5 Reasons Not to Be Embarrassed About Your Debt

Managing Debt

5 Reasons Not to Be Embarrassed About Your Debt

5 Reasons Not to Be Embarrassed About Your Debt

Debt is a delicate subject. If you have $100,000 in debt, is that a good thing or a bad thing? If it’s a mortgage, it might be good. If it’s a mortgage on a house that’s underwater, it might be bad. If it’s a high interest credit card balance, it might be really bad. Here’s... Read More

Darth Vader’s Suit Would Cost $18.3 Million

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Darth Vader’s Suit Would Cost $18.3 Million

Darth Vader’s Suit Would Cost $18.3 Million

If Darth Vader were a Sith Lord in real life, he’d likely need a budget nearly the size of the Star Wars’ franchise’s $21 billion and counting in box office and merchandise sales just to stay dressed. It turns out Lord Vader’s iconic black suit would cost a whopping $18.3 million (and that’s not including... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About the Dreaded 1099-C

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Everything You Need to Know About the Dreaded 1099-C

Everything You Need to Know About the Dreaded 1099-C

If you got a 1099-C in the mail and thought, “Why is this happening?!” join the club — most Americans are frightened by tax forms. But the last thing you should do is ignore it. A copy of these forms are electronically sent to the tax man, and the tax man will slap you with penalties if you fail... Read More

How to Break 10 Bad Money Habits

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How to Break 10 Bad Money Habits

How to Break 10 Bad Money Habits

Our good habits carry us along almost effortlessly. That’s positive. It lets us focus on the things that need our attention most. But as you work to pay off debt, save and get your financial life on track, you’ll probably find some old, counterproductive habits undermining your progress. They may have worked once, but now they’re... Read More

How to Start Building Credit Once You Turn 18

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How to Start Building Credit Once You Turn 18

How to Start Building Credit Once You Turn 18

Having good credit is imperative to unlocking many financial opportunities in life, including lower interest rates on car loans, credit cards and mortgages. The key to getting that high credit score is to start building credit at a young age. That’s why adults as young as 18 might want to consider getting a credit card... Read More

How We Chose to Get Out of Debt

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How We Chose to Get Out of Debt

How We Chose to Get Out of Debt

For years, even as our jobs were to help people manage their money and invest, we held complete disregard for our own money. Like many Americans, we always had more month left at the end of every paycheck. Financial emergencies were a precarious threat because we didn’t have the financial means to protect ourselves. That’s... Read More

Is There Such a Thing as ‘Good’ Debt?

Managing Debt

Is There Such a Thing as ‘Good’ Debt?

Is There Such a Thing as ‘Good’ Debt?

As unfortunate as it may be, many of us are going to be faced with debt at some point in our lives. Whether it’s credit card bills, student loans, or a mortgage, there are numerous ways debt can weasel its way into our finances. But what if I told you that debt didn’t have to... Read More

A 12-Step Program for Debt Addicts

Managing Debt

A 12-Step Program for Debt Addicts

A 12-Step Program for Debt Addicts

Debt can happen for a variety of reasons — you could be saddled with student loans, funding a home purchase or paying off credit card debt related to emergency car repairs. But for some people, money woes are the result of a serious proclivity to overspend. People struggling with a debt addiction may be surprised to learn that... Read More

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