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Jackie Beck

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Jackie Beck
Budgeting, Earning More/Hustling
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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They say debt can be good. They say debt can be a tool. They say debt with low interest rates isn’t worth thinking about – just pay it every month and move on. They say all these things – absolutes, simple judgments – and I listened. Boy did I listen. What I heard helped me […] The post That Moment When You Change Your Family’s Life Forever appeared first on JackieBeck.com. ...
Posted: Mar 16 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Sometimes I hear people talking about how they’re not paying off their student loans because the interest rate is “so low that it’s not worth worrying about.” Even if they have the money on hand to repay it. Something about that just seemed off to me. I spent some time with a few calculators to […] The post Why You SHOULD Worry About Student Loan Interest appeared first on JackieBeck.com. ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 8:00 PM
Dr. Jenn MD got a full ride to college and medical school, married her college boyfriend, and got a job near family when she graduated. What could go wrong' Debt, of course. Not too many people feel bad for a doctor in debt. After all, doctors drive fancy cars, make six figures, and take exotic […] The post Even High Income Earners Can Get into Unexpected Debt appeared first on JackieBeck.com. ...
Posted: Feb 16 2018 @ 2:31 PM
Ready for a cool budgeting tool' Meet the zero based budgeting form! (I sometimes call it a reality-based budget too, because it helps you manage your money in a way that actually works in the real world. Getting real in a nice way!) You can get your copy of the zero based budgeting form here […] The post Genius Way to Budget that Anyone Can Do with this Simple Form appeared ...
Posted: Feb 09 2018 @ 9:35 PM
Last month, we paid off the $195,000 mortgage on our dream home. After 4 years of focus and partnership with my wife Nicole, we’re now completely debt free and thrilled about the future ahead of us. To help our two young children remember this family tree-changing moment in our lives, we decided to celebrate with […] The post How We Paid Off Our $195,000 Mortgage in 4 Years appeared first on ...
Posted: Dec 29 2017 @ 2:40 AM
For me, every year’s New Year’s resolution was to get my debt situation under control. But it would never last. That’s how Leslie Walsh, then age 47, felt year after year. New year, new you, right' Except when it doesn’t turn out that way… She adds: As my children grew older, expenses that I thought […] The post I Was Tired of Failed New Year’s Resolutions, So I Paid Off $58K ...
Posted: Dec 22 2017 @ 8:08 PM
There’s a simple mindset hack that can help you reach debt freedom faster. But before we get to it, it’s quiz time: What do all of these phrases have in common' I’m trying to pay off debt I wish my credit card didn’t have such a high interest rate I’d like to be debt free […] The post Reach Debt Freedom Faster with One Simple Mindset Hack appeared first on JackieBeck.com. ...
Posted: Nov 16 2017 @ 4:49 AM
The holidays can run you a pretty penny if you’re not careful — especially if you’re not yet in the habit of budgeting for them throughout the year. But it doesn’t have to be that way! You can use a few amazingly simple ways to save big bucks on your holiday spending. (Plus you’ll save […] The post 4 Crazy-Simple Ways to Cut Your Holiday Spending in Half appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 11 2017 @ 7:47 AM
Did you know that getting a credit card for emergencies is one of the most common credit card mistakes you can make' Sadly, I found that out the hard way, leaving me frustrated and discouraged. Here’s what happened — plus what you can do to avoid falling into the same trap. (Or to escape that […] The post Could You Be Making This Common Credit Card Mistake' appeared first on JackieBeck.com. ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 5:02 AM
You’re ready to pay off debt, but what’s the best way to go about it' Should you use the debt snowball method or the debt avalanche' Spoiler alert: If you’ve been in debt for a long time and want to get out of debt for good, the debt snowball is highly likely to be best. […] The post Debt Snowball vs Debt Avalanche appeared first on JackieBeck.com. ...
Posted: Sep 07 2017 @ 11:03 PM


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