Frugal Living
18 Debt Free Stories That Will Inspire You
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I love a good debt free story! If you are interested in learning how to pay off debt, the 18 stories I’m about to share will teach, motivate, and inspire you. When I was paying off my $40,000 student loan debt in 7 months, I spent a lot of time online reading how other people […]

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Learn How To Become Debt Free – Stop Living With Debt For Good!
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Do you want to become debt free? Would you like to no longer have debt payments hanging over your head? Do you want to stop living paycheck to paycheck, and instead be able to save for the future? Paying off debt is hard work. If it weren’t so hard, then it would be no problem […]

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15 Of The Best Money Books For Young Adults – Learn How To Live The Life You Want
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Are you looking for the best money books for young adults? Today, I want to talk about the best money and life books for new high school graduates, college graduates, and other young adults. These would be great for graduation gifts, or just for yourself! I wasn’t always good with money when I was younger. […]

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Are Wedding Loans A Crazy Idea? 10 Things To Think About For Your Big Day
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Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of talk about wedding loans. And as a personal finance blogger, this worries me a bit. Getting married is very exciting, and in the beginning, you’re probably thinking about what your wedding will be like. All of your favorite family and friends, good food, dancing, and whatever else your […]

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How My Wife and I Lived on $2,000 Per Month for 3 Years During a Financial Hardship
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Hello! Today, I have a guest post from Dave at The Dollar Blogger. Dave lost his job, and then 2 weeks later his wife was laid off. This is their story of how they got by, their sacrifices, strategies, and more. I’ll be honest – I’m not one for excessive frugality. I wouldn’t consider myself […]

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How We Paid Off $161,000 In Student Loan Debt in 16 Months
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Hello! Today, I have a great debt payoff story to share from a reader, Kristin Burton. She paid off $161,000 in student loan debt in 16 months, and also just recently paid off her mortgage. Below is her story, enjoy! In 2016, I finished grad school with $161,000 in student loan debt. That six figure […]

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How Do Student Loans Work? What You Need To Know About Borrowing Money For School
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Have you ever wondered how do student loans work? Maybe you’re thinking about going to school and taking out a student loan, perhaps you are a parent trying to help your child find the best options, or perhaps you are about to start paying down your student loan debt. Whatever your case may be, I […]

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I taught English in China to pay off my student loans
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Hello! Here’s a guest post from a reader, Nick. Nick was feeling stuck a few years ago and wasn’t making progress on his student loans. He ended up researching a lot about salaries and the cost of living for English teachers in China and realized that he would be able to save far more money […]

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Pay Off Debt Or Save Money – Is One Better For You?
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Should you pay off debt or save money? I wish this was a super easy article where I could just give you a clear answer about whether you should pay off debt or save money, but that’s just not how personal finance works. Every situation is different, and today, I’d like to go over different […]

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How (And Why) We Paid Off $34,000 Of Debt In Our First Six Months Of Marriage
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Hello! Today, I have a great debt payoff story from Zach Buchenau.  He is a reader of Making Sense of Cents and shares how he and his wife paid off $34,000 in debt in the first six months of their marriage. A little less than two years ago, my wife Katie and I were enjoying […]

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