Cheap Summer Fun

Jun 6, 2016 by

A fun-filled and memorable summer doesn’t have to cost a lot! Check these ideas for having a blast on a budget.

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$400

May 16, 2016 by

Nearly half of respondents to a 2014 U.S. Federal Reserve survey said they’d have to borrow, sell something, or otherwise scramble to cover a $400 emergency expense.

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Seniors Have More Debt

Mar 18, 2016 by

The average American 75-year old carried 25% more credit card debt in 2015 compared to 2003. As my late mother once said to me: “These are definitely not ‘the golden years’.”

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2015’s Top 5 Posts!

Jan 7, 2016 by

Did you miss any of 2015’s top 5 most-read Money Counselor articles? Find links to all here.

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362 Days ‘Til Christmas!

Jan 4, 2016 by

January credit card statements may deliver a nasty message for many: the real cost of 2015’s holiday spending will last through 2016!

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Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Dec 14, 2015 by

The average American 65-year old retiring now will pay $583 per month in healthcare costs. In 5 years, that expense will more than double… read this for even more scary stuff about Americans’ healthcare costs in retirement.

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Black Friday Ideas

Nov 12, 2015 by

Are you feeling Black Friday’s siren song? Here are my 15 ideas for keeping yourself out of the malls and usefully busy November 27th.

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“Be Debt Free!” Ex...

Oct 22, 2015 by

Check out this motivational excerpt from the Money Counselor Simple Guide, “Be Debt Free: the Simplest, Fastest System to Kill Your Debt”.

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14 Steps to Get Ahead

Oct 14, 2015 by

Frustrated by a chronic paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle? Take these 14 steps to get on the saving track.

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Long-Term Car Financing

Oct 8, 2015 by

Car loans up to 96 months are now common. But does a lower monthly payment really make a car more affordable?

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