5 Reasons Life Is Good When You’re Debt-Free

Managing Debt

5 Reasons Life Is Good When You’re Debt-Free

5 Reasons Life Is Good When You’re Debt-Free

While credit cards and personal loans may help you reach new financial opportunities, they also can weigh down your credit score and sometimes your life. It is important to build a good credit history over time, but it’s not necessary to always have debt in your life. So take charge of your spending, enact a... Read More

I Maxed Out My Credit Card: Now What?

Credit Cards

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

6 Simple Steps to Avoid Student Loan Headaches

Students

6 Simple Steps to Avoid Student Loan Headaches

6 Simple Steps to Avoid Student Loan Headaches

May is the month of Pomp and Circumstance. Of graduation parties, caps thrown in the air and dreams thrown even higher. It’s also the month where many seeds of financial destruction are sown. Student loan borrowers who are graduating have six months to figure out how to start paying back their loans — or how... Read More

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

Personal Finance

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

How to Break 10 Bad Money Habits

Personal Finance

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

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