My wife and I have been paying down the principal on our $200,000 mortgage for almost four years now. The balance currently sits at $20,000. We are knocking at the door of mortgage payoff paradise!
Reaching financial independence takes a whole lot of drive and determination. It definitely does not come to us overnight. There are difficult steps that we must take to earn the truly awesome rewards that come with owning our own time and choosing the direction of our day.
One of those major milestone steps is escaping the grips of student loan debt.
You have been persistent, you’ve become best friends with Zillow and your hard work has paid off. You have finally found your dream home. Now, it’s time for the important next step of choosing your mortgage.
Hello MKM Readers! For all you recent grads out there, we have a new guest post from Laur Davidson. She is freelancing her way through her university debt. Give her some student loan crushing encouragement in the comment section below. Enjoy!
For many college graduates the perfect job is one that pays well for the knowledge and skills they spent tens of thousands of dollars to acquire. However, the nature of today’s competitive job market requires more latitude when trying to meet all expectations.
Tomorrow is the 241st anniversary of the United States of America declaring its independence from Great Britain. While I’m preparing to spend a fun family day filled with hot dogs, beers and fireworks, I remembered that I also made a declaration of my own at the beginning of the year about my goals for 2017. We’re halfway done with the year so I thought I’d check in, share my progress and hopefully, you’ll do the same with me.
Over the last year on my podcast, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with a collection of millionaire entrepreneurs, early retirees and personal finance experts. These conversations have allowed me to learn, grow and inspire others to win with their finances and create a better future for their family. After each episode, I share a quote that motivates me and the listeners of the podcast to take action.
The magical, mystical and all-powerful credit card …
If we want something really bad but we don’t have the money for it, credit cards solve our problems immediately. Don’t they? If we’re jonesin’ for some new threads, we want to buy a fancy dinner or even treat ourselves to a tropical vacation, we can swipe our way to happiness. Right?