Debt Reduction, Motivation

An Inspiring Debt Reduction Email

I recently received the following inspiring email from Valerie.  Valerie reads No Credit Needed, and she was also a member of the No Credit Needed Network. Subject: Thank You I just wanted to let you know that I finally paid off my debt this morning… after clicking online to submit the final payment of $200, I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.  Your website has truly helped me pace myself, consider purchases for the short and long-term, and think about funding my emergency, house down payment, and retirement funds. I can’t thank you enough for your… personal take on financial management, your thoughtfulness and support. I am incredibly grateful. I sent Valerie a follow up email,…

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill – $2,927 Per United States Citizen

The House and Senate continue to discuss the fate of a proposed economic stimulus package – the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009.  Currently, the House version of the bill includes $825 Billion dollars worth of new spending and tax cuts.  The Senate version, as of yesterday, now has a price tag of $887 Billion dollars. I’m trying to wrap my head around just how much $887 Billion dollars really is, and I’m not alone.  My pal Frugal Dad ran the numbers, and I strongly urge you to read his article about how long it would take to spend $887 Billion dollars, at a rate of $1 Million dollars per day.  Before you read his article, please be seated,…

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Senate Votes To Delay Analog To Digital Transition

Yesterday, the United States Senate voted, unanimously, to delay the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting.  Originally scheduled for February 17, the Senate approved delaying the the transition until June 12.  The measure approving the delay will now go before the House Commerce Committee, and could go before the full House for a vote as soon as today. We receive our television signal via Dish Network satellite, so we don’t have to worry about the conversion.  Those who receive television via over-the-air antenna, however, may need to purchase an analog-to-digital conversion box. From the DTV.GOV Digital TV Transition FAQs What do I need to do to be ready for the end of analog TV broadcasting? Because Congress mandated…

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