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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Economic Hard Truth Week in Review – Bad News Overload Edition

October 4, 2008 by  
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To be honest, Mr. ToughMoneyLove is mentally fatigued from the avalanche of economic data and political news this past week, most of it negative.  I am particularly disappointed that any lift in the markets that should have been caused by passage of the “rescue bill” on Friday was overwhelmed by the horrible data from the manufacturing and employment components of our economy.  The hard truth is that the economic data is more reflective of where we are than any political pronouncements from Washington. Read more

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Will Your Retirement Nest Egg Be “Puny”?

August 29, 2008 by  
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Financial Planners are Not Happy with Retirement Planning by U.S. Workers

I don’t really enjoy starting the weekend with bad news but it seems that financial planning professionals are now openly complaining about their clients.  They are complaining about working adults of all ages.  They seem to be particularly upset with baby boomers, the bulk of whom are scheduled to start retiring in 2011.  Why?  Because we are all grossly unprepared for what is to come, as in too much life span left at the end of the retirement nest egg.  Mr. ToughMoneyLove wants to explore this a little further. Read more

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Welcome MSN Money Readers to Tough Money Love

August 27, 2008 by  
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This week the Smart Spending blog on MSN Money had some nice things to say about my Ten Warning Signs of a Normal Financial Lifepost.  I know that a lot of readers of the Smart Spending blog came my way as a result.  I am glad you did and hope you will come back.   Mr. ToughMoneyLove may be “deliciously snarky” as I was called by Smart Spending but I believe you will find some useful information about personal finance and retirement planning mixed in with the hard truth attitude.

Thanks again for visiting.

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Actuaries Urge Immediate Action to Save Social Security Benefits

August 4, 2008 by  
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The American Association of Actuaries today held a press conference urging immediate action to delay or prevent the complete collapse of the Social Security retirement systemRead more

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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

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