Is There Really Any Such Thing As ‘Good Debt’?

Managing Debt

Is There Really Any Such Thing As ‘Good Debt’?

Is There Really Any Such Thing As ‘Good Debt’?

Debt. It can sound like a dirty word, especially to people plagued by money woes. But, believe it or not, there are times when debt is considered a good thing. This “good debt” typically involves “borrowing money for an asset that is increasing in value,” Jim Atkinson, a certified financial planner and principal of Columbus Capital, an... Read More

The Student Loan Blues Song Every Borrower Should Listen To

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The Student Loan Blues Song Every Borrower Should Listen To

The Student Loan Blues Song Every Borrower Should Listen To

It’s getting harder and harder for young Americans to graduate from college and not face a mountain of student loan debt repayments. In fact, a White House report noted that nearly 70% of bachelor’s degree recipients graduate with some level of student loan debt. Krystal Metcalfe, 29, reportedly falls into that category and is dealing... Read More

3 Red Flags That You’re Headed for Credit Card Debt

Managing Debt

3 Red Flags That You’re Headed for Credit Card Debt

3 Red Flags That You’re Headed for Credit Card Debt

Another month, another credit card bill. This time, you can’t even bring yourself to tear open the envelope because you already know what it says: You owe more money. Just the thought of paying it fills you with dread, which should be enough of a sign to show there’s a problem. Here are some other red flags that indicate your... Read More

7 TV Characters With Debt Problems

Personal Finance

7 TV Characters With Debt Problems

7 TV Characters With Debt Problems

Many people face debt problems. Whether they’re caused by overspending on credit cards, too much student loan debt or expensive medical procedures, debt problems are so pervasive that they even find their way onto our TV screens. Here are seven television sitcom characters whose debt problems you might just recognize. 1. Joey Tribbiani, Friends Part... Read More

49 Ideas to Help You Get Out of Debt

Managing Debt

49 Ideas to Help You Get Out of Debt

49 Ideas to Help You Get Out of Debt

When it comes to trying to get out of debt, I’ve seen and heard it all, from the person who got three jobs to the guy who sold his dream car. But it got me thinking, what are some of the craziest ideas out there to help you find your way out of debt? I decided to... Read More

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