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How to Minimise Student Loan Debt

With the exception of a mortgage, a student loan is likely to be the biggest debt you get yourself into during your life. And while it is currently interest free, it is still a big financial burden.

One Girl’s Guide To Get Out Of Debt Quick

Last week I confessed my debts – at a grand total of around $6000 (and that doesn’t include my student loan….). However confessions are empty without redemption, so, after a weekend of spending (whoops) I’m on a diet – a money diet – to get out of debt quick.

A Girl's Guide To Breaking Bad Money Habits

Shopping, it’s a favourite pastime of many New Zealand women, yours truly included. Many of us find it difficult to walk past our favourite store without checking out those gorgeous shoes in the window, or that sexy sweater that would look great on our man.

Managing Your Mortgage

Once your mortgage is in place, there are steps you can take to make sure it is always working for you as well as it can. In this section, you'll find information about:

The 12-Step Get-Out-of-Debt Program

By  Leo Babauta Debt is a major problem for a lot of people these days. The problem is, even if they know they want to get out of it, they have a hard time figuring out how to start. If you fit this description, this 12-Step program spells it out for you.

10 Ideas For Living A Life Without Credit Or Debt

By Leo Babauta My dad and I were talking about his recent financial turnaround, and one of the things he said was that he loves being free of debt.

Simple Finances: How And Why To Build Up A Cushion In The Bank

By Leo Babauta Recently I began to do something in my bank account that would have been unthinkable to me a few years ago: build a (relatively large) cushion in my account, to allow myself to pay all my bills at the beginning of the month.

10 Lessons To Teach Your Kids About Money

By Leo Babauta I’m only now learning habits that I wish I had when I was entering adulthood. I think I’m not alone here, but if I had these habits when I was young, I’d be pretty well off now.

Fiscal Fitness: Eliminate Debt With 10 Successful Diet Principles

By Leo Babauta

21 Strategies for Creating an Emergency Fund, and Why It’s Critical

By Leo Babauta Building up an emergency fund, if you haven’t already, is one of the most important things you can do to help your finances. But you knew that.

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