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 […]

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? […]

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 #12 – July 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 […]

Book Review – “Debt-Proof Living: How to Get Out of Debt & Stay That Way” by Mary Hunt

Note: This article contains an affiliate link.  If you buy the book through the Amazon link I provide in this post, I will earn a small commission, which will go towards helping me pay for the site’s hosting fees.  Thank you! Have you ever picked up a book and before you even finish the first chapter, […]

Update #5 – December 2016

My new goal in life is to be a hospital.  Apparently, they make so much money, they don’t even need to bill people to stay afloat.  That’s right, we still have not heard a peep from them about our visit in October.  I did call to see if maybe something had gotten lost in the […]