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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Your Debt Story Here!

Aug 19, 2019 by

I’m collecting ‘debt stories’ for publication on Money Counselor through a regular series. Do you have a story, whether good, bad, or ugly?

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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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“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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Pay Off Debt or Invest?

May 13, 2019 by

“The numbers” would seem to argue for investing instead of pre-paying low-interest debt. But most anyone who’s debt-free will tell you that there’s a lot more to the story.

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Our 3 Best Money Choices—#1

May 6, 2019 by

Like everybody, Ms. Money Counselor and I have made good financial choices and bad. Let’s explore the good first and maybe ignore the bad.

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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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Plan to Pay Off Debt

Jan 7, 2019 by

You’re ready to attack a mountain or a molehill of debt. If your goal is to flatten the debt by a certain date, how much do you pay each month?

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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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3 Top Money Wasters

Oct 17, 2017 by

Are you spending as if you want to retire early?

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