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Deadbeat Nation: Why the Public Should Cut Off Wall Street's Credit

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The real debt in this nation is the one that bankers owe the rest of the country. And as long as our politicians are allowed to rescue banks while ignoring consumers, it's a debt that will continue to go unpaid. And it will continue to grow.

When The One Percent Lose

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.27.2012 | Money

Here's one case where it doesn't pay to be in the 1 percent. Student loans. The average person who has student loan debt owes $12,800. But 1 per...

The Big Problem Burdening Twenty-Somethings

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.22.2012 | Business

Many twenty-somethings are carrying around a huge burden. And no, it's not the regret of last weekend's hook-up. Twenty-somethings are holding $45,...

Report: 38% of Us Can't Afford a Financial Emergency

Justine Rivero | Posted 05.20.2012 | Money
Justine Rivero

Nearly 4 out of 10 consumers admit to having just enough money to pay their monthly bills with no cushion leftover for financial emergencies, reveals a new study.

Uh Oh, We're Doing This Again

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.09.2012 | Money

We’ve started spending money again--that is, money we don’t necessarily have. Americans racked up $48 billion in credit card debt last year, ac...

How Credit Card Debt Almost Cost Me What Matters Most

Cristie Ritz King | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women
Cristie Ritz King

I had to be honest with my kids and confess to them we were also out of money and couldn't get more gas.

Surprising Way Millennial Generation Beats The Boomers

Emily Cohn | Posted 09.11.2012 | Money

For a generation that is often criticized for their coddled upbringing and conspicuous consumption habits, new findings suggest that Millennials are a...

How Financially Fertile Are You?

Jacoba Urist | Posted 05.02.2012 | Money
Jacoba Urist

By the time you feel ready to get serious about your money, it may be too late to make up for lost ground. And there are no medical breakthroughs when it comes to retirement or building an adequate nest egg.

Best Way to Win the Gas Game: Don't Play

Adam Levin | Posted 05.01.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

Oil is a matter of macro concern but your finances involve very micro considerations. Pick a day or two a week where you simply keep your credit card in your purse or wallet. Save money wherever you can, but save oil everywhere you can.

The Importance of a Savings Account

Kevin Yu | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Kevin Yu

Too many people underestimate the importance of having a savings account. So why doesn't everyone have an emergency savings fund? The answer is simple: They spend more money than they earn and have trouble living below their means.

Am I The Only One That's Confused? The Journey To Getting My First Credit Card

Jillian Berman | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Jillian Berman

Nine months out of college and I'm finding that the real world is full of harsh truths: Napping in the middle of the day is frowned upon, an outfit based around leggings is never appropriate and my financial decisions will haunt me for the rest of my life.

Which Generation Is Smartest About Credit?

The Huffington Post | Erica Smith | Posted 02.18.2012 | Fifty

Not all credit scores are created equal. New research from Experian provides a glimpse into how different generations handle debt and finances. Th...

Credit: The Gift & The Curse! - 5 Ways to Pay Down Debt

Ash Cash | Posted 04.07.2012 | Black Voices
Ash Cash

High debt can stop you from getting loans, renting or buying a home, purchasing a car or even getting a job. Credit can be a gift or a curse! Making some small sacrifices early can give you peace of mind and put you on the right road to financial freedom. Here are some tips.

4 Lessons We Can Learn About Credit From the Super Bowl

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

In your own financial life, it can seem like you are alone. But you aren't. You can put together a team of people to help you. Your family and friends are your own cheering fans in the stadium of your life.

Please, Don't Save for College

Jacoba Urist | Posted 03.25.2012 | College
Jacoba Urist

Here are the four financial goals I believe every family should reach before they think about putting cash in their kiddo's college fund.

Fewer Women Means Men More Likely To Spend More, Save Less

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

Men looking to save money should probably head some place where there are a lot of women. Men are more likely to spend money quickly and go into h...

Credit Cards May Not Be So Bad, After All

Don McNay | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business
Don McNay

I went over a decade without a credit card. I've proven you can live without them. Now I am saying that some people, especially small business owners, might want to think about getting a card and using it wisely. Why the change?

The Best 4 Years of Your Life... Are Over: 5 Financial Steps for 20-Somethings

Justine Rivero | Posted 03.18.2012 | College
Justine Rivero

Now is the time to finally stop making excuses and start being "growed up" with your finances with these five steps.

POLL: How Would You Describe Your Post-Holiday Credit Card Bills?

Posted 03.14.2012 | Women

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How To Pay Off Holiday Debt, From Suze Orman (WATCH)

Posted 12.07.2015 | Home

Finance expert Suze Orman offers tips on how pay off post-holiday debt, and how to avoid overspending in the future. Get Suze's FREE download to The ...

Consumer Delinquencies Fell To Pre-Recession Levels Last Quarter

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - More consumers made their home equity loan payments on time in the third quarter of 2011 and a broad measure of consum...

Katherine Bindley

Crucial Info Women Don't Know About Money: LearnVest Survey | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.04.2012 | Women

There's a familiar but grating stereotype that women are frivolous when it comes to money (here's looking at you "Confessions of a Shopaholic," Lily A...

Credit Card Interest Rates Hit Record Highs As Companies Market More Aggressively

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to pay off your credit card debt, be advised that it's getting harder all the time. That's because credit car...

Catherine New

More Americans Charged The Holidays | Catherine New | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

In a turnaround from last year, shoppers were not afraid to pull out the plastic this holiday season. Spending on credit cards jumped 7 percent in Nov...

P2P Lending Gets Ready to Explode for Christmas

Brett King | Posted 02.18.2012 | Business
Brett King

No one could doubt that peer-to-peer lending (or P2P Lending) has landed big time in 2010, but it looks as if the best is just about to come.