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Loosening Up After Getting Out of Debt and More Articles

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Editor’s note: A few times a month, Lance from Money Life and More will stop by to share some of the best articles from across a variety of publications, including other blogs and mainstream media.

It may seem like I’ve fallen off the face of the earth here on Consumerism Commentary over the last two months and I apologize for that. I’ve been crazy busy doing things like getting married, going on our honeymoon cruise (cruise trip cost report here) and trying to keep everything else running at the same time. It’s been a lot of fun, but now it is time to get back to business and share some great articles with you all.

Sometimes I think I’m afraid to spend money, but then I remember we’re trying to destroy my wife’s student loan debt. However, once we’re done, I wonder if I’ll be able to loosen up the purse strings a bit and start spending more. MSN Money tackles this issue in their article Are You Afraid To Spend Your Money?

In case you hadn’t heard, JD Roth is back and writing again at Get Rich Slowly! I was super excited to hear this news and look forward to reading his articles every now and then when they pop up.

Mr. Money Mustache had a great couple posts that listed 50 jobs over $50,000 that don’t require a college degree. Some of the jobs are a bit of a stretch in my opinion, but overall I think it is a great resource if you don’t have a college degree.

Finally, if you have kids heading back to school you might want to see Len Penzo’s 5th annual sandwich index. Len measures the costs of 10 different brown bag sandwiches every year and the results may surprise you. Which sandwich should be in your kid’s lunch bag if you’re pinching pennies?

Updated April 13, 2016 and originally published September 29, 2013.

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Lance is the author of the blog Money Life and More. Growing up with an entrepreneurial spirit, Lance recently graduated from college with a degree in business accounting, and with his CPA certification, works in corporate accounting. Follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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It is just a matter of getting back up after you have been bogged down by debt. You don’t even need to do it instantly. Learn to budget and allocate money to needs and not wants. Soon, you’ll see yourself getting off the ground and spending normally.

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