The following post is from Melissa Batai There seem to be two camps when it comes to credit card use and budgeting.  One group says the best way to get your finances and budget under control is to simply quit using credit cards.  Cut them up, and go back to using all cash and the […]

Debt vs. Life

by TTMK on September 28, 2016 · 0 comments

The following post is from Melissa Batai “It’s always sobering to know someone you went to high school with has died.” So began my friend’s Facebook update.  That was how I discovered another one of our classmates had died.  Now that I’m in my 40s, this is happening more often than I had expected.  When […]

The following post is by staff writer Melissa Batai When my husband and I were dating, and later when we were engaged, we had a frank discussion about finances.  He came into our marriage debt free largely because his parents gave him living money in college and paid for his education.  I came into the […]

If the process of making money followed a Hollywood script, we would start our career at an entry-level job, then dazzle senior management and skyrocket straight up to the very top corporate ladder.  There would be nothing but uninterrupted success along the way, and wealth would accumulate to give us the opportunity to live a dream life, and the […]

10 Tips to Avoid Debt in Your Life

by TTMK on October 3, 2012 · 7 comments

You know, there are people who seem quite comfortable taking on debt. Charging away on credit cards, carrying balances without a though. Or, signing up for big car loans on whim. Even more jarring – those who overextended themselves financially to buy a ‘dream’ house during the last real estate bubble. Well, I’m not one of […]

6 Tips for a Debt-Free Life

by TTMK on May 31, 2012 · 5 comments

Debt is a part of life, and helps the economy move.  If there was no money to be loaned, many companies would have a hard time doing business. That being said, I would prefer to have no debt in my life. Wouldn’t you?  The idea of being free and clear of debt is a good thing, […]