Take Back Your Finances Week #26: Half Way There and Making The 2% Changes This Month

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YAY!! We made it to the half way point! It is an exciting place to be and we bet it feels so amazing to see some great progress with your financial situation! We love doing this challenge every year as we get to a MUCH better place each and every … [Read more...]

Take Back Your Finances Week #25: How To Dispute an Error on Your Credit Report

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As we are continuing our Take Back Your Finances Challenge, we have made it to week #25, almost half way! The past few weeks, we've been focusing on cleaning up your credit report to set the stage for better credit report and scores - which is … [Read more...]

Why Having Good Credit is Important…Even for the Debt Free

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If you are planning to be debt-free and pay for everything with cash, is there even a need to be worried about your credit score? Well, the answer in the past from many experts has been "no," there is no need to worry about building up your credit … [Read more...]

Take Back Your Finances #24: How To Fix Errors on Your Credit Report (Free Printable Checklist)

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It's time to get down to the nitty gritty of repairing our credit.  We are going to start by actually fixing errors on the credit report. You might think that this is a silly step because how many errors are there really actually on a report? … [Read more...]

Take Back Your Finances #23: How To Clean-Up Your Credit Step #1

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We are now at the point that we are going to be taking some important and crucial steps in repairing and cleaning up credit. This is something you can do, even if you are not out of debt. It is important to do a "self" credit check each year for many … [Read more...]

Take Back Your Finances #22: Monthly 2% Spending Decrease and Income Increase

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What a great few weeks we've have had on the 52-Week Take Back Your Finances Challenge.  We have focused on a unique aspect of saving on the grocery budget - it's not been the shopping side as we have already dealt with much of that, but it's one the … [Read more...]

Take Back Your Finances #16: Look For and Eliminate These Unnecessary Fees in Bills

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Did you know that you could be paying quite a chunk of your money each month to unnecessary fees in your many household bills? We are not just talking debt, but the everyday bills. You know, the things like cable, cell phones, internet, insurance, … [Read more...]

Take Back Your Finances Week #15: Why It’s Important To Set Your Spending Threshold

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Dealing with finances and money isn't always a walk in the park. It would be nice to be someone that doesn't have to worry about the money running out, have no worries about the consequences of spending too much, worry about how to cover bills until … [Read more...]