Book Review – “Love Your Life, Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want” by Rachel Cruze

Disclaimer: The links provided in this post are Amazon affiliate links. Technology is super cool.  Just this morning, I was able to see one friend’s baby taking her first steps, share in another friend’s view of the sunrise in Jamaica, and celebrate my cousin’s anniversary, all without even getting out of bed.  But to mangle […]

We Saved Over $13,000 by Refinancing Our Student Loans!

As I mentioned in my last update post, Rachel and I refinanced our student loans last month.  It seemed like a lot of work at first, but the draw of cutting the interest rate proved too irresistible, so we took the leap.  How’d we make out?  Let’s take a look! Refinancing: What Even Is It? […]

Update #14 – September 2017

Hey!! If you’re new to the site or haven’t been here in some time, you may be wondering what this post is. TL;DR – my wife Rachel and I started our marriage together with over $80,000 worth of debt between us. That got old REAL quick, so we turned to Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover […]

Every Life Is Precious

This blog post is part of the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month blog tour in partnership with Debt Drop. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741. As Americans, we often pride ourselves on self-sufficiency.  We idolize those who we see as having “made it.” […]

Guest Post: My Personal Finance Story – Jacob @ Dollar Diligence

Hey, everyone! Welcome to the first-ever guest post on Steward and Slave! This week, Jacob from Dollar Diligence shares how he got rid of $25,000 of student loan debt in just over a year.  Check out his story, and be sure to head over to Dollar Diligence for more from Jacob!   How I Got Here […]

Book Review – “Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done” by Jon Acuff

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for my honest review. If you’re anything like me, you like to start stuff.  Whether it’s an online class in computer programming, a new hobby, or a lifestyle change you read about online, you’re all about it!  The problem is, […]

Grow Where You’re Planted

I hate cheesy platitudes.  Like, I really despise them.  If it’s in the college dorm decoration section at Target or a trending hashtag, you can pretty much bet that it will never leave my lips under any circumstances other than mockery and mourning for tomorrow’s generation.  But for some reason, “grow where you’re planted” gets a […]

Pivot

If you’re a business that’s not doing so hot, and you decide to radically change the direction your business is going, perhaps by entering a different market or changing up your product selection, that’s called a pivot.  If you’re with a couple friends and you’re trying to get a couch up an angled staircase, that’s […]