With all the holiday parties, gifts, and travel costs associated with the holidays, it can be incredibly easy to incur debt if you aren't careful. The best way to prepare for the holidays is to make a list, prepare a budget and start saving ahead of time.
It seems like everyone is offering advice on how to improve your credit score, but not all of it will work equally for you. That is because the credit scoring process takes into account many factors.
Greece should refuse a false choice by turning in a blank ballot. Refuse in this way the elite-mongering decisionism from which this scandalous insult to voting arises. Let it all go down. Around that the leaders and negotiators will have to adjust. Maybe then some small and sober and unexpected light will appear.
Paying off credit card debt might be one of the best moves for your personal finances. This can improve your cash flow, giving you an opportunity to build an emergency fund or save for retirement. Plus paying off credit cards helps increase your credit score.
As Greece hurtles towards a default on its IMF loan this week and an exit from the euro, it's easy to point the finger of blame at the Mediterranean nation.
Sleepless nights. A knot in the pit of the stomach. A gnawing sense of unease. Charles Phelan was familiar with the physical and emotional toll of debt. But usually it was his clients who were experiencing those symptoms. This time, it was his turn.
Destitution means extreme poverty, something that separates the third world from the first. When people are homeless or hungry, they are said to be destitute. Does destitution exist in the United States, still the largest economy in the world? It certainly does, and on a large scale.
Analyzing the ongoing drama, tragedy or comedy about Greece, five observations stand out as the crucial ones among the smokes obscuring what actually is happening on the stage. The first one is that Greece has done extremely well out of its EU-membership.
The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.
Remember your childhood summers when you held your breath underwater so long that your head felt ready to explode? For millions of homeowners in America today, being underwater too long has a different impact: they implode.
New York City has more outstanding debt than ever before, and Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed a 10-year capital plan that will increase it substantially. Now is the time to consider how much debt is appropriate.
It's a very simple concept. Money equals choices. Choices about every aspect of your life, from where you work to your physical and mental health. Spend wisely and save as often as you can. It will be worth it.
Whether this person asks you for financial advice or the topic of his debt surfaces in some other fashion, he might be sensitive about the subject. Matters of money and debt are often associated with personal, emotional concerns. You'll want to be tactful in your discussion to avoid making matters worse.
He, obviously, wants to follow the trail Bush blazed from the Texas governor's office to the Oval Office. However, this will be the second run for Perry, and he'll have to improve significantly on his previous performance to even have a chance of doing so.
Many people use credit cards to build their credit but lose track of how much they're spending. Credit cards are a quick and easy fix when you want something and don't have the means for it. If you're swimming in credit card debt, these tips will help you get to dry land.
For years, pundits have debated about the timing of a rise in interest rates, pouring over the Federal Reserve Minutes and analyzing every new comma in the press releases.