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Me!Debt Roundup was created to share a journey toward debt freedom. After four years of fighting debt, I learned a few things about myself, my finances, and my desire for financial freedom.  I have since paid off my debts, built a business, a thriving blog, started making more money, and investing more than I ever have before.  This blog is my journey through it all and the tips and tricks I picked up along the way.  I discuss everything from debt, credit cards, loans, making money, investing, and everything else evolving around finance.  Along with these topics, I also share tools and resources which helped me along the way. I hope it helps you discover your new financial pathway!

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Your mortgage is likely your biggest monthly expense. Think about what you could do with that money if you didn’t have to pay the mortgage. When you refinance your home, you will not get all that money back, but you can free up a big chunk of that payment to use to pay down other debts or to finance fun things like a vacation. This is entirely dependent on refinancing at a lower interest rate than …

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There is a large and pervasive myth that bankruptcy is what happens to losers. It is the last vestige of hope for deadbeats and people who are trying to shirk responsibility. It only happens to people who absolutely deserve it and, if you declare it yourself, it means that you are a terrible person who is horrible with money. Nothing could be farther from the truth! Bankruptcy: Myth Vs. Reality Here is the truth about …

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One of my favorite sites, Udemy, is at it again my friends. They are offering over 10,000 courses for only $10!  You have to use the coupon code: KEEPCOOL1110 to get the discounted courses. The catch is this ends in a few days (7/29) at 11:59 pm PST. That’s right, you only have a few days to get this deal.  Before you ask, let me explain what Udemy is and how they help you learn something new. …

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  It’s back to school season my friends. If you have kids in school, then you know about this lovely time. The school lists are coming and you need to head out to get supplies. What happens if you don’t get a school list though? Do you know what school supplies you will need to purchase in order to be ready for the first day? In the spirit of back to school, I’m putting together …


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