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Using Credit Cards Wisely

It’s very important to know the rules of the credit card game before getting on the playing field because if you don’t, you could quickly find yourself in financial trouble. The following tips will help new and experienced credit card users avoid unwelcome credit card debt. DON’T accept a credit card without reading the terms. […]

Missed Credit Card Payment. Now What?

It’s the end of the month and you just realized that you didn’t make your credit card payment that was due two weeks ago. Or, you opened your billing statement to find a late fee for a payment you thought you made—but didn’t. An accidental missed payment can happen to anyone. However, contacting your creditor […]

How To Get Out of Debt

There are lots of New Year resolutions that are made every year but sadly, few are ever realized. To how to get out of debt should be one. If you are struggling with debt, this might be one resolution that you may want to seriously consider. At the very least, lay the groundwork in 2016 […]

The Debt Of Christmas Past

The presents are unwrapped, the in-laws have departed, and the incessant holiday advertising on every media front is finally over. The hustle and bustle of yet another holiday season is but a memory. But as you begin to settle down for a quiet winter’s evening with your Kindle or favorite cable show, the thoughts of […]

Student Loan Tips for Recent Graduates

Over 43,000,000 Americans are working to pay back some form of student debt, and more than one fourth of those borrowers are delinquent or in default on their loans. In fact, Americans owe $1.2 trillion in student loans—surpassing credit card and auto loan debt totals! If you are a recent graduate, the following will help […]

Missed Credit Card Payment. Now What?

It’s the end of the month and you just realized that you didn’t make your credit card payment that was due two weeks ago. Or, you opened your billing statement to find a late fee for a payment you thought you made—but didn’t. An accidental missed payment can happen to anyone. However, contacting your creditor […]

Using Your Credit Cards Wisely

It’s very important to know the rules of the credit card game before getting on the playing field because if you don’t, you could quickly find yourself in financial trouble. The following tips will help new and experienced credit card users avoid unwelcome credit card debt.

Your Rights and Debt Collectors

Debt collectors have a reputation, and in some cases a well-deserved one, for being obnoxious and even threatening when trying to get debtors to pay. And although the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) was enacted to limit their behavior, some continue to flout the law. Knowing the boundaries of debt collectors will help you to […]

Still Paying Off Holiday Debt? Time for a Plan.

Outstanding credit card debt increased by $29.2 billion from November to December 2014, reflecting the typical spending frenzy that accompanies the holiday season. (As a comparison, it jumped only $8.2 billion from October to November, according to Federal Reserve data). And much to our chagrin, a surge in credit card debt is something that can […]

Credit Card Debt Plague Even Celebrities

You might feel better about your financial challenges knowing that celebrities have problems too. And while most people have some credit card debt, celebrities who get into financial trouble often times get themselves buried in hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt. Nicolas Cage, Stephen Baldwin, Kim Kardashian, even Jay-Z have fallen victim to the […]

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