A Simple Way to Pay Off Your Most Expensive Credit Card Debt

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A Simple Way to Pay Off Your Most Expensive Credit Card Debt

A Simple Way to Pay Off Your Most Expensive Credit Card Debt

A new smartphone app launching this week claims it can help you be smarter about managing credit card debt. Here’s what you should know. How it Works After scanning pictures of all your plastic, Tally performs a credit check. If you’re approved, the service helps you pay off your high-interest cards using a new line of credit with a lower rate. Simply pay... Read More

I Maxed Out My Credit Card: Now What?

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I Maxed Out My Credit Card: Now What?

I Maxed Out My Credit Card: Now What?

Given many Americans’ lack of an emergency fund, even smart spenders can finding themselves bumping up against their credit limit. But whether caused by unexpected car repairs or a shopping habit you just can’t seem to kick, maxing out a credit card can cost you — in interest, of course, but also when it comes to your credit... Read More

Help! A Credit Card Ruined My Credit

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Help! A Credit Card Ruined My Credit

Help! A Credit Card Ruined My Credit

It happens to the best of us — we fall into debt with a little help from our plastic. But while getting into debt is easy, getting out of it is another story. For some, it can even take decades. If your card has an unwieldy balance that’s weighing your credit down, here are some steps to consider. 1. Put... Read More

Why We Decided Not to Have Kids

Personal Finance

Why We Decided Not to Have Kids

Why We Decided Not to Have Kids

With the legalization of same-sex marriage, queer couples have been solidifying relationships as fast as they can say “I do.” However, queer couples have familial considerations that, until June 2015, were like AstroTurf to grass. Having children is not easy, financially or emotionally, and for older couples, the financial and emotional burden may be hard... Read More

This Ridiculously Cute Ad Gives a Dog a Credit Card

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This Ridiculously Cute Ad Gives a Dog a Credit Card

This Ridiculously Cute Ad Gives a Dog a Credit Card

Credit card debt has never been so adorable. A new ad for Canadian debit card program Interac features Max, an Australian Shepherd with a love of Kobe beef sliders, dog bones and plush toys … and a big problem with spending. As the (fictional, just to be clear) story goes, Max learns how to use the internet,... Read More

How a Rocket Scientist Manages His Money

Personal Finance

How a Rocket Scientist Manages His Money

How a Rocket Scientist Manages His Money

Jason Lowery is a typical 29-year-old. He likes hanging out with friends, loves his family and spends weekends tinkering on his hobby car, a 1969 Chevrolet Chevelle. But unlike most of his peers, he’s completely debt-free, right down to his college tuition. Born in the “lowly little” town of Lilburn, Georgia, as he jokingly put it, Lowery did well for himself.... Read More

10 Lies I Told Myself About Debt

Managing Debt

10 Lies I Told Myself About Debt

10 Lies I Told Myself About Debt

We hear it over and over: “Debt is bad! Don’t get into debt!” But while we know this, many of us don’t listen. I don’t know why. Even I knew better and lead myself down a path of financial ruin. (Thankfully, I’ve recovered and won’t allow it to happen again) The thing is, I fell... Read More

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