My Experience with the OdorFree Villa 3000

If you know anything about me, you know I love to fish. I used to travel once every 2 years to Alaska to get my salmon and halibut fishing fix. With fishing though comes cleaning and cooking. And, if you are like me, you know when you are cooking fish because of the strong odor that comes from cooking fish. This has always been an issue for my wife and me because she does not like the smell of … [Read more...]

Why the Cupra Is A Popular First Car

Source Whether it is your first step, first word, first love or first car, “firsts” are significant. Milestones in life, and your first car is no exception. The car you choose as your first vehicle baby, aka ‘your Rod’, ‘Ride’, ‘Wheels’ or ‘Whip, will be more than just a status symbol or vessel to transport you from point A to B. It is your VIP pass to independence and driving freedom. It Is … [Read more...]

How to make your office more eco-friendly

Office waste can cost a small business up to £384 a year for waste disposal according to research. Not only does this result in a larger carbon footprint, it also means larger utility bills and health risks. Reducing your company’s carbon footprint can be as easy as switching energy providers, find out more at, but beyond that here are a eco … [Read more...]

7 Tips on How to Save Money from a Low Salary Job

Just about everyone understands the importance of saving money. You need to have a little bit of money set aside in case there’s an emergency or a car repair you need to make or a medical bill you weren’t expecting. You also want to save for something fun, like a vacation or a present for your special someone. Saving money is easy when you have money. But, how can you save money from a low salary … [Read more...]

Smart Money Habits for a More Effective Lifestyle

Most of us desire to become more prosperous and wealthy in life. Yet, not too many of us consider ourselves to be highly successful considering our money, relationships, and even spirituality.  So what’s the secret to achieving financial success? Financial success can be achieved by doing the right things. If you want to accumulate a certain level of wealth, you have to be willing to play the … [Read more...]

How to Manage Your Money to Keep Up With Inflation

Whether you’re filling up your tank or shopping for your monthly groceries, the costs are substantially higher than they were this time last year, and we have inflation to thank for that!  Without a doubt, inflation plays a powerful role in the cost of everything in the economy, and as inflation increases, so does the price of everyday goods and services.  Inflation is at an all-time high in … [Read more...]

How To Sell Clothes Online

Selling clothes online is a lot easier than you think. You have the potential to make back hundreds – even thousands – of dollars from selling your clothes. By selling your unwanted clothes online, you’re reaching a way larger audience than you would by selling locally. And you’ll get more bang for your buck compared to hosting a garage sale or exchanging items at your … [Read more...]

Debt Settlement vs Bankruptcy: Do you need debt relief?

Note: This is a post from Joan Concilio, Man Vs. Debt community manager. Read more about Joan. Since announcing our family’s quest to pay off more than $90,000 in debt, there’s been one set of questions that comes up more often than any other, especially when people hear that one card has a $25,000-ish balance with a 23.99% APR: Why don’t you get a lower-interest loan – or … [Read more...]

Should You Sell Unwanted Gifts?

Note: This is a post from Joan Otto, Man Vs. Debt community manager. Read more about Joan.One of our readers shared the following story and question with me, and gave me permission to share it here:I’m trying to downsize and get rid of my crap to pay off my debt.  I also don’t like clutter so I want to get rid of my stuff so my family of 3 can comfortably fit into 1100 square feet. But … [Read more...]

You Don’t Need That MBA Degree: Continuing Thoughts on Higher Education

This is a guest post by Mariana Zanetti, who earned her MBA degree from one of Europe’s top business schools and has more than 12 years of international marketing experience in three countries. She is the author of The MBA Bubble and shared this post in response to an earlier Man Vs. Debt post by Joan titled Do You Really Need That Master’s Degree? When my Harvard MBA colleague told me … [Read more...]

Taxing Decisions: Joan’s Mid-March Financial Update

Image courtesy of our friend PT of PT Money ( Note: This is a post from Joan Otto, Man Vs. Debt community manager. Read more about Joan.Tax season is hitting full-force here in the US! Our taxes have been done since early February, thanks to my own OCD record-keeping and our accountant’s desire to get us in and out as early as possible each year, what with our 80 streams of … [Read more...]

The Great Pile of Unread Books

Note: This is a post from Joan Otto, Man Vs. Debt community manager. Read more about Joan.I love to read.It doesn’t really matter what it is – barring anything else handy, I’d happily read the back of a cereal box at breakfast – but since I was about 3 years old, I’ve rarely been without a pile of books in progress.In January, I set a goal on Goodreads to finish 75 … [Read more...]

Julian’s Success Story: How Going $42,000 in Debt was the Greatest Decision I’ve Ever Made

Julian Hayes II is a fitness and lifestyle coach and writer based out of Nashville, Tennessee. He is the creator of 206 Fitness. Why 206? Not only is 206 one of his nicknames, but there are also 206 bones in the body. He believes anyone can achieve the body they’ve always wanted while still living a fun and adventurous life. Read more about him and download his free ebook on how to achieve the … [Read more...]

You Want It. You Buy It. You Forget It.

Note: This is a post from Joan Otto, Man Vs. Debt community manager. Read more about Joan.Two summers ago, while visiting an art museum in Washington, D.C., we came upon an exhibit in the process of being installed. Huge letters and swaths of red, black and white covered every square inch of wall and floor.When I saw it, I took the photo above, hoping it would serve as a reminder to go back and … [Read more...]