Category: debt


How To Get Out Of Debt On Your Own Terms.

You’ve seen the ads and heard the commercials touting the best way to get out of debt forever in a few short months. While these promises made by the unending number of companies popping up to help you eliminate debt may sound too good to be true, there is one thing you can take to […]


Pay Off Low-Balance Debt First For A Big Mental Boost.

There are many different schools of thought on the proper way to pay off your debt. Some say to start attacking the high-balance cards first, some say to go after the high-interest debt first, and some fall into my school of thought: start with the low-balance debt first. This is exactly how I started paying […]


Who Is Responsible For Paying The Debts Of A Deceased Relative.

After a relative dies, the last thing grieving family members may expect are calls from debt collectors asking them to pay their loved one’s outstanding debts. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, a surviving relative usually has no legal obligation to pay the debts of a family member who […]


Fighting Your Debt, From The Small Steps To The Big Picture.

Some people talk about “˜climbing out of debt’ like it’s a pit, while others say they’re “˜buried under a mountain of debt’. Either way, the top can seem a long way off when you’re right down at the bottom, peering up at the promise of a debt-free future. Perhaps the most off-putting thing about our […]


Things You Own End Up Owning You.

The title of this post is one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite movies – Fight Club. The quote is from Tyler Durden, (and without telling you too much in case you haven’t seen the movie) who is anti-establishment and anti-consumerism…making it one of those movies that every person who feels the […]

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