Dealing with Holiday Debt

Many people get caught up in the fun of going on holiday and find themselves spending more than they expected.  Unfortunately, long after the holiday sun-tan has faded or the egg-nog has been drunk, the debt remains.  Because this type of debt can be unexpected and unplanned, many consumers struggle to pay it off in a timely fashion […]

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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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American Households Take on More Debt

In a sign that many Americans are feeling more comfortable about the condition of the economy, U.S. household debt has risen by $78 billion in the last quarter.  The data comes from a survey by the Federal Reserve Bank. The primary drivers of the increase in debt were student loans, auto loans and credit card […]

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14 Easy Ways to Save Money on Food!

Of all of the ways to save money, saving money on food is the easiest one.  With some simple planning you can save hundreds or thousands of dollars on your food bill each year.  This article will teach you how! Make sure your pantry and fridge are well organized You need to be fully aware […]

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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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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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Simple Tips for Managing Your First Credit Card

Getting your first credit card is an exciting time, particularly for a young person. You suddenly have the ability to buy items whenever you feel like it, even when you don’t have the cash available. You can also take advantage of online shopping more easily. Before you rush out and start madly using your credit […]

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