Extra Credit Card Payments

Aug 25, 2019 by

When you send your credit card issuer more than the minimum payment, how does it apply the ‘extra’?

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Walking the Debt-Free Talk

Aug 12, 2019 by

You say you want to be debt free. But do you really? Check these 13 telltale signs of failure to walk debt repayment talk!

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Pay Rent with a Credit Card?

Jul 8, 2019 by

In case you woke up today thinking “wow—I’d like to raise my own rent 2.75% today,” here’s a most excellent way to do it.

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“Be Debt Free!” Ex...

Jun 24, 2019 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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Minimum Payments Will Cost You

Mar 25, 2019 by

Routinely make the minimum payment on your credit card and you’re just the sort of sucker credit card issuers love to have as customers.

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Pay Debt with 401(k) Loan?

Dec 31, 2018 by

If you have high-interest debt like credit cards, that chunk of change you’ve accumulated in your workplace retirement account may look mighty tempting. Why not lend it to yourself, pay off the credit cards, and save the interest expense?

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When to Freeze Your Credit

Dec 24, 2018 by

You may have heard of freezing your credit cards in a block of ice as a tactic to deter impulse spending and borrowing. But that’s not what’s meant by “credit freeze.”

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Send a Cease & Desist Let...

Dec 3, 2018 by

You have the right to force that nasty debt collector to stop contacting you. But doing so might have even nastier consequences.

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Why Overpay for Everything?

Nov 25, 2018 by

Nobody wants to overpay. But you might be paying twice as much as you need to for stuff you buy without realizing it.

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Good News, Bad Habits

Feb 14, 2018 by

Don’t be seduced into shooting yourself in the money foot by falling victim to the good news, bad habits deception.

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