How to Close a Credit Card With Minimal Damage to Your Score

By Cassie | Mar 20, 2017

I’m in my friend Bari Tessler’s Art of Money year-long money school both as a participant and as a guest speaker and I was asked about closing a credit card. Side note: Bari’s new book, Art of Money, is one of the books I recommend for dealing with the emotions of money. It’s especially good…

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Unsolicited Advice Before You Buy An Online Business Course

By Cassie | Feb 27, 2017

It’s that time of year again….the time of year where a bunch online courses launch that teach you how to create an online business that will give you all the money and freedom and toes in the sand driving convertibles and working from your laptop that will make your wildest dreams come true. If your inbox is…

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A Nifty FREE Tool To Help With Credit Building Decisions

By Cassie | Feb 23, 2017

Do you ever wish you could know if you were pre-qualified for a credit card before you apply, so you could avoid the hard pull and the hit on your credit score? American Express has this nifty little tool that allows you to see if you’re pre-qualified for their cards, without a hard pull on…

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Two Favorite Books for the Emotions of Money

By Cassie | Feb 23, 2017

I like to think of myself as someone who is actively trying to minimize my pet peeves. Be more Zen. More duck like. But I get annoyed when people write books about money that have never had money issues. Some of my favorite books about money (or anything, really) are when people go deep. Uncover the…

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What Dave Ramsey’s Cash Method Actually Does to Your Credit Score

By Cassie | Feb 23, 2017

Good credit is not the same thing as good money management. You can be great with money, but if you aren’t using credit, you won’t have a good credit score. You can even pay all your bills on time, but if those bills don’t report to the credit bureaus, it won’t help you at all.…

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Should You Use Your Retirement to Pay Off Credit Cards?

By Cassie | Feb 23, 2017

One of the questions I get asked all the time is should I use my retirement savings to pay off my credit cards? I like to share my answers with you here because I’m on a mission to populate the internet with knowledge and truths. Radical, isn’t it? But I think it’s important to know…

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Daily Habits To Get Your Finances In Order

By Cassie | Feb 23, 2017

There was a time during the foreclosure on my family land where I couldn’t bear to open my mail. The business mail didn’t come to me, but I was under such suffocating pressure that even my own mail was too much to deal with. I would get it from the mailbox, take a cursory glance…

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What You Can Do About Tax Trouble

By Cassie | Feb 23, 2017

It seems like the wrong time of year to be thinking about taxes, unless you’re a nerd like me and you think about things like this often. In my defense, I got an email from Erik (my business partner) summarizing what had he gotten done for a client and one of the things we’ve gotten…

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What To Do When You’re Maxed on Your Credit Cards and Maxed on Your Ability to Pay

By Cassie | Feb 23, 2017

This week I want to talk about a pickle I know a lot of people are in. You’ve got a lot of credit card debt, and you’re maxed on your ability to pay them down. I have been talking with a client about this. We are getting some old collections off her report that will definitely improve her score, but…

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