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

Citi Diamond Preferred Review

Whether you’re considering a balance transfer to pay down debt or want to spread out payments on a large purchase you’ve been planning to make,

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Two-Sided Coin: Is Debt the Devil?

This is the third in a series of posts called the “Two-Sided Coin,” where TSD’s Jon Gorey and Holly Johnson take opposing viewpoints on personal finance

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Six Surprising Tools to Get Out of Debt

If you’re in debt and desperate for a way out, those first few steps can feel overwhelming. Not only do you have to face the

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Credit Repair Manual

If you have poor credit, it’s easy to be tempted by promises of quick fixes. Perhaps you’ve heard radio ads that say they can make

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How to Get Out of Debt Without Credit Counseling

The presents have been opened and stashed away. Holiday visitors have come and gone, leaving behind memories, new traditions, and plenty to look forward to

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The First Step Out of Debt

Anyone living with a mountain of debt knows that getting into debt is an absolute breeze. But digging your way out? Now, that’s the hard part.

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Seven Things Everyone Should Know About Their Money

While watching a snippet of the Dr. Phil Show the other day, I heard a monologue that related intimately to personal finance. “You cannot change

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Almost Half of Millennials Experience Chronic Stress Over Money

From a ballooning student-loan bubble to a depressed job market, millennials have plenty of reasons to worry about money. And according to the “Better Money Habits

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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 Debt Settlement Companies for 2016

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

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11 Ways to Get Out of Debt Faster

As of early 2015, the average American household owed $7,281 on their credit cards. And when you remove debt-free households from the equation — people with

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When Enough Is Enough: How Much Is Too Much Debt?

Most Americans carry some amount of debt — often a lot of it — and many of us might juggle a mortgage, car payment, and student loans without

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Debt Payoff Calculator

At The Simple Dollar, one of our missions is to help people break free from debt and get on the road to financial independence. Whether

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Five Signs Your Debt Is Threatening to Swallow You Whole

By Doug Hoyes I was quite amused the other day to read my news feeds and see several conflicting articles about consumers and debt. In

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Six Habits That Can Land You Deep in Debt

If you’ve ever been in debt, you know just how soul-crushing and stressful it can be. When you’re deep in debt, you have to plan

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How Can Donald Trump Declare Bankruptcy Four Times… and Still Be a Billionaire?

By Doug Hoyes I took my family on a short vacation to New York City this summer, and we had the sense that Donald Trump’s

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,

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