Are You Ready to Finally Fix Your Finances - For Good?

Hi, I'm Tana (rhymes with Donna). I want to help you finally crush those financial goals you've been putting off.

Whether it's paying off debt, making more money, or saving more money, I'm here to help.

I've been where you are. Our family recently paid off over $27,000 in 18 months, and can finally say we're officially debt-free.

Tana, author of Debt Free Forties

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5 critical steps to financial success

5 Critical Steps to Becoming Financially Successful

Learning to be successful through your career or personal life are skills that take practice. Learning to be financially successful is no different. It’s more than just setting a budget once and walking away, hoping it works out. You must give yourself the right tools to be successful and follow through every month. Below are…

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Holiday Shopping in June (or Earlier!)

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Holiday Shopping in June (or Earlier!)

It’s the end of June and we’re officially 6 months out from the holidays. Why am I talking about them now? Did I see the first Christmas commercial of the year? (Ha, kidding. But seriously – can we finish one holiday before starting the next? Cripes.) I know you’re thinking, geez, I have PLENTY of…

Monthly finance report

July 2017 Finance Report

Woot woot! My husband has found a new job and starts this week. Thank goodness! We won’t have the company healthcare until 90 days, so we still have the additional cost of paying for our own for now. We were able to knock a bit more than usual off the ol’ credit card, so things…

7 Must-Take Steps for Surviving a Sudden Job Loss

7 Must-Take Steps to Avoid Debt After Being Laid Off from Work

Recently, my husband and I have been putting our nose to the grindstone in terms of budgeting and expenses so that we can finally get our debt paid off. Unfortunately, he got laid off from work three weeks ago. The positive side is that since we had already been budgeting and working on pay off…

Monthly finance report

June 2017 Finance Report

My husband is still on the job hunt, though he did applied for unemployment and he did receive severance, thankfully. Next up is figuring out healthcare and not panicking over the insane cost. One bonus is that if we pay for a healthcare plan out-of-pocket, it’s a write-off since I’m a contractor. Overall there has…

Monthly finance report

May 2017 Finance Report

Bad news this month – my husband was laid off towards the end of April. While frustrating, I’m vowing not to let this screw up our debt repayment. And at the very least, we will figure out how to avoid accruing more debt during this period of uncertainty. Even though the snowball might not be…