Happy New Year!
My dear husband is gallantly off working his second job today, so I've decided to suck it up and finally clean our room which has been abysmal for the last 8 weeks. Among the many, many loads of laundry I removed from the room (and have begun washing--oi!), I uncovered a recent copy of my favorite magazine, "Real Simple". My in-laws buy my subscription every year for my birthday (Thanks, Ken and Kay), and I absolutely adore it.
The January issue's theme is "How to Break Your Bad Habits"--absolutely fitting! Inside there's an article about debt, what causes us to get into debt (beyond the obvious--spending money we don't have), and an editor's note explaining it is the first in a series of articles the publication will be running over the course of the year to help readers address the growing debt plaguing our country.
Looking at the Real Simple website (www.realsimple.com), they also have a number of other articles and tools available to support responsible money management. I have had a number of tips roll in as of late (and I'm personally a huge Dave Ramsey fan), but I like what Real Simple has to offer as well. Among a smattering of offerings, these are the ones that piqued my interest:
Here's a link to the article: http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/money/spending/in-debt-00100000072593/index.html
A "Get Out of Debt" Checklist: http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/money/planning/credit-fixing-checklist-00000000000211/index.html
Seven Ways to Reach Your Financial Goals: http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/money/financial-goals-00100000072358/index.html
Your Guide to Saving Money: http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/money/saving/save-money-00000000055115/index.html