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How to Stay Motivated When You’re Already Debt-Free

When my husband and I finally fought our way to debt freedom, it was a huge relief. Where we once had a ton of bills

Best Debt Management Companies for 2016

Debt management is one of several debt-relief options for those who are struggling to keep up with a growing pile of bills each month. When

Best Student Loans in 2016

Figuring out how to pay for college can be a stressful, complicated process. I remember being overwhelmed when I started at a pricey private college,

Best Debt Settlement Companies for 2016

When debt becomes too much to handle, you may be confused by the sea of options available to you. Debt settlement is when a company

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Nine Employers That Will Help You Pay Off Your Student Loans

When searching for a new employer, most people look at the full package of benefits they’ll get in return. How much will your new salary

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Federal Student Loan Forgiveness: Four Ways to Wipe Out Your Debt

Nearly seven in 10 graduating seniors left college with student loan debt in 2014, with an average debt-load of $28,950 per borrower. Some student borrowers

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Four Options for Business Debt Consolidation and Refinancing

As of 2012, there were 5.73 million businesses with fewer than 500 employees. What’s more, 30% of all jobs in the United States economy are

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Six Facts You Should Know About 0% APR Credit Cards

If you’re considering a zero-interest balance transfer credit card as a means to get out of debt — which can be a vert smart idea — it’s

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Will Paying Collections Raise Your Credit Score?

So you’re ready to start rebuilding your damaged credit? That’s a smart decision. One of the first places that many consumers like to begin when

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How Do Medical Bills Affect Your Credit?

Questions regarding your credit generally do not have a simple cut and dried answer. Instead, credit-related questions more often require the rather ambiguous and sometimes

Best Bad Credit Loans for 2016

Getting the best loan with bad credit in 2016 means finding a lender who is transparent about rates and fees, flexible on terms, and willing

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FedLoan Servicing: Working With Your Student Loan Servicer

Ready for a shock? Seven million Americans are currently in default on their student loans. A whopping 40% of student borrowers aren’t making any payments

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Should I Consolidate My Debt?

The average American is carrying $5,540 in credit card debt, according to an analysis of Federal Reserve data by Among those who usually carry a balance,

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What Is a Balance Transfer (and Should I Consider It)?

If you’re struggling with high-interest debt, a balance transfer credit card could be the solution to your problem. By moving balances from your high-interest credit cards to

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Is Low-Interest Debt ‘Good Debt’?

For the past several years, the United States has been in a period of very low interest rates on many types of loans. Home loans

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Four Steps to Get Your Credit Back on Track Within a Year

Having bad credit is a bad feeling. Maybe you pulled your credit report for the first time and got some bad news. Or maybe you had good

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How and Where to Get a Personal Loan

Personal loans can be a useful tool to help you get your finances back on track. When you’re swimming in high-interest credit card debt, for instance,

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You Can Improve This Part of Your Credit Score Almost Immediately

Last week, we discussed how the way you pay (or don’t pay) your bills has the single biggest impact on your FICO and VantageScore credit scores. A close

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