Archive of Matt Jabs

Matt created Debt Free Adventure to help people pay off debt so they can build wealth and give generously. He is passionate about holistic stewardship and helping you pay off debt, save, give, and live your mission. Connect with Matt on Facebook, Twitter, and the +Matt Jabs Google profile.

Matt has written 321 awesome article(s).


5 Essential Business Principles from the Bible

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These 5 business principles are only a fraction of advice The Bible gives on money and business. Read through them and adopt where you see room for improvement.

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Lending Club Review [My Personal Experience]

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My Lending Club review comes from personal experience both borrowing and investing with Lending Club. I consolidated debt, now I invest… you can too.

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How To Pay Off Debt With a Lump Sum

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How to pay off debt using a lump sum or windfall is situational. Income, debt, and windfall amounts vary so use this as a template for your situation.

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Repair or Sell a Wrecked Vehicle

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Deciding to repair or sell a car that has been wrecked depends on many factors such as car insurance, vehicle value, ability to sell and much more.

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Homemade Ultralight Backpacking Water Filter

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This backpacking filter is the homemade, ultralight water filtration response to overpriced alternatives at gear stores. Make it at home, save, and be safe.

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Should I Pay Off Student Loans

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Should I pay off student loans with my savings? It depends on a number of things such as emergency fund savings, job security, and monthly expenses.

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File A Tax Extension – Tax Year 2011

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If you are running behind and unable to file your 2011 tax return by the April 17th, 2012 deadline, you can file a tax extension several different ways.

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What To Do With Savings

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What to do with savings depends on your situation. You should save enough for emergencies, large purchases, and budget busters before investing the rest.

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TurboTax Online [Prepare Taxes Online with Free eFile]

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This is just a quick post to let DFA readers know how I file my taxes and which software I trust for my own returns. Here is a brief history of how I have filed my taxes over the years and what I use now.

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Student Loan Relief Programs

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Student loan relief programs include public service loan forgiveness and income based, contingent, and sensitive repayment plans. You may be eligible.

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Tax Brackets and Standard Deduction

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Tax brackets and standard deduction information for tax years 2011 and 2012 based on projected inflation rates and CPI-U calculated by the BLS and IRS.

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