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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Huge Debt Paid Off!

Mar 12, 2014 by

Need inspiration to help pay down your debts? Travis and Vonnie just completed a 56-month plan to retire $109,000 in credit card debt. WOW!

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Extra Credit Card Payments

Feb 19, 2014 by

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

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Pay Off Debt or Invest?

Jan 22, 2014 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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“Charged Off” Debt...

Oct 18, 2013 by

After you declined to make any payments for six months, your credit card issuer “charged off” your debt. Are you off the hook?

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Frugal Rules’ John Schmo...

Oct 16, 2013 by

John Schmoll Jr, founder of the popular blog Frugal Rules, sat down with me recently to chat about his motivations, his experience in paying off $25,000 in debt, and his work in the financial services industry.

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