Along the Journey Weekly Roundup #3 Pay Off Debt Edition

by Mike on February 16, 2010

Every Tuesday, I will post a link roundup of articles I’ve found while researching the Internet. Last week a paid off another credit card! Looking at the zero balance was incredibly satisfying. I have 1 more card left in the snowball and my goal is to have that paid off by my birthday (April 23). After that is paid off I will be done with credit card debt and can turn my attention towards paying off my car and student loans.

Here are some awesome articles I’ve stumbled across this week:

11 Ways We Dove Into Debt, & How We’re Digging Out (@MattJabs)
A list many can relate to!

4 Money Lessons Learned from a Fool(@RedeemingRiches)
What the Bible says about fools and what we can learn from them!

What is a Good Credit Score & Why You Should Care(@fiscalgeek)
An explanation of the magical number known as the credit score. What is it? Where does it come from? Why is it important?

8 Reasons Why the 529 is the Best College Savings Plan (@ChistianPF)
The title says it all!

Questions About the New Car Sales Tax Deduction Answered
(includes video) (@MoneyMatters)

A Minister’s Salary (An Essential Guide)(@MH4C)
An interesting post discussing protocol for minister’s salary.

Reflections on short term mission trip to Haiti(@ProvidentPlan)
I LOVED this post! We are so blessed and this is a great reminder. Also, the people in Haiti will need our prayers and support for a long time


PFJ On the Map (Yes, I am going to continue to work the “journey” theme!)

Guest posts:

How I Scored 4 Free Flights Last Year…All Without Frequent Flyer Miles (@moneycrashers)
194 Diggs and counting at the time of this posting ~ Thanks!

Round-ups:

Friday Finds / Out of Debt Again

One Money Design / Friday Roundup

Sweating the Big Stuff / Best of the Rest Valentine’s Edition

Blog Carnivals:

Best of Money Carnival hosted by Good Financial Cents
I’m humbled & honored to be 1 of the 10 selected from over 70 entries!

Carnival of Financial Planning Edition 128 hosted by Canajun Finances

244th Carnival of Personal Finance hosted by LenPenzo

Carnival of Debt Reduction

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ChristianPF February 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Thanks Lakita!

2 Paul Williams February 16, 2010 at 10:16 am

I’m glad you enjoyed the article, Lakita! I saw your guest post at Bible Money Matters today. Let me know if you ever want to guest post at my site. I can’t offer the same kind of traffic Pete does, but your understanding of Scripture fits in well with the content on my site.
.-= Paul Williams´s last blog ..Deduct Haiti Earthquake Relief Donations on Your 2009 Tax Return =-.

3 PF Journey February 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm

@Pete: It was my pleasure…and thank you for accepting the guest post

@Paul: Sure, I am always interested in guest posting opportunities…especially those where I can expound on the bible. Let’s connect via email

@Matt: Thx! If I can come up with a way to rent a car or book a hotel room without having them hold an EXTRA security deposit without a credit card then I may be open to ditching the card all together. I don’t like the idea of having money held up that is above the cost of the room or rental.

4 Matt Jabs February 16, 2010 at 9:22 am

Congrats on paying off your credit card Lakita. After you pay off that last one on your birthday maybe I can convince you to close and shred all of them for good! 🙂
.-= Matt Jabs´s last blog ..Lending Club Review – Peer to Peer Lending =-.

5 Bible Money Matters February 16, 2010 at 9:18 am

Thanks for the link – and thanks for the guest post today! It was a good one!
.-= Bible Money Matters´s last blog ..Would You Pass the ‘Rich Young Ruler’ Test? =-.

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