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…

Looking Forward to 2017

So here we are four weeks into 2017.  On each January 1st , we all can’t help but wonder what the next year will be bring, and most people’s thoughts turn to New Year’s resolutions.    As anyone who knows me is aware, I am not a fan of New Year’s resolutions.  It has been my…

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…

Balancing Student Loans and Retirements Savings

How to Balance Paying Off Student Loans and Saving for Retirement If you recently graduated from college and joined the workforce, you might be wondering: should I pay off my student loans before saving for retirement? Many recent college graduates put off saving anything toward their retirement and try to pay as much as they…

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…