WELCOME TO THE CARNIVAL!
The newest Carnival of Debt Reduction is up and ready for your perusal.
This Carnival is interesting because there are a lot of posts about how debt maybe isn't so bad (ironic considering the name of my blog!). I hope these posts will spark a lot of discussion among you all. Please comment, tell folks off, agree with folks or ask questions!
Successfully Reducing Debt
Beef Stooge has three rules for debt reduction… I wish I knew about these six years ago!
Surfer Sam has 14 steps to get your finances in order – these steps also work nicely when trying to get out of debt – Wish Surfer Sam had told me these a few years ago!
The King of Debt, I assume wants a new moniker, but he advises debt haters to automate their debt repayment so they can’t sabotage themselves.
Scott Lee has tips for how to use credit cards without going into debt.
Sarah, who is living large on a small budget, has some tips on how to get your head right to pay down your debt.
Steve at Get Debt Free tells you how to set the goal of debt freedom.
Blunt Money reminds us to reward ourselves, just a little, while getting out of debt.
NCN offers some support while completing your debt reduction journey. Check out the updated charts of 60 No Credit Needed Network members hell bent on getting out of debt (or saving some cash), including yours truly.
Trent of The Simple Dollar has some helpful tips for avoiding irresponsible spending… I should have read this before I went shopping this weekend.
Joe of Penny Pinching has more tips for avoiding impulse buying.
Laura the Dragon Slayer says maybe we wouldn’t be in so much debt if we felt fulfilled for other reasons than money and status symbols.
Clink at Coins on the Pavement says you can avoid debt, if you stop trying to keep up with the Joneses.
Mr. Credit Card has four things you should consider before taking on debt.
Golbguru vents about greedy students failing to delay gratification.
GET THEE BEHIND ME DEBT!
These bloggers say avoid debt at all costs. Is that necessary?
Matthew of Getting Green says a high credit score just allows you to get into debt.
Mona of Time to Budget says there’s no way to wisely use credit cards.
DEBT: OUR MISUNDERSTOOD FRIEND?
These bloggers raise an important question -- Is debt really that bad? Hell yes! But that’s just me, check out their arguments on the softer side of debt:
Uncle Bill suggested a young woman go into a little debt (for school), but she’d rather work two jobs.
Tricia at Blogging Away Debt might be in debt a little longer to save for retirement.
Paul has an Extreme Perspective about debt – maybe you can live just fine deep in it.
The following posts aren’t about debt reduction, but they have some excellent tips on personal finance in general:
John of Queercents has a nifty Excel spreadsheet for tracking your expenses. And he tells you how to make one just like it.
Silicon Valley Blogger has 22 ways to save money… I don’t know about swiping cemetery flowers to save some cash on a wedding though. But there are 21 other good tips!
FMF has 9 Keys to making the most rewards credit cards.
Michelle says teach your kids about money.
Debt Be Gone pays cash for a car repair.