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WKW 59: How to Get a Lower Interest Rate on Your Debt with Dan Macklin

Posted by on 3:35 am in Debt, Podcast | 1 comment

Today with us we have Dan Macklin who is one of the founding members of SoFi, a marketplace lender that offers student loan refinancing, personal loans and mortgages. He is a thought leader whose perspectives on education debt and personal finance have been featured in a variety of media outlets including CNBC, ABC, Fox Business and Fast Company, as well as his personal favorite, Italian Vogue! What You Will Learn from this episode More about Dan’s background which lead him to start a business with guys he met in college How SoFi get...

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Credit Sesame Review

Posted by on 3:30 am in Credit Report, Reviews | 1 comment

Credit Sesame is a financial services company that aims to be uniquely different. In their own words, “Most financial services companies direct customers to focus on investing and don’t address a significant contributor to the wealth equation—the mortgages, loans and credit cards we pay each month. That is where we come in. With our deep expertise in developing bank-level credit and loan analytics, and the belief that transparency and access to financial information are fundamental consumer rights, we established Credit Sesame in 2010.” In...

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How One Woman “Swept Away” Nearly $80,000 in Debt in Less Than 3 Years

Posted by on 3:30 am in Debt | 4 comments

How did you acquire $79,500 in debt? What did that debt consist of? My debt consisted of $50,784.35 in credit card debt, and an additional $28,756.17 in student loan debt that was a combination of my master’s degree and my daughters undergraduate degree. What did it feel like to have that much debt? It felt like a huge, crushing burden that filled me with dread, worry, anxiety and fear. I hated opening the mail because I didn’t want to see the credit card balances and I hated answering the phone for fear it was a creditor on the line who...

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How to Give Your Kids A Healthy View of Money

Posted by on 3:30 am in Money Habits | 0 comments

Along with teaching our kids good money habits before they graduate, it’s important to instill a healthy view of money in our children’s minds. Money, if allowed to, can be a very emotional subject. People often use money as a means to buy happiness, acceptance or love, which can in turn lead to a lifestyle of accumulating debt.  Here are some tips for raising your kids with a healthy view of money that will encourage them to avoid debt and live a lifestyle of good stewardship where their money is concerned. Teach Kids that Money...

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Making Entrepreneurship a Family Affair

Posted by on 3:30 am in Business | 0 comments

Tell us a bit about yourselves. Our names are Holly and Greg Johnson of Club Thrifty (CLUB THRIFTY LLC). We are thirtysomethings who have been happily married for almost 10 years, and we have two darling little girls. For the first several years of our marriage, we felt like we lived fairly frugally. Even though we were making a nice living, we realized that we weren’t saving any money. So, we decided to take control of our finances – slashing our expenses and sticking to a tight budget. We became very deliberate with our spending, and...

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