Kentin Waits

Kentin Waits

After 15 years as an online marketer and digital media strategist, I hung up my advertising hat and began writing in earnest five years ago. With a focus on debt-free living, self-reliance, and the reduce/reuse movement, I can usually be found hitting thrift stores and estate sales (coffee firmly in hand) when I'm not writing from my home in rural Iowa.

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Kick the Habit: 7 Steps to Wean Yourself From Credit Cards

Easy credit, the tendency to overspend, and the overwhelming acceptance of plastic as a means to pay for everything from home repairs to hamburgers have helped make consumer indebtedness a chronic condition. Here’s how to break free.

8 Ways to Feel Rich When You’re Not

In the material world in which we all live, it’s sometimes easy to feel like you’re suffering. Here are some simple tips to keep you focused, and more important, happy.

6 Reasons Why Savers Are Sexier Than Spenders

They may not be as flashy or stylish as their high-spending friends, but savers have a sex appeal that’s all their own. Here are six reasons to give savers a second look (and maybe a wink).