.2016 | Education

Student debt can be a huge burden that sticks with us for years, even decades past graduation day. But it doesn’t have to. We teamed up with State F...

Should College Be Free, or Will That Make Us Worthless Slackers?

Haley Snyder | Posted 03.11.2017 | Politics
Haley Snyder

You never have to explain the word "free" to a college student. College students are expected to produce free labor of all kinds, to corporations as well as nonprofits, under the euphemistic category of "internship."

Should You Live in the Moment or Pay Back Debt?

Cassie Jahn | Posted 02.22.2017 | College
Cassie Jahn

Live in the Moment or Pay off Debt? YOLO -- the popular phrase that almost everyone knows, You Only Live Once. It's a phrase that started as a joke, b...

Have You Settled for a Less-Than-Ideal Life?

Mariana Abeid-McDougall | Posted 02.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Mariana Abeid-McDougall

In the middle of a recession, we were able to fulfill a dream few think is possible. How about you? When will you get out of your rut? How about today? Here are five steps to get you started.

Financial Planning Tips: Easy Ways to Save More Money

Michael Lazar | Posted 09.28.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

In today's world, with costs rising and your paycheck not drastically increasing each few months, it can be tough to save money. Pinching your pennies may go so far, but there are some simple changes that you can make in the meanwhile that can help you save even more. We'll deliver some simple, helpful financial planning tips that can allow you to get back on the track to being ahead with your budget.

3 Credit Tips On Regaining Control of Your Credit Card Finances

Michael Lazar | Posted 09.24.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

In a perfect world, we wouldn't ever feel the grind of overwhelming credit card debt bogging us down and dragging our finances into the dirt. But that's the reality that many people are facing these days, as the country still reels back from the Great Recession.

Being Debt Free at the Age of 38

Allan Smith | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Allan Smith

Are you in debt? Are you looking to practice strategies that can help you in becoming debt free? If yes, enjoy this blog with me with a cup of coffee in your hand. Be relaxed and think wisely on each point to become debt free at the age of 38 only.

10 Awesome Things At 60 I Never Had At 30

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 06.10.2016 | Fifty
Kathy Gottberg

A week ago I turned 60. And while the number sounds much older than I feel, I am also extremely aware of how great my life is at the same time. In fact, thinking back I am hyper-aware of how much my life has improved during the last 30 years. But how can that be?

Funding Your Business Goals, Debt-Free

Kim Harris | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Kim Harris

There is only one thing between you and attracting other people's money: a strong value proposition. The value proposition has strong elements that make it valuable to your funding prospect.

Simple Living vs. Minimalism -- What's the Difference and Which Are You?

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

As two parts of a whole, the concepts of minimalism and simple living are constantly evolving and changing as the need arises.

Be Magically Debt-Free Today - The Best Christmas and Hanukkah Gift

Steve Rhode | Posted 02.27.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

The holiday season weighs heavily on our bank accounts. It seems there are two camps at this time of the year, those that spend to much and those that wish they could spend more. Both camps carry a common guilt.

11 Habits of Debt-Free Happy People

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 01.21.2015 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

How do I know this? Because I've been immersed in the health and wellness and personal development world for a few years and learned that good habits formed early in life can serve you now and in the future.

10 Reasons I'm Grateful for a Small(er) House

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

When Thom and I decided to right-size our living arrangement to nearly half the space that we had before, I honestly wasn't sure it would work. I agreed to try it as an"experiment" and wrote about the process in more detail.

You're Finally Debt-Free. Now What?

LearnVest | Posted 01.13.2015 | Money

It's a surprisingly common position to be in: You finally achieve the impossible (or at least what seemed impossible for a long time) and become debt-free, but instead of feeling financially empowered, you have a deer-in-the-headlights episode. You're so accustomed to being in debt that you don't quite know what to do without it.

I Graduated College With No Debt -- and a $10,000 Refund

LearnVest | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women

I was awarded more scholarship money than the cost of attendance, and as a result, received refund checks back each semester, totaling over $10,000 in the last two years of my college career.

'How I Escaped College With Zero Debt'

Kali Hawlk | Posted 02.11.2014 | Money
Kali Hawlk

If the average twenty-something has somewhere around $25,000 of debt to their name, then I must be a highly unique member of the millennial generation. I graduated from Kennesaw State University, a fast-growing school in the suburbs of Atlanta, in 2011. It was the same year that the total amount of student loan debt in the U.S. reached a whopping $1 trillion, but when I graduated, I did so as a completely debt-free individual.

3 Lessons I Learned After Being Debt-Free for One Year

Carrie Smith | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Carrie Smith

Being in debt is a normalcy in this society, so getting -- and staying -- out of debt is a crazy new thing altogether. You're definitely going against the grain on this path.

5 Reasons You Can't Ignore Your Credit

Adam Levin | Posted 08.06.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

"Living debt free" is a nice slogan, and beyond that it's something we should all aspire to. Unfortunately, some people couple this concept with living credit free. That is a far different story.

Pay Off Debt in 7 Steps and Still Maintain Your Lifestyle

Tiffany Aliche | Posted 08.03.2013 | Black Voices
Tiffany Aliche

By show of hands, how many of you want to pay off debt? That many huh? No worries, so do I and so does just about everyone you know.

Money Lessons From the Facebook Founder

Ike Ikokwu | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money
Ike Ikokwu

Why does a billionaire like Mark Zuckerberg need a mortgage on his home? Why doesn't he just pay it off with cash? Well that, my friends, is indeed the million dollar question. The answer though lies in the fact that Mark ascribes to my definition of being debt-free.

How I Paid Off $14,000 and Became Debt Free

Carrie Smith | Posted 08.08.2012 | Money
Carrie Smith

In March 2011, I finally faced the harsh reality that I was over $14,000 in debt, had no savings and my financial life was out of order but I didn't know how to fix it.

How One Woman Paid Off $30,000 In Credit Card Debt

Wallet Pop | Geoff Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Lori Meyer has been debt-free for more than two years. For the 37-year old former teacher, it's a feat she once thought impossible. "Between credit ca...

Why Did We Get Married?

Paul Bowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Paul Bowers

I got married in college. That is to say, my wife and I are both undergraduates at the University of South Carolina. That is to say, we get a lot of raised eyebrows when we introduce ourselves to classmates.