January 31, 2017

Creating a Debt Avalanche to Wipe Out Your Bills

When you first hear the term “debt avalanche,” you may envision something that is huge, crushing and out of control. […]

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June 7, 2016

Try the “Debt Snowball” Method for Reducing Debt

Did you ever build a snowman when you were a kid? You start with a small snowball, and then roll […]

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April 14, 2016

Buying a Home After Bankruptcy—It Can Be Done!

Home ownership is generally considered an integral part of the American Dream, but when the U.S. housing market collapsed in […]

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March 30, 2016

A “Perfect Storm” of Events Can Lead to Consumer Debt

When consumers find themselves in debt, it’s often due to a convergence of events rather than one single mishap that […]

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July 2, 2015

Cash or Credit?

Whether to use cash, credit or some combination of the two is a decision only you can make. If and […]

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May 26, 2015

Rebuilding Your Credit After Bankruptcy

While bankruptcy should never be considered an easy way out of one’s financial obligations, there are situations in which it […]

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March 17, 2015

Savvy Millennials Learned Early About the Effects of Bad Credit

Today’s young adults — the millennials — grew up during the Great Recession and witnessed firsthand the consequences of high […]

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February 17, 2015

How Credit Card Utilization Affects Your Credit Score

It’s a well-known fact that paying your credit card bill on-time is one way to achieve a higher credit score. […]

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February 3, 2015

Budget: The “B” Word to Some, the Ticket to Financial Freedom for Others

Many people have a less-than-enthusiastic reaction to the word “budget,” associating it with a restrictive plan that reins in their […]

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December 22, 2014

Know the Facts Before Opening — or Closing — a Credit Card Account

A well-meaning choice on your part could do more harm than good Most consumers understand that one more obvious way […]

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