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Old 04-02-2013, 02:55 PM   #75
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If you don't want to spend the rest of your living month to month this is the best advice you will ever find.

I have not had a credit card in at least 5 years. It is silly to maintain a bunch of credit crds to keep a high FICO score if your long term goal is to be financially healthy and independent.


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Here is the book

But here are the steps:

Step 1- Save $1000 Emergency Fund
Step 2- Pay off all Debts Smallest to Largest - using the funds you free up to add to the payment of the next debt - aka the debt snowball
Step 3- Complete the ER fund with 3-6mo of savings
Step 4- Put 15% of your income toward retirement
Step 5 - Save for Kids' college
Step 6 - Pay off House Early
Step 7 - Become Wealthy and give a lot of it away


Thats the VERY high level overview but the Key to step 1-3 is budgeting - give every dollar a name -- on paper - on purpose every month - Keep a $0 Budget meaning every dollar has a Job


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