Meeting Your Financial Goals After Becoming Debt-Free [+Infographic]

- - Getting out of debt, Investing

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My friend Joseph Hogue of MyStockMarketBasics.com wrote this great guide to help you save for goals after paying off your debt. This post does contain affiliate links. Thanks for putting this together, Joseph!

Use this guide to make investing easy and reach your financial goals after achieving your freedom from debt. I read an excellent guest post on BrightCents last year about what to do after paying off your debt.

It’s a topic too often neglected on a lot of personal finance blogs. We spend so much time talking about budgeting and achieving that freedom from debt that little room is left for what to do afterwards.

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Getting College at a Discount with Scholarships [+4 Resources You Can Use]

Discounts for collegeAs someone who graduated college with $72k in student loans, I wish I would have taken advantage of scholarships and grants. Andrew started a website called ScholarshipFly.com, that aggregates a lot of scholarships that are available to college students and has some other great ideas help save money for those going into college. Take it away, Andrew! Continue Reading

16 Ways to Become Just Another Broke Millennial

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1. Even if you don’t have the money right now, make sure you go to every social function. Life is all about being able to show that you are successful and can hold your own when it comes to pulling out the wallet, right? Here are some reason’s we are afraid to admit that we can’t afford it:

  • FOMO or “the fear of missing out” – This used to plague me… hard. I was always the last one awake at parties to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Who cares how I was going to feel the next day – the adrenaline of never missing something kept me awake and ready to go even when I was utterly exhausted and should have just stayed home in the first place.
  • Appearance
  • Needing to fake your level of success

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May 2016 Debt Report

May Debt Report 2016

It’s been a long time since I actually sat down to write a debt report (January to be exact), or net worth report, so here goes. 

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Save $1,000 With These 6 Simple Strategies

- - Saving Money

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Finding money in an old winter coat or some forgotten jeans is the best. You’ve got cash in your pocket and you didn’t do a thing! Instead of $20 we’ll show you where to find an extra $1,000 this year. Just like finding that $20 bill, these steps are virtually effortless yet can turn into a lot of extra money.

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