I’m still trying to get over that Seahawks/Packers NFC title game. While I did want the Packers to win because I’m a big Aaron Rodgers fan, but I can’t get mad because Seattle really has that never die attitude and their quarterback Russell Wilson is one of the most likeable guys in the league. Looking forward to a great Super Bowl, which I’m getting will be better than last year’s beatdown of the Broncos.
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-15 Ways to Fight Debt in 2015 by Financially Blonde: Debt is an epidemic in this country, and in order to fight an epidemic you need a strategy. These are some great ways to take care of any type of debt you carry.
-Making Progress, Or: Alternatives to the Debt Snowball by Indebted and In Debt: I’m not a big fan of financial “gurus”. They all have something to sell. The debt snowball is a piece of guru advice that is terrible. It is a guaranteed way to pay more interest and keep yourself in debt longer. If you can stay motivated by paying off the highest interest rate, you’ll thank yourself in the end.
-How Does Travel Hacking Affect Your Credit? by The Broke and Beautiful Life: I enjoy taking advantage of a good credit score and credit card sign up bonuses to rack up travel points, aka travel hacking. This is a very thorough explanation of the affect of credit card churning on one’s credit score. In short: if you have a good credit score and pay your bill on time and in full, it’s not going to affect your score in the long run. It may even help increase it.
-How to Get the Lowest Mortgage Interest Rate Possible by Financial Samurai: Great post on some ins and outs of refinancing your mortgage. My mortgage payment is currently my highest monthly bill, which is true for a lot of people. Makes sense to at least try and shop around to see if you can get a more favorable rate and save money in the long term.