There’s no place like home for the holidays.  There’s even a song about it.  The thing is, if that home is so expensive that you are house poor, it can ruin your holidays with stress.  To enjoy your home, you need to figure out how to afford it. Home refinance applications are down from last…

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Once again, I am dealing with the problem of shopping for others, without buying things for us adding to our debt.  Put another way, I seem to buy more for me when I am looking for gifts for others.  I know it is a horrible habit, but as an undiagnosed ADD victim, I constantly get…

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It can be tough to get excited about Holidays when you are struggling to keep up with the debt you already have.  Maybe you need some activities to bring nostalgia and FUN back into the season. Here are some reminders and ideas to give you back your holiday joy this year. Just say no.  You…

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Yesterday a friend shared with me one of her family holiday traditions.  Each member of her family draws the name of the person they will make a gift for.  I LOVE this tradition. Yes, it requires creativity, patience and talent. Because each is only making a gift for one person, they can take time to…

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