Credit is not raining down on would-be borrowers, but it will be a bit more accessible this year.
If you're down on your luck and can't pay the bills, paying 400% interest isn't going to help. Here are some alternatives.
Do you feel entitled to have the latest gadget? Is your self-worth based on the stuff you own?
You have easy access to extra cash that you might not even know about.
The advice for losing weight and shedding debt is remarkably similar. Here's how to put your spending on a diet.
Americans have been paying down debt but walking away from more.
A blogger has launched the Debt Movement to help participants pay off $10 million of debt in 90 days. Plus, 'scholarships' can be earned to destroy debt.
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Paying employees higher wages and giving better benefits isn't actually costing some companies more money.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
For those who still have some names to cross off their holiday shopping list (and who doesn't?), free shipping from online retailers on Wednesday can be a great way to save money.
After Democrats and Republicans hammered out a 2-year deal that drew criticism from right-wing groups, they warily turned their eyes toward tax policies.