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Credit Cards – Are They Necessary?

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Have you ever imagined what life would be like if the concept of credit and credit cards didn’t exist? Well, not too long ago, people primarily used cash to pay for things. That’s how I grew up, and that’s how my parents taught me to think about money. If you didn’t have the cash to pay for something, you simply wouldn’t be able to buy it.

Nowadays, it seems like everything is ...

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Used Car

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My very first car cost me under $1,000.00. Granted it was a 1992 Buick Roadmaster with the tackiest fake wood siding and took about three turns of the key to start, Shelly successfully transported me to high school and back, even in the snowy tundra that is winter in New England. She eventually died on me during a road trip to Montreal, but the way her exhaust pipe was sputtering , ...

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The Psychology of Overspending

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Understanding financial concepts like debt, credit, and savings is critical to long-term success with money and finances. Equally important however, is recognizing and controlling the psychology that influences the buying of things you don’t need. We need to do more than simply lay out the nuts and bolts of credit but also ponder our own behavior in this aspect.

People with overspending and debt problems tend to share a common costly trait: ...

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Frugal Living – Fake It Even After You’ve Made It

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We’ve all heard the phrase “Fake It Until You Make It”, but why should you stop when you “make it”? You could always just keep faking it…just like my friend Yvonne!

Back in our college days, Yvonne would dream of making it big, hoping to achieve financial success so that she could buy nice things and enjoy a cushy lifestyle. As a poor college student, she didn’t have much spare cash, but ...

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Introducing the Freedom Debt Relief Blog: Our 2 Cents!

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Welcome to the brand new Freedom Debt Relief Blog: Our 2 Cents!

We’ve gotten to know many of our wonderful clients throughout the years, most of whom were in serious financial trouble when we first met. During the journey, we’ve helped them address financial issues, come up with solutions, resolve debts, and get on track to a better financial future. It is one of our greatest joys knowing that we can help ...

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