Subscriber Swap Saturday: No Debt Plan

December 6, 2008 by  
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Today Mr. ToughMoneyLove wants to introduce my readers to another personal finance blog that I like to read, No Debt Plan.

No Debt Plan is about getting and staying out of debt with a plan.  Kevin, the author, is passionate about budgeting, saving for the future, and using goals to reach financial freedom.  You can subscribe to his blog by RSS or email.

This is the second Subscriber Swap Saturday that Kevin has run.  The basic idea is to get the subscribers of one blog to subscribe to the other blog for at least a week, just to try it out.  After a week if you don’t find that blogger’s content enticing, drop it.  The hope is that over time you will find several writers that you weren’t familiar with that provide meaningful content to you.  (You can read more about Subscriber Swap Saturday at his blog.) 

I had a chance to interview Kevin to briefly talk about himself and his blog:

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Want to See Money Waste? Attend an NFL Game.

October 28, 2008 by  
Filed under Money and Behavior, Spending

Mr. ToughMoneyLove went to the Titans vs. Colts game last night.  I enjoyed it immensely, as my family members have been fans since the team moved to Tennessee.  Even though I have been to many games, I still come away in wonderment at the money folks spend at the stadium.  Some (including me) would call many of those expenditures pure money waste.  Read more


Saving Money by Slowing the Work Lunch Cash Drain

August 3, 2008 by  
Filed under Budgeting, Spending

This post is about money that is lost (and that can be saved) just by being more disciplined in deciding what and how you are going to eat lunch in the workplace. Read more


Are Defaulting Homeowners “Victims”?

On my ride into work this morning, a radio host was interviewing the director of the New Jersey animal shelter where the recently famous forty-four pound cat “Prince Chunk” is now living.  When the host inquired as to how the fat cat happened to arrive at the shelter, she was told that the cat’s owner was a victim of foreclosure and had to abandon the monstrous feline. Read more


Small Expenditures That Can Bust Your Budget

July 29, 2008 by  
Filed under Budgeting, Spending

It is amazing to me how people who are strapped for cash or just plain broke continue to purchase products and services that can cumulatively play a significant role in busting their budget.  Somehow, people have mentally morphed  these items from the “things I want” category to the “necessary” category.  Here are some budget buster examples that really bother me when I see them in a broke person’s financial breakdown: Read more