One Bad Week

One Bad Week

Just the other day I was talking about how amazing it is to be on top of your finances, but the path to that success is definitely a bumpy one at times. I remember a really bad week a few years ago. I was still paying off my student loans, so a lot of my…

Debt and Personal Bankruptcy for Women

Debt and Personal Bankruptcy for Women

When it comes to debt, it seems that men and women typically are on equal footing. It is estimated that almost the same amount of women and men are filing for insolvency. The reasons, however, appear to be quite different. Men’s insolvency issues seem to be directly related to unemployment and business failures. Women, on…

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5 Reasons to Use Settlement Loans

Filing a lawsuit can be an expensive and time consuming process. You need to find a good lawsuit lawyer, wait until your case comes up in court and continue waiting until it is settled, so that you can receive a justified settlement. Unfortunately, there are many people who do not have the luxury of wealth…

What Is Refinancing? And Why Should You Care?

What Is Refinancing? And Why Should You Care?

Refinancing is a term that has always made me leery. I’m not sure why, but to me it has a snake oil peddler/smarmy car salesman sound to it. Maybe it’s the ridiculous booming voice on so many of the commercials I’ve heard. But one thing I’ve learned as a personal finance blogger – a lot…

Getting Help With Your Bills

Getting Help with Your Bills

Whether you are having a tough few months or you have been struggling to gain traction with your bills for a long time, any help you can get is a welcome relief. If you have scrimped and saved and still struggle to pay your bills every month, you know how frustrating it can be to…

Refinancing: Should You or Shouldn't You?

Refinancing: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

Financing is a complicated subject. Refinancing, even more so. But if you have a few questions about refinancing, this will hopefully point you in the right direction. If you are new to the world of refinancing, here are a few things you are probably going to want to know: What Is Refinancing, and What’s the…

Is There Such a Thing As Underspending?

Is There Such a Thing As Underspending?

So I really like reading Mr. Money Mustache’s blog even though sometimes I think he’s insane. That being said, I’ve even met him and his wife at FinCon and they seem extremely content with their super frugal lives. They maximize a lot of healthy life choices, which save them a ton of money, and don’t…