Author Archives: outtadebt

2013 Tax Day Countdown

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It’s just a little over a week until the Tax Man Cometh here in the US. Have you filed yet?  With the delay of the filing season caused by the Congressional Shenanigans of earlier this year, more and more people … Continue reading

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Over 50 Retirement Planning

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So you’ve started a little later than you should.  I know I have, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to just give up. You will just have to be a little more fluid in your goals. According to the 2012 … Continue reading

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Retirement Myths

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When you begin to look at retirement from any age, whether you’re 25 and planning ahead (awesome!) or 50 and are thinking.. Hmm.. I wonder what I should do?  You’ll hear from a number of different sources, including this one, … Continue reading

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Reflection & Retirement Planning

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After we became ‘eligible’ for AARP, our focus has shifted a bit from the “Get Outta Debt” theme we’d been living under for the last four years.  As anyone who has successfully made that “Outta Debt” goal can tell you, … Continue reading

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Emergency Fund Financial Study

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!    Emergency Funds, Rainy Day Funds, “Oh Crap” Funds.. call them what you will, the concept of having money stashed aside for the sole purpose of unexpected expenses is a key aspect of your financial health. … Continue reading

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Balancing 401k to Deductions

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We owe Uncle Sam some money this year.  We stopped claiming our younger two daughters as dependents on our Taxes this year.  Unfortunately, we didn’t make any adjustments to my withholding earlier and now we’re paying the Tax Man. It’s … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Debt Freedom

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I’m happy to present my first guest post by a non-blogger!  I found Bethany on Twitter where she talked about having paid off all her debt except for a little more on her Student Loan.   I wanted to take … Continue reading

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Updating the book cover

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I’m considering updating the cover to my ebook and wanted to get some of your opinions.  Please take a moment to look below and let me know what you think! The form at the bottom will help me tabulate your … Continue reading

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Objects in the Rear View Mirror are much farther than they appear

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As much as I try to deny it, I’ve reached “that point” in my life where my age is  closer to Retirement Age than the legal drinking age.  Way back then, my worries were less about saving than they were … Continue reading

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How We Earned an Extra $1000 by Switching Cable

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We finally did it. In my book  I talk about a way to use negotiation to save money on your monthly bills.  In one of the examples I talk about asking your cable provider for a better deal.  The worst they … Continue reading

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