Should You Tell Your Kids About Your Debt?

Parenting is a no easy task, as you already know. There is no playbook or instruction manual to tell you the best way to handle

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The True Cost of Debt

By Doug Hoyes Everyone knows that they have to pay interest when they take out a loan. It’s the price we pay to use someone else’s

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Student Loan Consolidation: Pros and Cons

Graduating from college comes with the acknowledgement of great achievement — and, if you’re like 70% of graduates, a burden on your back in the form of

The Best Debt Repayment Tools and Apps

The first major step toward reaching financial freedom is to regain control of your spending and pay off debt. However, this is often harder to

Best Debt Consolidation Loan Companies for 2016

When you’ve fallen behind on your payments, it can feel like there’s nowhere to turn. One potential option to get organized and streamline your bills

10 Things You Can Do to Tackle Your Debt Right Now

Consumer debt in the U.S. now totals $11.4 trillion, including mortgages, auto loans, credit cards, and student loans, according to Debt.org. If you’re responsible for any

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The Emotional Effects of Debt

Whether it’s considered “good debt” or “bad debt,” the truth is, any debt can cause serious emotional effects. Studies show what many of us already know: Debt

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How to Handle Debt in Collections and Pay Less Than You Owe

Debt collectors often make an already stressful situation — feeling stalked by past debts — a lot worse if you give them the chance. They can be

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Nine Debt-Forming Habits and How to Break Them

The average American household with a credit card carries more than $15,000 in credit card debt, according to debt.org. Add to that $1.2 trillion (and

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15 Ways to Reduce Your Loans While You’re Still in College

Stories of college graduates struggling to deal with their student loans are enough to scare away any bright-eyed college hopeful. If you’re thinking about college or in school right

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Student Loan Forgiveness: Joining the Military

Dealing with student loan debt can seem unbearable and overwhelming. As I mentioned in 15 Ways To Deal with Student Loan Debt, the average student

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Student Loan Forgiveness: Jobs That Pay Off Your Debt

Dealing with student loan debt can seem unbearable and overwhelming. As mentioned in 15 Ways To Deal with Student Loan Debt, the average student owes a

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Student Loans 101: Vocabulary

Money and college can be confusing. Whether you’re just starting out on your college journey or dealing with student loans from years ago, here is a

Student Loan Forgiveness: Move to a Place that Pays Your Loans

Dealing with student loan debt can seem unbearable and overwhelming. As mentioned in the article, 15 Ways To Deal with Student Loan Debt, the average

15 Ways to Deal with Student Loan Debt

Dealing with student loan debt is tough. You’re probably no stranger to the student loan crisis we’re facing with $1.2 trillion and growing in debt.

How to Use the “Snowflake” Strategy for Debt Repayment

When you’re facing a giant mountain of debt, it feels almost impossible to overcome it. When your total debt exceeds your household income, it can

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How to Switch to Paying Cash for Your Car

In 2003, I purchased a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup. Given the financial disaster that my life was at the tiem, I “paid” for it entirely

Credit Card Interest Typically Compounds Daily – Here’s How to Take Advantage of That

A few weeks ago, I posted an article on the idea of interest that accrues daily. Here’s a brief explanation; check out the full post

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