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Credit

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I know how hard it is to manage personal finances and how appealing credit cards can be. I’ve been in debt myself, and though I managed to get out of debt, the urge to spend and turn to plastic is still something I deal with every day. But I’m here to help you live better [...]

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credit report check

Want to know what lenders see when they review your credit and make a decision about your credit worthiness? Want to protect yourself against fraud and errors that could impact your financial future? The solution is simple…check your credit report. Your credit report is a history of everything you are doing with your credit and [...]

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Credit cards

We all know that credit can be confusing. When it comes to using credit cards, some people use them to pay for every expense and there are others who avoid them at all costs. If you use credit responsibly, it can be very rewarding and can even improve your credit worthiness which will help when [...]

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Abraham Lincoln

Don’t beat yourself up over the credit problems you have – even our greatest leaders have found themselves in drowning in debt and owing money. In this series celebrating Presidents’ Day, we’ll be taking a look at how the nation’s greatest leaders tried to get themselves out of debt and sought debt solutions for their [...]

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Money Diet Fiscal Fast

When I started this Fiscal Fast I had big plans to blog about each day, much like Mid-life Mom Musings did. But to be completely honest, my week was so thought out that it would have been a series of really boring “I didn’t spend any money today” posts.  I planned my meals ahead of [...]

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My First Fiscal Fast

by Kathleen B on January 27, 2014

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I first read about Fiscal Fasts when reading Midlife Mom Musings‘ recent account of her Fiscal Fast.  Now, I’m neither mid-life or in the mom stage (try quarter-life and don’t even think I could care for a fish), but I started  reading Sharon’s blog three years ago when searching for inspiration for Talking Cents Blog posts and [...]

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sweet potato

Even though it’s winter, great produce is still easy to find! Winter vegetables are some of the most delicious, nutritious, and most importantly, affordable. Lowering monthly food bills is a great way to manage your debt, but it shouldn’t be at the cost of nutrition and health. Don’t increase your credit card debt by ordering [...]

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new year

It’s the time of year where friends and family gather to celebrate, eat, be merry, and most of all, increase their credit card debt spending. Whether you are hosting a get together or are going out on the town, New Year’s Eve is a night where people tend to forget their budgets – it’s the [...]

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holiday budget challenge logo

Have you been following my “Holiday Budget Challenge” here on TalkingCentsBlog? Check out post #1 and post #2! With today being the day before Christmas Eve, I thought I would calculate all expenses and to see how I did — lo and behold, the Cash Only Challenge was a success. With an original budget of [...]

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bills

In order to eliminate debt you must know how to manage your debts properly, whether it’s credit card debt, a mortgage, student loans, or any other type of debt. As you may already know, the first step is getting organized.

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