With each passing week, my Credit.com Debt Diet participants get savvier and savvier about paying off their debt. This week, one learned the psychological benefits of paying off bills as they come, rather than in one chunk at the end of the month. Another learned to break her goals into smaller steps so it’s easier to see the progress. For more on what they’re learning and how they’re doing, see what the Debt Diet participants are blogging about this week.
As my Debt Diet Challenge participants are learning, the fable of the tortoise and the hare has never been more true: slow and steady wins the race. When you’re staring at a mountain of debt, it can be difficult to think that there will ever be an end in sight. But small, steady progress will get you to where you need to be. To hear more about the ups and downs of the Debt Diet process, see what the participants are blogging about this week!
Last week I went over to AOL to talk about why it’s always good to take a “purchasing pause” for their “You’ve Got” series. To find out what this means, as well as other ways you can have mind over money, check out the video clip below!
Only 18,000 jobs were added to the U.S economy in June. As a result, many people are still in hibernation mode when it comes to spending. This morning on Today, I discussed the areas in which Americans are increasingly cutting back. To see these penny-pinching tricks and more, check out the video clip below.
Do you love the savings produced from coupons but don’t have time to make extreme couponing your full-time job? Check out my latest New York Daily News column, where I provide some time-efficient tips on how to save big bucks at the grocery store.
This morning on Today I sat down with a mother of three who is looking to shape up her finances and stop living from paycheck to paycheck. To see the tips I gave her, check out the video clip below.
This morning on Today, my mother, Elaine, joined me and Tamron Hall to talk about what financial lessons she taught me growing up. To learn more check out the video clip below.
On Today’s Money 911 we talked about retirement plans for federal workers and if free online budgeting websites are safe to use. To learn more check out the video clip below.
On Today’s Money 911 we answered viewers questions on refinancing a home, self employment tax rates and the best way to increase your credit score when paying off credit cards. To learn more check out the video clip below.