When you're paying out more than you're taking in, you're in trouble. If it's happening to you or someone you know, here's a 3-step guide for getting out.
Banks can now see expanded details of your credit habits. This means more aggressive marketing -- and juicier credit card deals.
Maxing out your credit cards can ding your credit, but will it be a temporary sting or a years-long pain? And how can you help speed up recovery?
So many approach budgeting as a one-size-fits-all philosophy, but that isn't how it works. Comparing budgets to fitness regimens shows there are many ways to budget.
It seems obvious that if you're paying double-digit interest rates on a card balance that such an offer would save you money. It might, but it might not.
If you're dealing with your bills the wrong way, you're compounding the problem. Here are common tactics that fail, plus advice on what to do instead.
If you're behind on payments -- even underwater -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, may want to give you a no-document mortgage modification.
Worrying about finances isn't unusual, but you don't want that concern to reach unhealthy proportions. You can learn to put money in its place and free your mind for other things.
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