Pay Off Debt Together

How to Build Up Your Debt Payments

Big wins are important and for most people it’s what gets them motivated. I highly recommend that you start off with the big stuff because I know from personal experience how seeing that cash in your account pumps you up. Your hard earned money is staying with you, not going towards some nebulous cloud of bills. Imagine […]

Know How Deep Your Debt Is

Over the years, between our personal experience with paying off the car loan and discussing with other couples about becoming debt free, I’ve found that there is an effective way for the two of you to reach your goals. It comes down to: Know How Deep Your Debt Is Review Debt Methods as a Couple […]

State of the Student Loan

Last month, I shared our goal for 2014 – getting rid of the student loan by the end of the year. I explained why we wanted to do it and mentioned that I’d be doing monthly updates, so here I am sharing our progress for last month. Funny thing about monthly updates is that when things […]

Pay Off Debt App and Giveaway

Paying off debt faster is a big goal for many couple, not just in terms of the financial amount it can costs, but also the emotional baggage of having debt hanging over you. The good news is that having a plan of an attack significantly increases your chances of success and increases how quickly you […]

How Much of the Student Loan Have We’ve Paid Off?

It’s been a bit since I shared our student loan balance and since there is a new provider, I’ll update you on how things are going. There is change with payments that the new loan service provider notified me about this week. Adjusting Our Student Loan Payments When we were with the old student loan […]

Digging Out From an Upside Down Car Loan

Are you stuck in an upside-down car loan (owe more than it’s worth)? Learn ways you can find money to dig out and escape!  Dealing with an Upside Down Car Loan Julie wrote in with a frustrating and draining situation – being stuck with a bad car loan. Neither one of us are financial experts, but […]

5 Debt Lessons from Titanic

In 1997, Titanic was a runaway smash hit that was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won 11. The fictionalized account of a few characters on the doomed Titanic ship sent people in droves to the theater. 5 Tips on Getting Out of Debt While the movie contains both a fictionalized romance and a non-fiction […]

Knocking Down the Student Loan

Another month is wrapping up and happy to see some more progress made on the student loan. It’s one of our financial goals for 2013 and it looks like we’re going to exceed our original plan. Last year we sent in $3,244 for the student loan payments. That’s an average of $270/month. Not bad, but we felt […]