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Roots of Personal Finance Member Spotlight: Kylye Holly

Kylye Holly is a mom of two, with a fondness for dirt biking, mountain biking and motocross. She’s also a successful Pure Romance Consultant with a million dollar team. After prodding from her boyfriend, Justin, she signed up for our winter session of Roots of Personal Finance, which she...

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The Road Less Traveled

If you're reading this blog, chances are you're looking to better your finances. I want to applaud you on taking that step. It's hard to go outside the norm of debt and overspending. Your friends and family may think you're crazy—even call what you're doing weird. But don't let that phase...

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The Appealing Nature of Credit Cards

Have you ever thought about why debt is so appealing? Yes, debt. I know you're thinking, "Debt isn't appealing at all." Ah, but it is! Pay attention to the next credit card commercial you see. It most likely features a celebrity or kitschy theme that tells you how much easier life is with a...

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Debt, Don't Kill My Vibe

Do you ever think about how much more you would be able to afford and do if you didn't have debt payments to worry about? Of course you do. We all do. It feels like a never-ending merry-go-round and you're ready to get off. You only have to do one simple thing.

Stop! Stop borrowing more money....

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Saving Makes Cents

The reality that we live in is that credit trumps saving. Why wait and save up for a purchase when you can put it on a credit card and get it today? $747 billion is why. That's how much credit card debt U.S. consumers owe, according to Nerd Wallet’s 2016 American Household Credit Card...

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Budgeting... It's Sexy!

You. Need. A. Budget. This is not up for discussion. You must have a budget if you ever expect to make a difference in your finances. Budgets are for you to tell your money what to do. If you get your paycheck, spend it all and have no accounting of where it went, you need a budget.

People hear...

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A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish

It's the second week of the year. How are you doing on your resolutions? Did you know that 75% of people keep their resolutions for only one week? So if you're still going strong, congratulations!

A lot of people think that their failed resolve is due to their lack of willpower. However, more...

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"I need a good credit score to be successful with money!" WRONG!

Does it matter how great of a chef you are when you don’t have the ingredients to create that seven-course meal? You could be the world’s best chef, but without those ingredients, you aren’t any better than someone who doesn’t know how to cook at all.

You could say the...

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An Open Letter To Those In Need Of Hope

An open letter to those in need of hope,

Ever since I can remember and even going back to when I was a kid; I always wanted to own my own business. I wanted to have the freedom to do what I wanted. When I was 10 or 11 years old I remember starting my own car wash in my driveway. I made some...

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There Are No Quick Fixes

I hate to burst your bubble, but quick fixes don’t work.

If you can grasp this idea you can achieve just about anything.

You see in this day and age everyone is looking for the quick fix. Not only is everyone looking, but there are people out there trying to sell it as well. This has...

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