Even 3-Year-Olds Know When You Owe Them

Personal Finance

Even 3-Year-Olds Know When You Owe Them

Even 3-Year-Olds Know When You Owe Them

Perhaps we can all be grateful that toddlers aren’t professional debt collectors. Hypothetically speaking, let’s say you’re in debt and someone sent a 3-year-old to your door. One glance at those large, innocent eyes looking up at you and asking you to settle up would probably send you running for your checkbook. I doubt you’d even... Read More

4 Easy Ways to Pay Off Your Debt

Managing Debt

4 Easy Ways to Pay Off Your Debt

4 Easy Ways to Pay Off Your Debt

If you think paying off debt is just about math, you only know half the story. Sure, the balance is a number. The interest rate is a number. Your payment is a number. The debt is a story. Maybe it’s a student loan that funded your four-year education and has enabled you to get the job you’re... Read More

How a Personal Finance Failure Can Be a Good Thing

Personal Finance

How a Personal Finance Failure Can Be a Good Thing

How a Personal Finance Failure Can Be a Good Thing

Just about everybody experiences money problems. Unless you’re born into the upper crust, odds are you or your family will go through some sort of personal finance catastrophe at some point. Actually, in all likelihood, you’ll probably go through many trying financial times over the course of your life. Financial issues can harm family relationships and impact... Read More

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

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