Don't bounce into debt by writing checks your bank account can't cash.
Don't let your feelings get the better of your ability to make smart financial decisions.
Deep in debt? You likely can avoid bankruptcy if you negotiate with your creditors.
Instead of clearing up your financial picture, payday loans often are the first step toward more debt.
It may work well for someone who needs to furnish an apartment for a short time. Otherwise, think again.
The next time you consider paying extra for luxury or convenience, think first about what that money could do if you manage it patiently and wisely instead.
Some young adults have to learn about debt by watching their parents and doing the opposite.
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