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We Paid Off $90K Of Debt In 4 Years | Posted 11.18.2014 | Money

Paul and Joan Ostroff went into debt trying to give their son, Andrew, a shot at getting past a learning disability so that he might be able to go to college. By the time they went to Consumer Credit Counseling for help in 2010, they owed $88,000 on about 20 credit cards.

Do Debt Relief Companies Violate the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act?

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.25.2014 | Money
Steve Rhode

For some time the esoteric argument of debt relief companies putting debt outside the statute of limitations in a credit counseling or debt settlement...

Debt Counseling Programs Can Help Seniors with Financial Problems

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.08.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are actually a number of free and low-cost resources available today that can help seniors who are struggling with credit card and/or mortgage debt.

How to Get Out of Debt. The Real Truth.

Steve Rhode | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

People ask me questions every single day about how to get out of debt. Problem debt is a chronic problem that faces many at any one time. If you are f...

How to Get Debt Help Without Getting Screwed

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

This isn't a blender you are thinking of buying here -- this is a service that can have a profoundly negative impact to your life and financial health if you make the wrong choice or select the wrong provider.

Talking Finances With Your Valentine

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Jason Alderman

On Valentine's Day, don't kill the mood with talk of budgets; but do make sure that before too much time passes, you reopen the doors of financial communication so you know you're both working toward the same goals.

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...

How to Live on $0 a Day: My Expert Advice to Tim Geithner

Lesley Stern | Posted 09.12.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Tim, Tim, Tim. You've been throwing around a lot of scary words like "disaster" and "hardship" and you seem a little tense. Don't freak out. You're a babe in the woods when it comes to financial hardship, so let me guide you through this.

Bankruptcy Is the Cost of the Way the Credit Card Industry Does Business

Richard Gaudreau | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business
Richard Gaudreau

One newspaper article in 1997 told me all I needed to know about the business model for the credit card industry. Beneficial National Bank, the cred...

Feds Strengthen Debt Settlement Rules

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

When faced with overwhelming debt, many people don't know where to turn: Should they file for bankruptcy, consolidate their debts into one loan to be ...

Navigating Marriage's Financial Minefields

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

As with all challenges in a marriage, what starts as a small issue can grow into a large one, given enough time. It's not surprising that after being ...

Financial Etiquette in the New Economy

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jason Alderman

For many people, 2009 was a bumpy ride. Although the economy seems to be rebounding, times are still tough for those dealing with significant financia...

Boomerang Kids? Get Ready for Boomerang Parents

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

For family members used to their own independence, living together again can put emotional - and financial - strains on their relationships.