Category Archives: Debt

Get on the Road to Good Credit by Decoding Your Credit Score


Are you on the road to good credit? Stop here for some directions to get you on your way… Continue reading

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The New “Normal”– Forget the Joneses


Let me be the first to tell you that I am no longer friends with “the Joneses.” Let them do what they want– I am establishing my own new “normal.” Continue reading

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Let me off this Ship– This Ride is Making me Sick to my Stomach


It’s barely Saturday afternoon, and yet the badgering has already begun.  I mentioned the other day on Facebook about how I have to rid our house of sales papers, lest anyone get any bright ideas on ways to spend money … Continue reading

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How Poor Credit Can Hijack Your Life and Earning Power


When most of us think of the effects of bad credit, we think about all of the ways that we can no longer get ourselves into debt– can’t get a mortgage, can’t get a car loan, can’t get a credit … Continue reading

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Coping With Being Perfectly Imperfect and Its Unintended Results


I consider myself to be perfectly imperfect– in a lot of ways, but particularly regarding financial matters. Even in my nature as a perfectionist, I am imperfect. As I have noted in this blog’s About Live Simply, Live Thrifty, Live … Continue reading

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You’re Not Just A Number…Well, Then Again, Yes, You Are


What’s the score?  No, I am not talking about a sports game.  Maybe the question is better phrased as, What’s your score?  Credit scores have continuously grown in importance, influencing not only your chances of getting a loan, but even … Continue reading

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Why To Wait Until Pay Day- The Dark Side of Pay Day Loans


Do you live paycheck to paycheck?  Increasingly more people do nowadays, as the economy has taken a downturn, expenses are on the rise, and it becomes harder and harder to make ends meet (it is estimated that almost half of … Continue reading

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Belated Thanks Is In Order


I just wanted to say a quick belated thank you to CreditKarma.com (one of the BEST websites in the history of the world, by the way) for posting one of Live Simply, Live Thrifty, Live Savvy‘s comments on their blog as part … Continue reading

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Dealing With Debt When Damage Has Already Started


Anyone can fall into debt– to think otherwise is to fool yourself and set up yourself up for a potential downfall.  As people become more and more reliant on mortgages, car loans, credit cards, home equity lines of credits, student … Continue reading

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The Four Letter Word: Debt & How To Deal With It


These days it is possible for anyone to run into financial troubles.  With high unemployment rates, mortgage finance instability, and living costs on the rise,  more and more normally financially responsible people are finding themselves in a boatload of debt. All … Continue reading

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