How to Make Your Credit Card Debt More Manageable

Managing Debt

How to Make Your Credit Card Debt More Manageable

How to Make Your Credit Card Debt More Manageable

Credit card debt can be a brutal burden to carry around. With every passing day, each card’s average daily balance is calculated, and interest charges are assessed on every dollar of debt. Because unsecured debt that is never tax deductible, credit card interest charges can be far more costly than most home mortgages or student loans. Although there… Read More

4 Ways to Drop Your Debt Weight Next Year

Managing Debt

4 Ways to Drop Your Debt Weight Next Year

4 Ways to Drop Your Debt Weight Next Year

“I’m going to get out of debt this year.” Sound familiar? It’s a common aspiration, just like this one: “I’m going to get healthier this year.” Both debt and poor health are burdensome: You feel it every day, and even though it weighs on you, the changes necessary to improving your situation seem daunting and difficult…. Read More

How to Pay Off Your Credit Cards By 2016

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How to Pay Off Your Credit Cards By 2016

How to Pay Off Your Credit Cards By 2016

If you are ringing in the new year with substantial credit card debt, then now is the time to create a strategy for paying it off in 2015. Doing so will allow you to save tremendously on interest charges while likely increasing your credit score and reducing your stress levels. So here are five ways to pay off… Read More

The States With the Most Credit Card Debt

Managing Debt

The States With the Most Credit Card Debt

The States With the Most Credit Card Debt

The list of states whose residents carry the most credit card debt hasn’t changed much in the last few years — Alaskan credit card holders consistently carry the highest average balances, and most of the 10 states with high debt are along the East Coast. America’s average credit card debt per person has gone up recently,… Read More

Which Debts Should You Pay Off First?

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Which Debts Should You Pay Off First?

Which Debts Should You Pay Off First?

Most everyone who has debt wants out of it, but that’s a huge task. One of the most common questions people ask themselves when they decide to tackle their debt is, “Where do I start?” All financial situations are different, making that question difficult to answer in simple terms. If you have one debt — perhaps… Read More

How Much Will Your Holiday Debt Really Cost You?

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How Much Will Your Holiday Debt Really Cost You?

How Much Will Your Holiday Debt Really Cost You?

Last year, the average holiday shopper spent $407 between Thanksgiving Day and Sunday, according to the National Retail Federation, but that’s sometimes just the beginning of end-of-year spending sprees. Let’s start with a simple scenario of how much this could really cost: You only spent that $407 and finished your holiday shopping during the Thanksgiving weekend, and… Read More

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