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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Best Way to Prepay a Mortgage?

May 6, 2014 by

Here’s why I suggest considering making payments on your 30-year mortgage as if it were a 15-year mortgage.

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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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Diamonds and Dogs #21

Mar 3, 2014 by

I share my latest picks for three pieces of online content with the power to help you make better money choices (the Diamonds), and one that’ll mess you up (the Dog).

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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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The Rolling Jubilee

Jan 15, 2014 by

If you have past due medical debt, The Rolling Jubilee may present you with an unexpected gift: debt abolishment.

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What Would You Do? #6

Oct 28, 2013 by

You’ve got a long overdue debt that you can suddenly pay because of an unexpected inheritance. But the debt will fall off your credit report in a few months, and the statute of limitations will also expire soon. Should you pay up?

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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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