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WKW 32: From Getting Fired to Being Fired Up with The Newsletter Guru, Jim Palmer

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Life can have a funny way of ushering us from one direction to another and if we do not look at these trials with the correct perspective, we will miss the blessings that these experiences are disguised in.  Our guest for this episode had been fortunately forced to do what he is doing today and he shares with us that although we can’t control our circumstances, we still have the power to control our destiny. In this episode of the Well Kept Wallet Podcast, we have Jim Palmer, who is a marketing and...

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How to Pay Off $80,000 in Student Loan Debt in Less Than 3 Years

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Here is today’s debt success story with Lance and Tori Cothern. How did you acquire over $80,000 in debt? What did that debt consist of? My wife went to college during the credit crunch and picked a very demanding four year degree, nursing. Due to the rigorous course load, Tori couldn’t work during school. She took out loans each semester to have enough money to make it until the next semester. Unfortunately, due to the circumstance she had to take out variable rate private loans at very high interest rates and they accrued...

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25 Quotes About Money Worth Remembering

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If you are looking for some inspiration when it comes to your finances, often times a quote will do the trick. People have been quoted for centuries for their wisdom that has stood the test of time. Here are 25 money quotes of people from all walks of life to help you navigate your personal finances. 1. “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” – Will Smith 2. “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the...

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Debt Success Story: Paid off $80,000 in 3 Years with Austin Netzley

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It was all student loan debt. 4 Years at a private college that now costs over $50,000 per year (per collegedata.com). While in school, I kept asking my Mom how much I had in student loans. And for one reason or another, we never got the answer. So, when I graduated, I got the tally in the mail: $72,000+. Now that I think about it, I also had $8,000 of debt for my car as well… $80,000 of debt to start off my journey in the real world! Woo-hoo! What did it feel like to have that much debt? It honestly made me sick to my stomach when I thought...

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Debt Success Story: Paid off $110,000 in 26 Months with Devin Elder

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How did you acquire $110k in debt? What did that debt consist of? In 2008 I somehow managed to convince this beautiful, smart, perfect girl to marry me. It was the best thing to ever happen to me, and to this day I marvel over it. What follows is a real life love story of sorts: no magical kingdoms, just two people getting a clear vision about how to beat the odds together. We were not too far out of college when we got married at a Vineyard in the Texas hill country in July 2008. We each had car loans, credit cards, and student loan debt. If...

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