Habits that Keep You in Debt

Human beings are often referred to as “creatures of habit”.  That is because we enjoy routines, certainty and patterns.  Most people pick up a range of habits for everything, including — how they eat, how they they get dressed, how they shower and how they spend money. Poor financial habits that you may have picked up over a number […]

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7 Debt Warning Signs You Should Know

Debt is insidious by nature as it seems to creep up on people. One day you are scraping along, then suddenly you debt has reached unsustainable levels and you are in serious financial trouble. This article will take a look at seven early warning signs that you may have a growing debt problem. By catching […]

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Tips to Help Pay Student Debt Faster

The cost of going to college continues to increase.  It has reached the stage that some economists suggest student debt is having a stifling effect on the United States economy.  For many students, paying back their college debt can take decades.  For other students the debt can stop them buying a house and building a solid […]

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The Most Common Ways a Personal Budget Fails

Sticking with a personal budget can be tough. To gain control of your finances, you will have to make major changes to your spending habits and lifestyle. Some budgets are doomed to fail, because of poor planning or unrealistic expectations. Here are the most common ways that a personal budget can fail! Bad Maths If […]

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The Best Online Apps to Help You Manage Your Finances

There are some incredibly useful financial tools that have become available thanks to the Internet. Many of these tools can help us get our finances in order and lower our debt burden. Here are the top 7 online tools for organising your finances! Mint Mint is one of the most well known personal financial applications on […]

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Simple Tips For Improving Your FICO Score

Some recent changes in the way the FICO score is calculated have opened up some interesting opportunities for credit score improvement!  Some of these changes pertain to medical debt and for people with a settled debt collection on their record. It’s important to note that the general mix of FICO credit score remains the same, approximately: 35% Payment […]

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14 Worst Credit Card Mistakes

The road to a mountain of debt is usually littered with a trail of maxed out credit cards. Credit cards are very easy to use incorrectly and can quickly become a major financial problem. Unfortunately many people use their credit cards in ways which lead them towards financial disaster. They can often look like the […]

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Quick Ways for Couples to Get Out of Debt

When you marry someone, it is a serious decision which you are making because you are not just declaring your love for this person, but accepting all of the baggage that comes with them. That baggage can arrive in the form of secret debt, or hidden spending habits that might affect your finances in the […]

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United States Household Debt Changes Composition

Morgan Stanley recently released some new data about household debt in the United States and there are some interesting changes. Prior to the global financial crisis, households in the United States continued to take on a lot of debt and mortgage debt was the major contributor. As soon as the global financial crisis hit and […]

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Common Debt Myths!

Most people have debt of some kind but many of us don’t understand how to manage it effectively and how to save money when it comes to debt. Unfortunately there are a number of common misconceptions or “debt myths” that have sprung up over the years, and those myths contribute to some people running into […]

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