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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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.
Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
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