Should You Use The Debt Snowball To Get Out Of Debt?

Debt Snowball
It's irresistable: When you're freeing yourself from debt, make sure to earn some easy victories first. That's the idea behind the debt snowball--a technique, popularized by Dave Ramsey, to pay off your debts with the lowest balance first... and not to tackle the debts with...

High Credit Card Bills Aren’t The End Of The World

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High credit card bills aren’t the end of the world. They might seem stressful, but there are steps you can take. Remember: You aren’t fighting the credit card debt problem alone. Lots of people, believe it or not, have worse credit card debt problems compared...

Credit Card Debt Advice

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Credit card debt is difficult to cope with. There are a few ways of handling your credit card debt that include debt consolidation and bank loans. But there’s an alternative you can do yourself: Credit card debt negotiation. Credit card debt negotiation involves focusing on...

Helaine Olen’s Pound Foolish: Yes, Personal Finance Experts Are Wrong Sometimes.

Pound Foolish By Helaine Owen
What if a lot of personal finance experts want to make you feel guilty? What if a lot of personal finance experts think it's your fault you're not rich? What if a lot of personal finance experts think daily joys will bankrupt you? Slate recently ran...

One Freelance Journalist’s Money Management Tips

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Getting personal finances in order is harder for the freelance journalist than for certain other fields. Journalists and researchers usually spend a lot of (tax-deductible) money researching and covering stories. Adding to the mix, many publications do not pay writers or videographers on a...

Four Bad Money Ideas: What To Avoid In The Future

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When it comes to money, there's a lot of misrepresentation out there. A lot of companies and organizations prey on people who want to save money and make more money. Here are four different things to avoid as you continue your money journey: Bad Money Idea...