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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How Debt Kills

Aug 20, 2015 by

Are you really paying a premium for everything you buy on sale?

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Walking the Debt-Free Talk

Jul 9, 2015 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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Debt Settlement 101

Jun 17, 2015 by

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get rid of a past due debt by paying half or less of what you owe? Guess what: You can!

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Ready to Pay Off Debt?

May 21, 2015 by

If you’ve finally had enough of feeling as if you work part-time for your credit card companies just so you can make your minimum payments, then you are in luck. The Debt Fairy’s magic wand won’t save you, but you can save yourself. I’ll help.

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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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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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