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A Budgeting Secret

I have the privilege of talking to many people looking to change their financial situation. As you can imagine, no two situations are the same,...

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A Budgeting Secret

I have the privilege of talking to many people looking to change their financial situation. As you can imagine, no...

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Use a second job to pay off debt

My wife and I are both 29 years old and struggling. We made a series of bad financial decisions about...

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3 Tips on How to Stop Spending Money

Saving the money you didn’t spend is often the forgotten step in the process. Have you ever wondered why you...

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Your financial wake-up call is ringing, it’s your choice to answer it

First appeared in USA Today and The Indianapolis Star His face looked different. And the words coming out of his...

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When does leasing make sense?

Dear Pete, I always like your advice! I recently totaled a vehicle and my insurance company paid it off and...

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Should I pay off my mortgage now?

Dear Pete, Based on your emergency fund recommendation of 3 months, I now have enough to cover more than 3...

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Signs it’s time to relent and start budgeting

A lot of people think they are better than budgeting. I’m sure there was a time in my life when...

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Pay yourself first

Dear Pete I like reading financial advice articles, but I never really follow through on any of the advice I...

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Knowing when to use your emergency fund

So you busted your hump to save money for your emergency fund. Awesome!!! This is a pretty big deal. At...

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