Monday, January 16, 2012

Resolutions are great, but...

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, everybody! For many of us, we're probably home, enjoying the long holiday weekend.

Here it is the third week of January; how are you doing with your resolutions? Are you eating healthy? Exercising everyday? How's your household budget looking?

While I plan on shooting some free resources your way to help you with your health - both in diet and exercise - I want to focus on your financial health first. (Quick note: When I say "diet", I don't mean starve-yourself-so-the-scale-reads-the-numbers-you-want-to-see. I mean Healthy Lifestyle Change. But we will get back to that.)

I am most focused on financial health because this is where my family is at present. I'm not going to pretend that on a scale of 1 to 10, I'm a 10; not even close. However, I really like how David and his wife, Andrea over at The Coupon Wizards approach helping people get out of debt. Instead of trying to push product (either theirs or an affiliates), they present their readers with a use-what-you-have strategy. In other words, the help they provide both at the Coupon Wizards website and their sister website, Learning 2 Coupon - a financial blog for couples, for free.


I am one of those people. But really, I'm just sharing some linky love.

And passing on freebies.

The Budget of Your Life: Breaking the Chains of Debt by Kenneth B. Soward is offered as a free Kindle download. As a reminder to those who do not know, you can download the free Kindle app to your phone, PC or Tablet. Simply do a Amazon search for "Kindle App for _____" (whichever device you want to place the app).

I just downloaded it myself. I will be reading the book this week and will post a review. However, I wasn't sure how long this ebook would be available for free. The hardbound book is available for $9.99 - but going back to the original idea of this post - getting out of debt without spending money - I figure buying the book is kind of defeating the purpose. Especially when I can take the electronic version with me where ever I go.

So, I'm passing on the freebie.

Until next time...

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