Category Archives: Debt

Coping with the worry of debt

Being in debt is probably one of the most stressful experiences anyone will face. Some people can’t cope with being in any form of debt whatsoever. We all know someone like this who when they owe $10 to a friend or family member, well it literally occupies their mind from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to sleep. It can be tempting to think that these people take things a little too seriously and perhaps they need to chill out a bit but I can tell you one thing, it’s highly unlikely that this type of person will ever find themselves in debt up to their eyeballs, so maybe we could all learn a thing or two about developing a hatred or emotionally negative reaction toward any form of debt.

Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

Every summer I see the same thing: Countless signs taped, tacked and pasted to the utility poles advertising the latest and greatest garage sale that’s happening in the community. It’s not hard to leave your house on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and stumble upon at least one sale taking place (especially as we head into the second half of summer).

5 Things Not to Do When You Are in Debt

Being in debt is one of the most stressful situations anyone can get into. Sleep can be hard to come by and life can become a bit of a nightmare when you owe more money than you can afford to pay back.

The following are some of the things you need to avoid doing if you find yourself in this position.

Round the World Plane Tickets: Yay or Nay?

As an avid traveler, one of my dreams has always been to take a trip around the world. I’ve spent countless hours dreaming about the various itineraries I could create, where I’d venture off to, and the experiences I’d gain throughout my travels. Usually, these exercises have been more something to inspire myself than actually making concrete plans because life circumstances have been in the way (money, job, housing, health, etc.).

Fun and Funky Ways to Make Extra Money

I have a confession to make: I’m always on the hunt for ways to make extra money.

I learned a long time ago that cutting expenses will only go so far–at some point, you need to focus on your efforts to bring in more cash. Being that I already have enough “serious” jobs to pay my bills each month, I’ve usually gone on missions to find fun, even funky, ways to bring in extra money so that I can boost my savings, take vacations, or even just have the peace of mind that I can find ways to infuse cash into the budget in case I’m ever in a pinch.