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    With an alarming percentage of Americans living paycheck-to-paycheck, it is no surprise that the average American home has over $90,000 in consumer debt, totaling to over $3 trillion nationwide (source). Wow. This debt includes credit cards, car loans, and student loans. so it doesn’t even count mortgages. Crazy. Here’s the correlation between these reports: Since most Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, they

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    Buying a house ridden with black mold; losing your job after buying a home you couldn’t truly afford; taking out a car loan payment beyond your means; refinancing your home because you can’t cover the payments… Are we all just one decision away from financial ruin? Eight years ago Mark and I made many horrible decisions. One of them was that

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    One of the worst feelings in the world is the dread felt when the phone rings and on the other end is a person demanding money that you don’t have. It’s money that you should pay; you borrowed it, but there’s no money in your account to cover it. Learning how to negotiate your delinquent debt is essential to moving

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    Do you make decisions based on how it will impact your credit score? STOP! Read this and start living your life for YOU!

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    We all want the best for our kids, right? And we want them to not only have the opportunities that we’ve been given, we want them to have EVEN MORE. Could there be a better example of this than setting up a fund to help pay for their college? Maybe you just had your first child, maybe you hardly feel like an

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    In this day and age, one of the largest items in everyone’s budget is student loans. Obviously, if you can do anything to end up with no loans or less loans, you should, but how do you battle those loans down once you have them? One of the most important things you can do it truly understand your loan, the

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    When we consider all of the line items in our budget, chances are that your mortgage is one of the biggest expenses.  This isn’t bad, it’s just usually the way it is. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could find a way to chip away at that a little extra?   Obviously, if you chose to buy a house, the

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    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust Bank. The opinions and text are all mine. Nine years ago Mark and I signed on the dotted line to purchase a brand new house. We didn’t know it at the time but those signatures would seal in years of unimaginable financial hardship. Hardship that led to me

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