Debt & Debt Payment Tips

When Your Wife Maxes the Credit Cards and Depletes Your Bank Account

When Your Wife Maxes the Credit Cards and Depletes Your Bank Account

What happens to a marriage when your wife almost bankrupts you? A husband describes how he survived financial infidelity in his marriage and offers tips for couples in similar situations. “The worst thing I ever survived was the financial infidelity of my wife, which to this day remains a life-changing experience,” says Ray. “When it […]

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Most Popular Money Articles – Financial Tips and Goals

One of my favorite topics is money – I love talking, thinking, and writing about financial tips and goals! I’m not as hard-a$$ed as Dragon’s Den Kevin O’Leary when it comes to money, but I live in a million dollar house, go on exotic vacations every year, and have a healthy stream of passive income […]

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7 Smart Ways to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt Forever

7 Smart Ways to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt Forever

Written by on September 25, 2011 in Credit Card Tips, Debt & Debt Payment Tips, Finances with 0 Comments

Tired of living under the burden of your monthly Visa or MasterCard bills? Put just ONE of these smart ways to get rid of credit card debt forever into action, and you’ll be halfway there. One of the most popular books about paying off debt on Amazon is Clark Howard’s Living Large in Lean Times: 250+ […]

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6 Ways to Take Control of Your Finances

6 Ways to Take Control of Your Finances

Written by on September 14, 2011 in Debt & Debt Payment Tips, Finances, Money Management Tips with 2 Comments

Show your money who’s the boss with these six ways to take control of your finances! The best way to deal with the scary world of debt and bills is to learn how to take control of your money. “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.” ~ Ayn Rand. […]

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When Your Stepson Won’t Repay the Money He Borrowed

When Your Stepson Won’t Repay the Money He Borrowed

Are you caught between a stepson borrowing money and a wife enabling him? These tips are inspired by a reader who lent his stepson money and can’t seem to get it back… “Help! I have a stepson who is 34 years old,” says Gerry on Should You Lend Money to Family Members? “Jack grew up […]

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How to Say No When Someone Asks to Borrow Money

It’s uncomfortable but usually better to say no when someone – your boyfriend, family member, coworker, dog – asks to borrow money from you. Here’s a question from a reader: “I’ve already lent my boyfriend almost $700 about 6 months ago,” says L. on one of my articles about loaning money to family members. “He hasn’t […]

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How Debt Increases Self-Esteem – The Upside of Financial Debt

How Debt Increases Self-Esteem – The Upside of Financial Debt

Written by on June 7, 2011 in Debt & Debt Payment Tips, Finances with 0 Comments

Can financial debt increase your self-esteem and empower you to achieve great things? Yes – the upside of debt is that it can help you get what you want out of life! “Debt can be a good thing for young people – it can help them achieve goals that they couldn’t otherwise, like a college […]

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Signs It’s Not Smart to Loan Money to Someone You’re Close to

These signs will help you know if it’s smart to loan money to someone you’re close to – a friend, partner, family member, or coworker. I wrote this because a reader said… “People who do not lend money to friends are selfish, period,” says E. on Should You Lend Money to Family Members? Warnings and […]

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Is Paying Off the Mortgage Early A Good Idea? It Depends

Is Paying Off the Mortgage Early A Good Idea? It Depends

Sometimes paying off the mortgage early is a good idea, and sometimes your money is better spent elsewhere! Here are six questions to ask before committing yourself to being mortgage-free within the next couple of years …. “With consumer revolving debt balances declining nationwide and home values flat, some homeowners are considering paying off their […]

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8 Ways to Pay Off Debt When You Have a Low Income

8 Ways to Pay Off Debt When You Have a Low Income

A commonly asked question for people who don’t make a lot of money is, “How do I pay off my debt when I have a low income?” The bad news is there is no easy way to pay off your financial debt when your earnings aren’t high. The good new is that it is possible! […]

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