Guest Post: Three Steps to a Debt-Free Life – Ashley @ Debt Academy

Hey, everyone!  This week’s post comes from Ashley over at Debt Academy.  She gives us three easy ways we can get on the path towards freedom from debt.  Thanks for contributing, Ashley! If your family is anything like mine, then chances are, debt is one of the unfortunate constants in your life. In fact, the […]

Update #15 – October 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 […]

Be Like Sam

Last week, I was working one of my last days at my part-time job.  There was one co-worker there, we’ll call him Sam, who I’d seen a couple of times but never really worked with closely.  Sam and I found ourselves in a conversation that day that I won’t soon forget.  He knew that I […]

An Open Letter to High School Seniors

Dear High School Senior, I know it doesn’t seem like it right now, but you’re almost done.  You’ve got two more short months left in 2017, and about five more to go once the calendar turns.  Then you’re free!  No more high school drama (except it’ll always be there), no more people telling you what […]

Downshift

This month is shaping up to be the biggest month of our marriage so far.  For 17 of the 24 months we’ve been married, I’ve been working two jobs.  Not out of some greedy desire to buy a mansion or attempt at becoming a workaholic, but out of necessity.  When we got married, we quickly […]

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 […]

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 […]

Update #13 – August 2017

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I launched Steward and Slave!  After Rachel and I decided we were really going to go after this debt monster last August, I knew I wanted to share our story as it happened, but I didn’t know how that should look.  Should we spam everyone on […]