After nearly three years of marriage, my wife and I had our first real lover’s quarrel over money. We thought avoiding debt, saving a large portion of our income, and living well below our means meant we’d never have such a dispute, but we didn’t expect to encounter this particular issue.  Our disagreement might be… Read More


This is a transcription of a presentation delivered by Ben Blanchard from Debt Freeks to two groups of high school students at a business skills conference on December 12, 2017 at Klamath Community College. A big thank you to KCC for putting on this event, and an even bigger thank you to my great friend… Read More


One of my favorite topics to discuss is the mindset of abundance vs scarcity. I don’t know why. It could be years of being sort of an Eeyore type, until I decided to change my point of view, or it could be that our culture seems obsessed with scarcity, and that’s just irritating when we’re… Read More


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Just pick ONE! That’s the “secret” to simplifying your life and freeing you to focus on what you really want. Avoid “paralysis by analysis” by choosing one method and sticking with it for a while. I figured this out after getting fed up with all the different kinds of plastic food containers in my kitchen.… Read More


Sushi. Just saying it feels expensive. A night out at the local sushi joint with the pals can easily rack you up a $60+ bill. Ouch. Can a similar meal be had for less? Absolutely! Read on to find out how!… Read More


My personal money journey has been one of extremes. As a kid growing up, my family was pretty thrifty and a lot of that rubbed off on me. I distinctly remember cautioning myself as an 11 year-old to not use too much detergent in the dishwasher because we couldn’t afford to waste it. Skip ahead… Read More