3 Diamonds and a Dog #4

Apr 20, 2012 by

Money Counselor series: I share my latest picks for three pieces of online content with the power to help people make better money choices (the Diamonds), and one that doesn’t (a Dog).

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Universal Default

Mar 20, 2012 by

Though the CARD Act of 2009 mostly ended credit card issuers’ practice of applying a new, higher interest rate to an entire account balance, the APR for future purchases can still jump—even if there’s never been a late payment on the account.

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DIY Debt Payoff #2

Mar 6, 2012 by

Here’s the second in a series of posts providing a step-by-step guide to setting up your own Do-It-Yourself debt repayment plan.

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DIY Debt Payoff #1

Mar 2, 2012 by

Are you keen to slash the money gushing from your bank account and into your high-interest creditors’ pockets? Here are the first steps in setting up a Do-It-Yourself debt repayment plan.

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DMPs & Credit Scores

Dec 27, 2011 by

Dismissing a Debt Management Plan because it might reduce your credit score is like refusing to drink a cure for a serious ailment because of the medicine’s bad taste.

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Pay Off Debt With DMP

Nov 10, 2011 by

During my stint as a certified credit counselor, I learned that for most people most of the time the best way to pay off unsecured debt like credit cards is a Debt Management Plan, or DMP.

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