Podcasting, Rethinking Expectations, and Expert Tips: Our Best Posts from October


In case you haven’t noticed, there have been a lot of changes on the blog this past month! We’ve launched our very first podcast, MoneyBuzz, and we’ve declared November to be Debt Consolidation Month. We’ve also taken to compiling advice from some of our favorite financial experts to help you find the right advice for you.

We’re pretty pumped to be developing new traditions and hope you like them! But before we get too far into the future, let’s go over some of the great stuff we already shared in October.

Reconsidering Expectations

One of the most difficult things about improving our finances is battling expectations. But reconsidering expectations enables us to make choices that are right for our own lives. And this is often the first step to getting that financial breakthrough we need.

 So let’s start breaking through those expectations together! A few posts to get you started:

4 Reasons Your Childhood Directly Affects How You Deal with Money
Should You Have a Wedding When You’re in Debt?
One Simple Change that Shaved 7 Months Off My Student Loan Debt Repayment 

Expert Tips!

As much as we love sharing financial advice, we know that sometimes you want to hear from more than one expert – and experience different points of view. Below are top tips from the past month that some of our favorite financial experts have shared with us and you:

17 All-Star Bloggers Share Their Best Fall Budgeting Tips
17 Ways to Make Your Budget Better – Starting Today
Rate Chasing, Babysitting Rings, and More! 23 Ways to Save Money Today

Gearing up for Debt Consolidation Month

Although we declared November to be Debt Consolidation Month, we just couldn’t wait to start talking about this oft-confused subject. So dive in to learn more about how debt consolidation works and how, if done right, it can be the perfect step to help you optimize your debt payoff plan!

Do I Qualify for a Debt Consolidation Loan?
Debt Consolidation vs. Balance Transfer Cards: Which is Best?
Telling It Straight: Debt Consolidation vs. Debt Settlement
Best Balance Transfer Cards: Do They Work for Debt Consolidation?
Best Student Loan Refinance Companies

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ReadyForZero Announcements + Success Stories

If you have a ReadyForZero account and haven’t yet seen some of the new features we recently launched, check ‘em out here:

Why We Created a New Debt Consolidation Tool
ReadyForZero PLUS Credit Now Shows Credit Scoring Factors!

We can’t let a month go by without sharing the story of a ReadyForZero user who was able to kick debt to the curb. And this month is no exception – but you know what makes this one really special? He used his strategy to lose weight to help him pay off debt, thus making two major life changes at once. How’s that for some inspiration?

From Losing Weight to Beating Debt – How One Man Changed His Habits to Live the Life of His Dreams

Our Latest Adventure: Podcasting

If you love the voice of RFZ team member Claire Murdough, then don’t miss this chance to actually hear her voice! She and I teamed up to create a brand new podcast in which we discuss “financial a-ha moments” – and interview some of our favorite financial bloggers about theirs.

Make sure you grab a cup of coffee while you listen!

MoneyBuzz Ep. 001: Dear John…I Mean Debt, An Interview of Melanie Lockert of Dear Debt
MoneyBuzz Ep. 002: Tool Time For Your Finances, An Interview with Paula Pant of Afford Anything

That’s all for this month! Thanks for stopping by and best wishes for a healthy and fun Thanksgiving!

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  • Nice update! I’ve just downloaded and subscribed to the podcast on iTunes. I’m really looking forward to listening. Keep up the good work guys! 🙂

    • Shannon_ReadyForZero

      Nice! Thanks for downloading and I’m excited to hear your feedback!! 🙂

    • Claire Murdough

      That’s awesome! Thanks so much for tuning in 😀