Garage Sale No More! Do this instead.

Garage Sale No More! Do this instead.

I came across an article on The Simple Dollar by Holly Johnson. Her article “Why I Quit Having Garage Sales (and What We Do Instead)” takes a look at why she gave up on having garage sales. I agree with Holly. A garage sale is hard work! You drag all your junk out to the…

Can I Afford a Vacation Home?

Can I Afford a Vacation Home?

A vacation home is a popular topic for our family. We live in an area where the cost of a primary residence hovers near the one million dollar mark. Our prospects of owning our own home are years in the future. However, there are mountain communities surrounding Los Angeles where the cost to buy a…

Houston – Six Awesome Free or Cheap Date Ideas

Houston – Six Awesome Free or Cheap Date Ideas

A while back I did an article about dating on a budget. That article went gangbusters. A lot of my readers from that article were from Texas and California. I thought it would be awesome If I wrote some short articles that talked about dating on a budget in some specific cities. The first city…

Beat the airlines with this one click trick.

Beat the airlines with this one click trick.

So you need to travel somewhere but you are trying to get out of debt. You do the smart thing and shop around for airline flights on the internet. But it seems like every time you visit the airlines website the prices go up just a little bit. You are getting hit with the thinking…

What we learned from “The Millionaire Next Door”

What we learned from “The Millionaire Next Door”

This week we lost an influential voice in the world of financial freedom. Dr. Thomas J. Stanley one of the authors of “The Millionaire Next Door” Was killed in a traffic accident. Though I never met Dr. Stanley I am very familiar with his work. He showed us that being a millionaire is not an…

How to Save on Food: Grocery Store Battle Plan

How to Save on Food: Grocery Store Battle Plan

If you follow OurDebt.net you know our mission is to show you what we are doing to get out of debt. Part of getting out of debt is getting smarter about what you buy everyday. Before Melissa and I started paying off debt, eating out was a big part of our lifestyle. We were in…