Paid In Full!

Hello again friends and followers! In my first blog post What is your get-out-of-debt plan?, I shared some basic financial principles to deal with debt. Today, I am sharing the specific strategy I followed to attack and downright demolish my student loan debt.  I attended (and graduated from) a private, Christian university in northeast Kansas. I…

Vision Bigger, Plan Better, Change Your Future

2017 is HERE and so is another CASH Blog! 🙂  Perhaps you are one of the many who participate in the New Year’s resolution tradition, and you have already created  your list of self-improvement promises for the upcoming year. Or maybe you are more like me, and the failures of the past make it difficult to…

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Hiya folks! Can you believe Christmas is only 5 days away?! In the words of one of my seasonal favorites “baby, it’s cold outside!”. The winter temperatures are most definitely upon us which means it is time to turn up the heat. What can you do to manage the costs of keeping warm this winter? Is your…

Year One!

Hello again friends and followers! I delayed my typical Tuesday blog post in celebration of a special day – December 9th, 2015. Yes, I mean 2015. One year ago TODAY, my husband and I stepped into the world of homeownership with the purchase of our first house. This “adulting” anniversary seemed like the perfect opportunity…

Get Back To Grateful

In searching for a topic for this week’s blog, I did a little research on the history of Thanksgiving. I am sure I heard this story in grade school, while making some “cutesy” Pilgrim and Indian arts and crafts, but as I read through the dates and details of what happened between September 1620 and…

Managing Holiday Stress

Hiya blog followers! Can you believe November is already here?! As the sugar rush of Halloween winds down, the upcoming holiday scramble begins. While this season can be the most wonderful time of the year, it can also become overwhelmingly stressful and maybe even depressing for some. Here are some practical tips from the Mayo…

Marriage & Money

Hello people! One of the toughest things about money management is sharing the burden with a spouse. As crazy as that may seem for you single folks, blending financial habits can be very challenging. People look at money differently resulting in different views of spending or saving it. Those differences can cause major friction. I…

Keeping An Eye On Your Credit (Part 2)

Welcome back friends and followers! In PART 1 of this series, I gave you the scoop on where to access free copies of your credit reports and on why checking these on a regular basis is so important. Today, I am going to walk through each credit report section to help you check for mistakes. While…

Keeping An Eye On Your Credit (Part 1)

Hello again friends and followers, I shared some credit score basics in my blog The Fico 5! last month. Today, I am going to begin talking about the most overlooked piece of the credit puzzle – the CREDIT REPORT. First of all, let’s dispel the myth that looking at your credit report hurts your credit score.…

In Case Of Emergency

Hiya folks! “It is better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it“. Throughout my childhood, my father ingrained this phrase into my heart, soul, and mind. Seriously! He said it ALL the time, and it drove me nuts! At that time, I thought this catchy phrase was…