Handling a Money Crisis

Jan 20, 2019 by

What would you do if a family wage earner were unexpectedly laid off? Panic and paralysis is normal for a day or two, but then what?

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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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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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3 Top Money Wasters

Oct 17, 2017 by

Are you spending as if you want to retire early?

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Tax Refund Time!

Apr 6, 2016 by

You paid the government too much in 2015, and now a fat tax refund is coming your way. Here’s how to get the most bang for your refund buck.

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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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How Easily Debt Grows

Dec 8, 2015 by

You overspend $100 per month for five years by borrowing money on a credit card with a 20% APR. How much debt have you built up?

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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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