How to Start Your Debt Free Journey: 3 Simple Steps to Get Out of Debt Aaron and I had one of those defining moments in our marriage when we tabulated our debt and realized we owed $446,000. This realization helped us start your debt free journey. It felt like a vice around the neck was slowly choking the life out of us. I felt helpless and honestly kind of stupid. I knew better, I knew how dangerous debt was. More than anything I was mad at myself. How could I have accumulated so much debt? How could that number be real, what in the ... Read More about How to Start Your Debt Free Journey: 3 Simple Steps to Get Out of Debt
10 Awesome Budgeting Goals and How to Meet Them in 2018 Guest Post from Hayden Stewart a contributing author and media specialist for CreditShout New year, new you, right? So many people make goals about weight loss, improving relationships, career goals, and finances for New Year’s resolutions. Now that it is late February, how many of your goals are you still working on? Most people find it difficult to meet their New Year's Resolutions. Often times, people lack clear direction or don’t know where to start. Improving personal ... Read More about 10 Awesome Budgeting Goals and How to Meet Them in 2018
Stolen Identity? 9 Steps To Take Immediately When You Are The Victim Of Identity Theft I am now a statistic, I am the victim of identity theft. I’m seriously still in shock and to be blunt, it has been a horrible experience so far. The crazy thing is that I watch my credit regularly, I have notifications set up, but unfortunately, credit thieves are smart and they know what they are doing. I’ll write a separate post on what you can do to prevent identity theft, but for now, let's cover what you need to do when identity theft ... Read More about Stolen Identity? 9 Steps To Take Immediately When You Are The Victim Of Identity Theft
Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals: I realized something about myself recently. I’m not good at self-discipline. I’m successful because I’m an awesome multi-tasker, not because of my stick-to-it-ness. This has to change. I recently reread a book called “Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals” by Thomas C. Corley, which I highly recommend reading. Corley is a CPA, who over the course of five years studied the habits of 233 wealthy people and 128 people living in poverty. He asked them to ... Read More about Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals
I make good money why am I always broke? So this post is going to be a bit of tough love. If you keep saying, "I make good money why am I always broke," it is time to make some changes in your financial life. Either your spending is completely out of control, or your debt is out of control. If you are tired of always being broke, either issue is a big deal. Like I said - TOUGH LOVE! The other day, I heard a speaker say that the difference between being poor and constantly broke was that the poor person didn't have the money, the ... Read More about I Make Good Money Why Am I Always Broke?
Why I've Stopped Feeling Ashamed Of My Financial Success: “We make good money,” I threw that phrase out there while speaking with a friend and was shocked at her response. She thanked me for being so open and honest and then proceeded to tell me that in the past she has been shamed for her family’s financial success. She was like me, very proud of what she and her husband had accomplished through hard work, long hours and dedication. She wasn’t bragging or trying to rub her success in anyone’s face but struggled with the knowledge that ... Read More about Why I’ve Stopped Feeling Ashamed Of My Financial Success
Blogger Outreach Best Practices: 5 Tip to Successfully Asking For A Backlink I got two unusual emails in the last 24 hours. Both were from other bloggers who had read one of my posts and asked me to include a link to a similar article or post an Infographic they had created on my page. The Infographic was well done and fit perfectly with my blog post. The link from the other blogger was a good article that had a nice link to a Google spreadsheet that tied in perfectly with my post. I felt that the content they provided was beneficial to ... Read More about Blogger Outreach Best Practices: 5 Tip to Successfully Asking For A Backlink
Best Resume Tips: 8 Writing Tips For Your Professional Resume When did we stop teaching people to write a decent resume? I’ve been reviewing professional resumes for the last few hours. Boring doesn’t even begin to cover how mind-numbing this process is. I’m beginning to wonder if resume writing has become a lost art. I’m trying to hire a new accountant since my current accounting office imploded. We placed an ad in the usual sources and within 30 minutes had over 10 resumes. I was pretty stoked at those results and just knew I was ... Read More about Best Resume Tips: 8 Writing Tips For Your Professional Resume