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How to Avoid Student Loan Debt With Weird Scholarships

How to Avoid Student Loans With Weird Scholarships

College is expensive, and student loans are not a good solution by any means.  That's where scholarships can come in really handy.  Here's a guest post from Pyper Barnes who is a current college student and runs a unique website named WeirdScholarships.net where you can find all kinds of unusual scholarship opportunities.   Simply put, […] Read More

Living Paycheck to Paycheck- How to Manage Your Money Better

Living Paycheck to Paycheck- How to Manage Your Money Better

When I did the latest reader poll here on Celebrating Financial Freedom a few months ago, the biggest problem most of you said you were facing is that you are living paycheck to paycheck.  It’s a problem that I see almost daily when readers contact me for financial advice. Unfortunately, living paycheck to paycheck seems […] Read More

How To Buy Real Estate With a Self Directed IRA

How to Buy Real Estate With a Self Directed IRA

Did you know you can buy investment property using your IRA?  In this article I’ll show you how you can use a Self Directed IRA to invest in real estate using money you already have in your existing IRA account.  I’ll also give you insights on my own personal experience investing in real estate with […] Read More

Living Without a Credit Score- Your Questions Answered

Living Without a Credit Score- Your Questions Answered

Living without a credit score is one of the basics of personal finance that I teach on a regular basis.  However, I’ve found that telling people they don’t need a credit score tends to freak people out a bit. Most people get this weird look on their face and politely listen to what I’m saying.  […] Read More

What is a Sinking Fund and Why Do You Need One?

What Is a Sinking Fund and Why Do You Need One

One of the top things I teach here at CFF is the importance of budgeting.  If you want to succeed financially, it’s absolutely essential that you have a solid plan for your money in the form of a budget.  When you don’t, you usually end up like the majority of people who are living paycheck […] Read More

3 Reasons Why Your Budget Fails

3 Reasons Why Your Budget Fails

The following is a guest post by Joseph Hogue:   Budgets are like New Year’s Resolutions, we all make them but few ever last long. Make sure you’re not setting your budget up to fail with these three budget fixes. Consumer debt in the United States reached $625 billion in April, near the record set […] Read More

Does God Want Us to Have Nice Things? The Wealth Debate Continues

Does God Want Us to Have Nice Things Wealth

Some people can get kind of weird when you start talking about God and wealth.  So many of us are taught that poverty and lack of material goods breeds humility and brings you closer to God.  At the other end of the spectrum are the preachers asking their flock for a new $65 million private […] Read More

12 Things You Should Know About Me

12 Things You Should Know About Me

When I started the Celebrating Financial Freedom blog and course in 2011, it was very difficult to share anything personal with my readers.  I really wasn’t used to putting my life on display for everyone to see. Over the years I’ve learned to be a little more open about who I am and what I’m […] Read More

Money Making Idea #15- How to Buy & Sell Overstock Items For a Profit

How to Buy and Sell Overstocked Items For a Profit

This Money Making Idea is a great way to start a side business.  If you do well, you could even transition this money maker into a full time business with a full time income to boot. There are a lot of people making a living selling overstocked and liquidated merchandise, but there is certainly room […] Read More

Reverse Mortgage- Wise Investment or Stupid Decision?

Reverse Mortgage- Wise Investment or Stupid Mistake

Reverse mortgages are heavily advertised as a great way to provide retirement income for cash strapped homeowners.  Usually you’ll see reverse mortgages advertised using an aging TV or movie star encouraging seniors to unlock the equity in their home to provide extra income during retirement. But is a reverse mortgage really as good as advertised, […] Read More

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