When You Pay Matters

Jan 27, 2015 by

This may surprise you: A habit of paying off an entire credit card balance on the due date may be dinging your credit score.

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Worried By Deflation?

Jan 20, 2015 by

Have you thought about how falling prices would screw up your financial strategy? You should.

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P2P Loan to Pay Debt?

Dec 5, 2014 by

You’ve heard the catchphrase: “You can’t borrow your way out of debt.” Good advice generally, but are there exceptions?

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Balance Transfer Done Right

Sep 25, 2014 by

A credit card balance transfer can help with a debt problem. But only if you do it right!

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Make Consolidation Loan Work

Jul 29, 2014 by

As a fellow personal finance blogger recently described, a consolidation loan can be a useful tool in paying off debt. Or it can be a self-deception that lets the borrower live beyond his or her means even longer.

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Debt Doesn’t Cure Debt!

Jul 21, 2014 by

LendingTree’s invitation to take out a loan to remedy too much debt is like advising an alcoholic to drink more to get straight.

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Debt Settlement Pros & Co...

Jun 17, 2014 by

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.

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Your Debt Story Here!

Jun 12, 2014 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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Mortgage Payment as Investment

May 13, 2014 by

Does an investment with a guaranteed, risk-free 4.25% return merit a spot in your portfolio?

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Tax Refund: Spend, Save or Blo...

Apr 16, 2014 by

In the personal finance blogging world, the annual parade of advice on what you should do with your tax refund is well underway. If...

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