January 6th, 2012

Friday Roundup: Introducing the ReadyForZero New Year’s Challenge

 

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Introducing the ReadyForZero New Year’s Challenge. “We hope you’ve had a warm, fun, and safe New Year’s Eve and that your 2012 is off to a great start! Since a lot of you are thinking about resolutions right now, we wanted to do something to help any of you who are resolving to pay off more debt in 2012 (which we think is a might fine resolution, by the way)!” ReadyForZero*

10 Monthly Bills You Can Slash. “Bills! Bills! Bills! Sometimes it seems as if everyone’s got their fingers in the pie when it comes to your hard-earned money. Electric bills, water bills, cable, cell phone bills, doctor’s visits — the cost-of-living expenses never seem to end. However, if you’re smart about it, you can work the system and save some money on these so-called necessary expenses.” Wise Bread

What Are The Odds? “I’ve been coming across a few pretty dope contests lately (if you can call them that?), and as a lover of currency and games, I thought it was something you’d might enjoy too :) Who doesn’t like FREE MONEY for doing nothing, right?? (And more *free* than my post about tax reimbursements, haha… that’s a different kind of free.)” Budgets are Sexy

Five Fiscal New Years Resolutions for Families. “New Years resolutions usually involve losing weight, quitting smoking, etc. Instead, this year use your resolutions to help put your financial house in order. Doing that won’t help you fit into that pair of skinny jeans or improve your breath, but it will fatten up your wallet and improve your financial outlook.” FiveCentNickel.com

Person to Person Lending Guide. “In 2011, we saw banks completely shut down credit lines, homes were foreclosed and interest rates were raised. It really was a war-zone for a while. What if I told you that you don’t have to rely on banks for lending?! Banks are not the “end all” for every type of situation. Yes, they’re useful under certain circumstances, but you really don’t “need” a bank.” Free Money Wisdom

*Credit Karma is proud to be a part of ReadyForZero‘s New Year’s Challenge! Sign up, and you’ll receive an email each week to help you reach your goals. Two of those emails are sponsored by Credit Karma and address how to reach your credit goals. Here’s to a debt-free and credit-wise New Year with ReadyForZero and Credit Karma!

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