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Good Debt, Bad Debt

Good Debt, Bad Debt

August 14, 2020 - Have you heard that debt is a bad thing? Not necessarily. When used responsibly, borrowing money can help you achieve your goals and improve your future. The key is understanding that there are really two kinds of debt - "good debt" and "bad debt." This article discusses different types of loans and explains how they can be good or bad.

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How to Create a Budget in 6 Easy Steps

How to Create a Budget in 6 Easy Steps

July 24, 2020 - If you're always wondering how you're going to pay the next bill, feel guilty when you indulge in overpriced treats and you can't seem to find money to put into savings, then you probably need a budget. A budget will not automatically solve all of your money problems, but it will help you gain financial awareness. That, in turn, will help facilitate more responsible decisions. Here's how to create a budget in 6 easy steps.

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Student Loan Scams

Student Loan Scams

July 17, 2020 - Student loan scams are on the rise. Scammers know you hate owing tens of thousands of dollars, so they're quick to offer you an easy - but completely bogus - way to free yourself from that debt. Or, they might falsely claim you owe the feds taxes on your debt. If you're already stressed about your student loans, that makes you an easy target.

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Snowball Method vs. Avalanche Method: What's the Best Way to Tackle Debt?

Snowball Method vs. Avalanche Method: What's the Best Way to Tackle Debt?

July 3, 2020 - Debt is the ultimate killjoy. It can destroy a budget, make long-term financial planning impossible, and shadow every purchase you make with guilt. No one wants to live with that debt burden. But how do you kiss your debt goodbye? Let's take a look at two popular approaches for paying down debt and explore the pros and cons of each.

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How to Dispute and Pay for Large Medical Bills

How to Dispute and Pay for Large Medical Bills

June 19, 2020 - Medical bills are one of the biggest cripplers of a budget. The costs for your prescription drugs and procedures can be huge and are not exactly optional. You can handle them, though, with a balanced attack. We have great info on how to handle a large bill and suggestions to help plan for future medical expenses.

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