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Dec 18, 2014 by Kurt
Millions of Americans’ credit scores have been slammed because of unpaid debt related to unpredictable, uninsured medical costs.
Dec 16, 2014 by Kurt
Uncle Sam’s holiday gift for those who aren’t naughty with their IRAs is hefty tax savings!
Dec 11, 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).
Dec 9, 2014 by Kurt
Opening new credit accounts—or even applying for new credit—can ding your credit score.
Dec 5, 2014 by Kurt
You’ve heard the catchphrase: “You can’t borrow your way out of debt.” Good advice generally, but are there exceptions?
Dec 2, 2014 by Kurt
Why are the top 4 of the 10 U.S. cities with the highest credit scores in Minnesota?
Nov 26, 2014 by Kurt
Black Friday? Bah, humbug! I’m all about Buy Nothing Day!
Nov 25, 2014 by Kurt
What sort of beast has the once cuddly Black Friday become?
Nov 20, 2014 by Kurt
One-third of US student loan debtors are past due. Is yet another taxpayer bailout inevitable?
Nov 18, 2014 by Kurt
Does your credit reflect a “healthy” mix, in FICO®’s opinion?
Nov 13, 2014 by Kurt
Are you looking for a unique, super special, yet affordable and romantic vacation getaway next summer?
Nov 11, 2014 by Kurt
“Age of Credit” accounts for 15% of your FICO® credit score. But what is it? And are you screwed on this one if you happen to be young?
Nov 6, 2014 by Kurt
This diabolical phishing scam takes advantage of a weakness we nearly all share: Everybody loves pizza—especially FREE pizza!
Nov 4, 2014 by Kurt
You made a credit card payment early, and your reward was a late payment fee. How can this happen?
Oct 30, 2014 by Kurt
Nothing matters more in your FICO® score than whether you’ve paid your debts on time!
Oct 28, 2014 by Kurt
30% of your credit score depends on your “credit utilization”. But what exactly does that mean, and how do you best manage your utilization of credit?
Oct 23, 2014 by Kurt
Stock values have been gyrating madly the last little while, but we’ve made no changes to our equity investments. I share here what we own.
Oct 16, 2014 by Kurt
The average American who carries a balance month-to-month on their credit card account owes $7,743 (and other fun facts!).
Oct 14, 2014 by Kurt
This unfortunately legal practice results in widespread unauthorized recurring credit card charges. Tip: Carefully check your statement!
Oct 9, 2014 by Kurt
How I know almost none of you are interested in budgeting, but many of you have student debt and children!
Oct 7, 2014 by Kurt
Certain choices we make, even trivial ones, can speak volumes about the likely comfort we’ll enjoy—or not—in retirement.
Oct 2, 2014 by Kurt
Car won’t start? Are you late on payments? The repo man is being replaced by the remotely activated starter interrupt device.
Sep 30, 2014 by Kurt
Due to popular demand and the booming success of the 2013 Money Counselor layaway program, I’m re-launching now Money Counselor Layaway 2014!
Sep 27, 2014 by Kurt
Great news folks! You can now get a 20% discount on LawDepot.com legal forms through an arrangement with Money Counselor!
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