See President Obama Talk About Changes to the Pay-As-You-Earn Loan Repayment Plan

Hey Frugalistas, Earlier this week, President Obama had a town hall meeting with Tumblr Founder, David Karp, who ironically skipped college to pursue entrepreneurship, to discuss the state of student loans. Prior to the chat, President Obama expanded the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) so that millions more borrowers can qualify for lower monthly payments,

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Here is How One SisterGirl Accountant with $100,000 Student Loan Debt Is Going to Win the Debt Game

Ya’ll don’t know this…yet, but Cynthia is the bomb!! I kept quiet about my coaching services(which I will be rolling out in the summer. Super stoked!!) for a while because I wanted to make sure that anything that I do, seriously, is useful and in service of the money AND spirit. Seriously, getting out of

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5 Things Your Financial Frenemy Will Say To Keep You Living in Debt

When you decide to pull-up your big girl panties and take charge of your finances like a grown woman, you may begin to realize that everyone will not be happy with your new frugal lifestyle. Your shopaholic friends will become your new financial frenemies and say things to keep you chained to the door of

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9 Things I Did To Pay Back My $40K Student Loan Debt in Two Years

Frugalistas, I had the opportunity to share my student loan story with Harriette Cole of The ROOT web series Bring It To The Table last week. It was my first interview and I was both excited and nervous. Before I post it on social media, I wanted to share it with you, my tribe. I

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How to Choose Whether to Close or Keep Your Credit Card in 10 Easy Steps

Tiffany “The Budgetnista” is back with some fun financial tips on figuring out whether to keep or close credit cards. She is super fabulous and 1/5 of my brown girl collective The Frugal Fab 5. Check out her site: www.thebudgetnista.com. “Hey B, should I keep my credit card?” “Tiffany, I heard that it’s bad to

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9 Ways To Successfully Handle Debt Collectors

by Tiffany the Budgetnista Aliche   Tiffany the Budgetnista is back with another helpful post! ( You can learn more about Tiffany and The Budgetnista here: thebudgetnista.com) I know, I know….Debt Collectors can seem reeeeally scary.  They’re these mysterious people who call you and demand payment whether you have it or not. They can even threaten you with credit destruction, wage

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Pay Off Your Debt in 7 Steps and Still Maintain Your Lifestyle

  This guest post is by DreamGirl Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche and 1/5 of the all-star personal finance group that I am part of The Frugal Fab 5. (Click here to read more about us.) TIffany, as you may have noticed in the DreamGirl interview makes getting your budget right fun and easy-to-do. Check out

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4 Ways I Am Trying To Get Off That Credit Card Crack

Over the weekend, I took a look at my last credit card bill and realized that I have been a bit too free with the plastic. With my husband’s most recent layoff and my goals of taking a year off,  I realize that every penny counts toward my family’s financial goals and financial freedom. So, in the

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Start Strong, End Stronger: Fab & Frugal Financial Tips for Your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s

In Your 20’s Your Credit Score is King Make sure that you protect your credit by paying bills in a timely and responsible manner. Your credit is the most important part of your finance picture. It will have the biggest impact on any lines of credit you may be offered; including cars, homes and loans.

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“I Picked Up The Phone:” How One Frugalista Chose Financial Freedom Over Financial Fear and Shame

by Natasha Gordon Often times we avoid facing situations because of the fear that we have created in our minds. In my case, it was the catastrophe that would happen when I answered the phone from my student loan officer. I swore that they would tell me that I had to pay the full amount

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