5 Cures for a Horrible Debt Hangover

Managing Debt

5 Cures for a Horrible Debt Hangover

5 Cures for a Horrible Debt Hangover

It was fun while it lasted — splurging on gifts, celebrating the new year in a big way or going on that pre-holiday getaway to relax — but for many, the “fun” included presenting plastic to pay and losing track of just how much was spent. You may have even thought, “I’ll worry about it later.”… Read More

4 Money Moves to Avoid in the New Year

Personal Finance

4 Money Moves to Avoid in the New Year

4 Money Moves to Avoid in the New Year

What may seem like a good intention to boost your financial well-being may end up holding you back in the new year. With talk of resolutions, it’s important to avoid the common money moves that get people into trouble in January. Check out the following four financial decisions to avoid this time around. 1. Overdoing Resolutions… Read More

4 Ways to Drop Your Debt Weight Next Year

Managing Debt

4 Ways to Drop Your Debt Weight Next Year

4 Ways to Drop Your Debt Weight Next Year

“I’m going to get out of debt this year.” Sound familiar? It’s a common aspiration, just like this one: “I’m going to get healthier this year.” Both debt and poor health are burdensome: You feel it every day, and even though it weighs on you, the changes necessary to improving your situation seem daunting and difficult…. Read More

The 10 Commandments of Getting Debt-Free

Managing Debt

The 10 Commandments of Getting Debt-Free

The 10 Commandments of Getting Debt-Free

Nobody wants to go into debt, and everyone in debt wants to get out of it. Avoiding or getting out of debt requires a lot of self control, patience and smart decision-making, but it doesn’t need to be complicated. To help keep you on your path to being debt-free, we put together a set of… Read More

How Fast Can You Get Out of Debt?

Managing Debt

How Fast Can You Get Out of Debt?

How Fast Can You Get Out of Debt?

You’ve decided enough is enough and you are going to get out of credit card debt. And you probably want to do it as fast as you can. So how long will it take? Don’t have a clue? That’s not surprising, considering you probably have several cards all with different interest rates and monthly payments…. Read More

How I Paid Off $50K of Debt in Less Than 3 Years

Managing Debt

How I Paid Off $50K of Debt in Less Than 3 Years

How I Paid Off $50K of Debt in Less Than 3 Years

Graduating from college debt-free feels really good. When Ja’Net Adams got her degree from South Carolina State in 2003, she was one of those fortunate students who started her adult life without debt, and things went along really well for her. She got married. They bought a house. They bought a new car. They had their… Read More

Getting Out of Debt Saved Our Marriage

Managing Debt

Getting Out of Debt Saved Our Marriage

Getting Out of Debt Saved Our Marriage

When Ellie Kay married her husband, Bob, over two decades ago she knew she was marrying a hard-working fighter pilot. “I was starry-eyed,” she says. What she didn’t know was that he was carrying about $40,000 in unsecured debt. Bob had been divorced and had two children. When his first marriage dissolved, he took on… Read More

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