Debt Vigilante Blog Posts

  • Financial Lessons from History – Jamestown
    on Oct 17, 2010 in History Politics Rants
    As I watch the forecast for the federal deficit grow to $1.17 trillion for 2010, I can’t help but wonder where this governmental spending philosophy came from.  There’s an old saying,  “the reason we study we study history, is to ensure we do...
  • Debt Vigilante’s Weekly Top 5
    on Aug 29, 2010 in DV's Weekly Top 5
    Welcome to the second installment of Debt Vigilante’s Weekly Top 5.  The following posts are my top five from the personal finance blogosphere from this past week. 1.  Does Money Buy Happiness? Evan’s Theory This is a great post by Evan from My...
  • Is Being Poor A Choice?
    on Aug 28, 2010 in History Rants
    I was recently involved in a conversation that was centered around the question, “Is being poor a choice?” This is a touchy subject for many people and probably one that is not “politically correct.”  I have never been the one to dance aroun...
  • DV Weekly Update
    on Aug 24, 2010 in DV.com News
    Due to some traveling this past weekend, the Debt Vigilante weekly update is coming a few days late.  Better late than never. Carnival of Personal Finance 271 My article Extravagant Frugality was featured under the frugality section of the Carnival...
  • 8 Ways I Cut Costs To Have More FunMy main financial goal over the next three years is to pay off my student-loan debt as quickly as possible.  I have been aggressively paying off my debt for the last 18 months, but my standard of living has not dramatically changed.  By going throu...
  • The Reverse Life Insurance Philosophy
    on Aug 16, 2010 in Personal Finance Spending
    As you probably have already guessed, I am a big proponent of paying of debt as fast as possible. I also know the importance of investing in your future and your retirement, but a big part of my financial philosophy is to enjoy your money and your li...
  • DV Weekly Update
    on Aug 15, 2010 in DV.com News
    August is officially half way over.  The year is absolutely flying by – before we know it, it will be 2011. Quick DebtVigilante.com Updates I am proud to announce that DebtVigilante.com has joined the Yakezie Challenge put on by Financial Samurai.
  • Debt Vigilante’s Weekly Top 5
    on Aug 13, 2010 in DV's Weekly Top 5
    This is the first of  a new weekly roundup here at DebtVigilante.com.  The list will consist of my picks for the Top 5 posts of the week in the personal finance blogosphere.  So, without further ado – here are the first ever Debt Vigilante Top 5...
  • Are Professional Athletes Worth the $$$? What Are You Worth?
    on Aug 12, 2010 in Rants
    Imagine getting paid over $266,000 every time you showed up for work, and productivity has nothing to do whether you get paid or not.  Better yet, imagine getting paid $33,000,000 a year to fail 7 out of every 10 times you are sent to do a job.  So...
  • $33,000,000 per year – Is Alex Rodriguez Worth It? What Are You Worth?
    on Aug 12, 2010 in Rants
    Imagine getting paid over $266,000 every time you showed up for work, and productivity has nothing to do whether you get paid or not.  Better yet, imagine getting paid $33,000,000 a year to fail 7 out of every 10 times you are sent to do a job.  So...
  • $33,000,000 per year – Is Alex Rodriquez Worth It? Find Out What You Are Worth?
    on Aug 12, 2010 in Rants
    Imagine getting paid over $266,000 every time you showed up for work, and productivity has nothing to do whether you get paid or not.  Better yet, imagine getting paid $33,000,000 a year to fail 7 out of every 10 times you are sent to do a job.  So...
  • Extravagant FrugalityOver the course of the past few days I read a couple interesting articles on two very established personal finance blogs: The Simple Dollar and I Will Teach You to Be Rich. Trent at the Simple Dollar focuses on frugality to clear up cash, whereas Ram...
  • Financial Advice from Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin is one of the wisest and most well rounded men to have ever walked the earth. He was a successful writer, publisher, businessman, philosopher, inventor, scientist, statesmen and diplomat.  He created bifocal glasses, discovered a w...
  • What Does the End of Bush-Era Tax Cuts Mean For You?
    on Aug 7, 2010 in Politics Taxes
    The holidays are a great time of year in America.  To the typical American, the holiday season represents family, friends, fellowship, and giving. This year however, the New Year shuffles in a new type of giving – Americans giving more of their pa...
  • DV.com Mission Statement
    on Aug 6, 2010 in DV.com News
    Lately, I have been working on my personal mission statement.  It is a work in progress and not something that I am taking lightly.  When finished, my mission statement will be the constitution that governs my life. My personal mission statement is...
  • Taking Care of BusinessLast night, I was driving home from Tampa at 11pm when I came to a complete standstill on a bridge over the bay.  This particular bridge connects St. Petersburg to Tampa and is about six or seven miles long.  Once you get on, there is no getting of...
  • The Most Important Invesments
    on Aug 3, 2010 in Reflections
    Most of the content you will find on this site will deal with strategies that I use and progress that I am making as I pay down my large student loan balance.  Occasionally I will also right an article spotlighting entrepreneurship or other aspects...
  • Remembering to Walk Before I Can RunMy financial life for the past 18 months has been crazy – and will continue to be for the next 3-4 years.  I am focusing nearly all of my surplus financial resources to paying down my school debt. Earlier today, I was imagining how different my li...
  • August Giveaway – Its a Big One!!!
    on Aug 1, 2010 in DV.com News
    July marked the first full month of Debt Vigilante.  I spent a lot of the time trying to get the site looking and behaving the way that I wanted it to.  It took quite of bit of reading, learning, and frustration to get the site the way I wanted, bu...
  • Budget Goals for August
    on Aug 1, 2010 in Our Financial Updates
    Category Amount Budgetted Car Payment $- Cell Phone $34.00 Clothing $50.00 Dining $75.00 Entertainment $75.00 Gas $250.00 Gifts $50.00 Groceries $300.00 Insurance $63.00 Misc Expense $250.00 Rent $520.00 Student Loan 1 $445.34 Student Loan 2 $95.93 U...
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