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Jul 24, 2014 by Kurt
Nearly 60% of Millennials’ income goes to repay debt. No wonder they’re consuming less than Boomers did.
Jul 21, 2014 by Kurt
LendingTree’s invitation to take out a loan to remedy too much debt is like advising an alcoholic to drink more to get straight.
Jul 10, 2014 by Kurt
Are you struggling with debt? Here’s another installment in a Money Counselor series on readers’ real life battles with and victories over debt.
Jul 7, 2014 by Kurt
I share my latest picks for three pieces of online content with the power to help you make better money choices (the Diamonds), and one that can put the bite on you (the Dog).
Jul 1, 2014 by Kurt
The U.S. Declaration of Independence: a great read!
Jun 26, 2014 by Kurt
We’ve signed up our first tenant for our recently inherited farmhouse. Here’s what I learned about the process.
Jun 24, 2014 by Kurt
I’m not too poor but I am too cheap to buy only organic food varieties. Here’s how I decide when to buy organic.
Jun 19, 2014 by Kurt
Question: When is a 174% loan APR promoted as a deal? Answer: When the regular APR is 600%! That’s this payday lender’s unabashed pitch for its noxious product.
Jun 17, 2014 by Kurt
If you’ve got debts you can’t pay, “debt settlement” may have crossed your radar (probably through a cheesy tv commercial) as a possible way out.
Jun 12, 2014 by Kurt
I’m collecting ‘debt stories’ for publication on Money Counselor through a regular series. Do you have a story, whether good, bad, or ugly?
Jun 9, 2014 by Kurt
Are you one of 70 million “underbanked” Americans? A new documentary called “Spent” publicizes your plight with the aim of spurring changes that will save you money and make life a bit easier.
Jun 5, 2014 by Kurt
For a vivid image of small investors shooting themselves in the collective foot—again—check out this simple graph.
Jun 3, 2014 by Kurt
What’s your mentality: Spend now and save later? Save now and spend later? Something in between?
May 29, 2014 by Kurt
I share my latest picks for three pieces of online content with the power to help you make better money choices (the Diamonds), and one that’ll mess you up (the Dog).
May 27, 2014 by Kurt
Okay, you’ve bit the bullet and done a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Unless you can pay cash for everything the next decade, you need to begin rebuilding your credit. But how can you do that?
May 22, 2014 by Kurt
If you see a place that looks like this, think of it as staffed by people with a highly contagious, always lethal disease.
May 19, 2014 by Kurt
Regardless of your income, you can choose to save more money, without pain and sacrifice. Try this one-week exercise to prove it to yourself.
May 13, 2014 by Kurt
Does an investment with a guaranteed, risk-free 4.25% return merit a spot in your portfolio?
May 8, 2014 by Kurt
Many employers these days require job applicants to give consent for a credit check. Bad results often mean no job offer, period,...
May 6, 2014 by Kurt
Here’s why I suggest considering making payments on your 30-year mortgage as if it were a 15-year mortgage.
Apr 28, 2014 by Kurt
Can you guess what American adult survey respondents chose as the best long-term investment? Hint: it’s not stocks.
Apr 25, 2014 by Kurt
If you’re behind on a student loan or child support, the Bureau of Fiscal Service’s Treasury Offset Program may be about to take a bite out of your tax refund.
Apr 23, 2014 by Kurt
A new report illustrates the devastating impact of investing fees on the growth of your retirement savings.
Apr 21, 2014 by Kurt
I find infomercials fascinating. You gotta love the acting in this compilation. And how the sellers work to create a need for their...
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