Debt

January 10, 2021
6 Steps to Become Debt-Free

Think of a goal that you’ve set for yourself. Maybe there’s a book that you want to finish, you want to start exercising three days per week, or you want to take the first step in changing careers. Those are all great goals, and there is one more that I want to put on your…

December 23, 2020
If I Can Pay off My Debt, Is it Better for My Credit to Pay it off Slowly or All at Once?

I think I’m going to receive a large tax refund this year that could help me pay off my debts. If I’m able to pay off all of my debt, should I do it all at once or is it better for my credit to pay it off slowly over time? Submitted by an anonymous…

November 02, 2020
5 Tips to Stay Out of Debt on Black Friday

Your No-Debt Black Friday Survival Guide As a veteran, I often get eye rolls from my kids when I use military analogies to describe events. But as a financial coach, I can’t help but see Black Friday as an epic battle. You’re knee-deep in the trenches of holiday shopping goals and you’re experiencing the rapid…

October 14, 2020
How Much Should I Save Monthly if I’m in Debt?

Saving money is always a priority, but the amount you save depends on your other goals, such as paying off debt. A rule of thumb is to save at least $1,000 to cover emergency expenses. Consider labeling your emergency account, “Debt-Proof Ins...

December 15, 2020
What Should I Do If I Have Too Much Debt?

What should I do if I have too much debt? Paying it off is out of the picture. I am trying to save to move out of my parents’ home quickly due to an eviction. Please help! Submitted by an anonymous SaverLife member. I’m proud of you for...