August 24, 2017
when should you start investing

When Should You Start Investing?

One of my biggest pet peeves as a financial planner is debt. Debt is something I deal with on a consistent basis when it comes to my clients. The question that I get the most concerning debt many times is this: Should I pay off my debt before I start investing?
July 26, 2017
Debt Free Living - Don't Follow These Strategies

Debt-Free Living: Don’t Follow These Strategies!

Debt is one of my biggest pet peeves. I HATE DEBT! Just to give you an idea of how much debt Americans are in here’s a few statistics from NerdWallet, $764 billion in credit card debt, $8.63 in mortgages, $1.17 trillion in auto loans, $1.34 trillion in student loans, and 12.73 trillion in other kinds of debt. The average credit card debt balance is $6,184.16. Households with new auto loans pay an average of $503 a month for 68 months. So you can see, we’re are a long way from debt-free living!
April 5, 2017
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What Debt Should I Pay Off First?

Hey, guys! This is Justin Goodbread with Financially Simple. So if there is one question I get quite frequently, it is, “What debt should I pay off first?” In fact this last week I had an entrepreneurial doctor in our office and he recently freed up about $1000 a month. Many people will say, “Use the debt snowball.” It’s a good idea. Some will say, “Knock out the highest interest first.” That’s a great idea and may work for you. Which of these two popular options, if any, will work best for him?
January 15, 2017
5 Financial Do-Overs I Wish I Had

5 Financial Do-Overs I Wish I Had

Whether they’re personal or financial, life always comes with regrets. How many times in life have you uttered the words, “If I could do that over…” Probably many! Just like you I’ve wished for my fair share of do-overs. So as we head into 2018, I’m going to share the five financial do-overs I wish I had, in hopes that you won’t make those same mistakes.
October 12, 2016
erasing mortgage debt

Debt Reduction: Fastest way to get out of debt?

Debt reduction isn’t just something the Federal Government needs to work on. We all wonder if we’ll ever pay off the debt we amass and if we do how can we do it quickly? If you’re looking for the fastest way to get out of debt too, here’s a short video. Justin Goodbread, CFP®, Financial Advisor and Wealth Manager with and offers some tips to simplify the process. Debt Reduction: Fastest way to get out of debt?  
September 8, 2016
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What’s the Fastest Way to Get Out of Debt?

“A man in debt is so far a slave.” Ralph Waldo Emerson penned this statement in his 1860’s book The Conduct of Life. Over the last 5,000 years, debt has been a bain of human existence. In today’s fast-paced and electronic world, it often seems that we cannot move forward without utilization of our age-old nemesis; debt. According to Nerdwallet, the average U.S. household with debt carries $15,310 in credit card debt and $132,086 in total debt. For many, debt contributes to individual psychological stress and depression. We have all agreed that it’s terrible, but what is the fastest way to get out of debt?