• 8 ways to monetize your website

    by  • September 29, 2014 • Tagged: , ,  • Comments

    The Internet is a great way to make money. In order to do this though, it is necessary to know how to monetize a website. There are all sorts of different ways to do this, but knowing the ins and outs of this process is helpful. That is why understanding the eight different ways to ... Read more →

    Budgeting for Traveling and Using a Great Rewards Credit Card to Help Along the Way

    by  • July 8, 2014 • Tagged: , , ,  • Comments

    Learning about different cities, cultures and customs is educational and exciting! Everyone loves to visit different places, whether it is to visit friends or family or for a vacation. You may be wondering if it is possible to travel more without spending a lot of money. It is possible, with careful budgeting and using a ... Read more →

    Loan Shark Guide

    by  • July 3, 2014 • Tagged:   • Comments

    With research suggesting that the number of illegal money-lenders operating in the UK continues to soar, read our handy guide to how to spot a loan shark and what to do if you fall victim to one.  Our guide covers the definition of a loan shark, how to handle a loan shark as well as ... Read more →

    Vegas Baby!

    by  • October 1, 2013 • Tagged:   • Comments

    When we started our blog, we were freshly engaged, and had started to plan our wedding. Readers of our blog know that we had some expensive ideas for the wedding and not many of you agreed with our decisions. We went ahead with our own plans anyway a few years after that first post. Five ... Read more →

    We’re Buying a House…Sooner or Later

    by  • September 19, 2013 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    Sadly, after almost nine years of renting an apartment and stable rent payments, we’ve decided that we need to get a bigger place to live. Our financial lives were pretty simple the past few years, even with the addition of a new family member. We’ve decided to turn our world upside-down and look for property ... Read more →

    You’re Hired! Now Here’s a Car Payment

    by  • December 6, 2012 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    One of the great things about my current job is that my wife and I can commute together, whether it be by public transportation (in the past) or by car (currently). While I’ve waxed poetic on how much I love my job, I found myself a few weeks ago interviewing for another position. It’s a ... Read more →

    Are Two Birthday Parties Too Many?

    by  • November 13, 2012 • Tagged: , ,  • Comments

    After almost 2 years of being parents, my wife and I have realized that we have a “Spirited Child”, ie, a child who is just more of everything. As such, we’re trying to be sensitive to his needs, temperament, and personality. Large scale disruptions can mean hours (yes, plural) of uncontrollable tantrums. Included in these ... Read more →

    Giveaway Reminder! Favorite Tweets!

    by  • November 9, 2012 • Tagged: , ,  • Comments

    Just a reminder that the $100 giveaway contest ends today at 11:00 PM CST. Read about emergency funds and enter the contest here! As I’ve talked about on our Facebook page, we’re pretty much all set for Thanksgiving; we’ve ordered a turkey and sides. That’ll help immensely considering the difficulty it will be to even ... Read more →

    Giveaway! Guest Posts! Favorite Tweets!

    by  • November 2, 2012 • Tagged: , ,  • Comments

    Happy Friday! It’s been quite the week here at Make Love, Not Debt. Here’s a wrap up of what’s been going on. Guest Posts Abby wrote a guest post for Couple Money — Figuring Out Financial Equality in A Marriage I wrote a post for Reach Financial Independence — Who Did I Marry, Financially? Giveaway ... Read more →

    Short Update on My IRS Situation and Other Miscellaney

    by  • October 26, 2012 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    If you’ve been following us on Twitter (@lovenotdebt) you’d have known that I’ve been dealing with the IRS and their mistakes that I talked about in this post. I’m actually on hold with the IRS as I write this post, and I imagine that I look like this: I’ll be posting soon about what’s happened ... Read more →

    Fall is Here! Favorite Tweets!

    by  • October 12, 2012 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    The air is crisp, leaves are changing color, and Starbucks managed to prevent a shortage of pumpkin spice lattes. Ah fall. I hope that you’re enjoying your fall and also enjoying what we’ve been posting on the blog. Abby is signed up through the rest of the year so expect to read much more of ... Read more →

    Small Savings Can Lead to Big Gains

    by  • September 26, 2012 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    When we started this blog in 2006, we had a little over $18K in credit card debt. That number was probably higher since we had already started paying down that debt. Also back then, our salaries were about 35% lower than they are now. Since our main goal back then was to get rid of ... Read more →

    No IRS, I Don’t Owe You $7,000

    by  • September 20, 2012 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    To this day, I still love getting physical, tangible, U.S. Letter Carrier delivered mail. Of course, these days that is becoming increasingly scarce (Postal Service shutdowns notwithstanding) as most of my communications arrive via electronic mail. However, there’s one envelope with my name and address that I never like to receive: an IRS-sent letter. The ... Read more →