This Old House: Millenium Edition

This Old House: Millenium Edition

Like most of our generation, my husband and I had a lot of debt coming out of school. Although we worked throughout our education and tried to get all of the internships we could, you just can’t always jump into your career. Or even hop. Heck, sometimes you can’t even  walk into your career, which [...]

Announcing The Debt Movement Relaunch (and 7 Lessons from 2013)

Announcing The Debt Movement Relaunch (and 7 Lessons from 2013)

The Debt Movement is one year old! Can you believe it? One year ago we launched the Debt Movement with the goal of gathering a community of people together to pay off $10 million of debt. It was an exhilarating and inspiring experience, and the response from all of you was amazing. Since January 1st, [...]

Matthew and Tiffany: One Couple’s Journey Towards Debt-Freedom

Matthew and Tiffany: One Couple’s Journey Towards Debt-Freedom

Do you have a debt success story to share with us? Email carrie@debtmovement.com and your story could be featured here on our blog or on our Facebook page! Today’s reader success story is from Matthew and Tiffany. Follow them as they share their journey towards debt-freedom! 1. What is your background and financial history with [...]

The Secret to Motivation on the Rocky Road to Debt Freedom

The Secret to Motivation on the Rocky Road to Debt Freedom

ongrats on joining the Debt Movement! It’s exciting to be a part of a community that’s aiming towards a goal that will change your life. The anticipation of debt freedom feels like Christmas morning but there’s a dark side that causes most people to quit before the finish line… DEPRIVATION! Turning down trips and dinners, [...]

Reader Q&A: Should I Close My Old Credit Card Account That Has a Zero Balance?

Reader Q&A: Should I Close My Old Credit Card Account That Has a Zero Balance?

Today’s reader question comes from our Debt Movement Facebook page. If you have a credit, budgeting or debt question that needs answered, head over to the Facebook wall to post your question, or email us anytime at debtfree@debtmovement.com. Reader Question: I have an open, old credit card account. I don’t want to close it because it [...]

Raise Your Minimums to Climb Out of Debt w/ Joan Otto

Raise Your Minimums to Climb Out of Debt w/ Joan Otto

Name Joan Otto Blog URL http://www.manvsdebt.com/joan-finances Why do you think it was so easy to fall into the debt trap? “I don’t think in our case it was the “”racking up the debt”” that was the easiest part. In my case, the debt was mostly accrued more than a decade ago – for health expenses [...]

Success Story – The Immeasurable Effects of one Month with a Financial Coach

Success Story – The Immeasurable Effects of one Month with a Financial Coach

When Jeff Rose suggested we giveaway coaching programs to a select number of Debt Movement readers I was 100% on board.

Many people don’t contact a Financial Coach because they are afraid their situation is too bleak or that financial coaching is a rip-off.

“Daddy, Can You Tell Me a Debt Story?”

“Daddy, Can You Tell Me a Debt Story?”

“ell me a story, Dad,” my six-year old son, William begs as I tuck him in for bed. “What would you like to hear about tonight?” I ask. “A story about dragons or superheroes? A story about battles or ghosts?” “No,” he whispers. “Tell me a true story. Tell me a story about you. What [...]

Four Strategies to Avoid Family Debt

Four Strategies to Avoid Family Debt

Financial threats can visit families in many different forms. A health crisis, student loans or a broken transmission can all lead to unexpected debt.

How to Slay The Debt Monster

How to Slay The Debt Monster

Tackling our debt has made us a more resourceful and inventive couple, so it seems only appropriate that we delight you with a fairy tale story to depict our journey thus far and the heroic adventure of how we stood up to our debt monster.