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Paying Off Debt

San Francisco's Most Debt-Ridden ZIP Codes | Posted 11.09.2015 | San Francisco

There are a lot of words you can use to describe San Francisco -- scenic, eclectic, hipster-friendly, but unfortunately, cheap isn't one of them.

How to Pay Off Debt

MoneyTips | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business

Personal finance experts love to argue about the best approach to shrinking your debt: paying off loans with the biggest balance first vs. tackling your highest-interest debt. Now comes new research that proves what the smart financial advisers have said all along: the best method is one you can stick with until you're debt-free.

How I Paid Off $22,000 In Student Loans In Only 9 Months

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.07.2015 | Money

I cut our grocery bill in half. The grocery total would vary every month. But in January 2014, I only spent $170 on groceries -- my lowest total ever. I like to feed my family organic produce, but I had to let that go for the sake of a bigger goal.

How to Trick Yourself Into Paying Off Your Credit Card Debt

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business

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.

How Two Newlyweds Paid Off $52K Of Debt In Under Two Years

LearnVest | Posted 05.08.2015 | Money

Before tying the knot in 2008, my wife, Kim, and I never discussed money. But I had financial skeletons in my closet. With $18,000 in student loans and another $18,000 from an auto loan, I brought a significant amount of debt into our marriage.

How One Woman Went From $50K In Credit Card Debt To $50K In Savings | Posted 03.28.2015 | Money

When Julie Berry's personal and professional lives were falling apart, if someone had told her that everything would be OK -- better than before, even -- she probably wouldn't have believed it.

5 Secrets to Mastering Dave Ramsey's Debt Snowball Method

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.01.2014 | Money

I've heard of some families overcoming step two of Dave's debt program in just one year, while other have taken seven years. But it's the small victories you accomplish with smaller debts that can keep you steady on your goal.

The Slacker's Guide To Paying Off Debt | Posted 10.21.2014 | Money

Even a slacker can be debt-free. Here's how.

How I Paid Off $90,000 of Debt In Three Years

LearnVest | Posted 07.23.2014 | Money

Luckily, someone special woke me up to the reality of my financial situation. It took a lot of hard work -- and some serious creativity -- but three years later, I'm almost debt-free. Here's my story.

Confession: I'm Scared to Pay Off My Student Loans

LearnVest | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women

Being student-loan-free means I'm old. As in, I should have my life figured out by now. I should be married (which I'm not), have kids (which I don't) and know what I want to do career-wise (again, I don't). I'm almost 29 and don't know what the rest of my life will look like.

How I Paid Off Over $50,000 Of Credit Card Debt

Grayson Bell | Posted 04.09.2014 | Money
Grayson Bell

I took my debt by the horns and rode it right out of my life.

5 Budgeting Basics for People Who Hate Budgeting | Posted 03.26.2014 | Money

Don't be scared -- it's totally fine if you failed econ in college and even better if you're completely Excel illiterate. These five tips will get you started.

Why Debt Relief Help Is Broken In America

Steve Rhode | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

I want you to make smart choices and just not leap at the first option that comes along. When it comes to getting out of debt, the best advice you can hear is "do not assume." Only you can have your best interests in mind.

Top Five Financial Tips for Students

Justine Kay | Posted 08.27.2013 | College
Justine Kay

After the graduation parties, job hunting, and teary goodbyes are over, it's time to figure out the heavy stuff: finances. How much debt are you going to be in? Do you need a cosigner on your loan? Is there an app for this!?!?

Don't Let Debt Ruin Your Retirement!

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 06.28.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

I opened my credit card bill today. Yikes! It's almost $10,000. I'm stunned. How did I let it get so out of hand? I should know better. I'm in the ban...

5 Ways to Get Out of Debt While Growing Your Savings Account

Jayson DeMers | Posted 10.30.2013 | Small Business
Jayson DeMers

Too much of anything isn't good. This includes putting all the eggs into one basket by paying off debt at the expense of savings or vice versa. Instead, tackle financial management from all angles.

3 Reasons Why You Won't Get Out of Debt in 2013

Jeff Rose | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Jeff Rose

It's extremely difficult to change the behaviors that got you into debt. Here are three of the psychological reasons why getting out of debt is so difficult -- and what you can do to combat your wiring.

Strengthen Your Personal Economy

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 02.03.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Investing in a strong personal economy ultimately requires a holistic, integrated view of your professional and personal life choices. The returns you'll earn from these long-term investments are assets that will continue to serve you no matter what the future has in store for the national economy.

How 8 Real Women Fought Back Against Debt--And Won

LearnVest | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women

Debt can often seem unconquerable. Whether you're facing down student loans or a mountain of credit card bills, it can seem like you'll never be able ...

How Debt Landed Me In Kosovo -- And Then In Iraq

The Billfold | Anonymous | Posted 09.18.2012 | Money

This is an excerpt from an anonymous essay published on the Billfold. To read the full story, click here. Ten years ago, I was nearly 30 and ov...

From Banker To Janitor

Marketplace | Posted 10.02.2012 | Money

Celie Niehaus woke up one day with a spending hangover. She was in her late 20s at the time, and in deep, deep credit card debt -- $10,000. half her a...

Tips For Paying Off Debt, From Maria Bartiromo (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Maria Bartiromo, financial expert and anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell" joined me on Mondays With Marlo to give advice on the best way to pay off debt....

Couponing Is "All About The Orgasm"

Faatima Evans | Posted 08.08.2012 | Money
Faatima Evans

Asking a couponer why they are addicted to couponing is like asking a porn star why they have sex for money.

I Filed For Bankruptcy At 23

LearnVest | Posted 07.30.2012 | Money

It's been ten years since I filed for bankruptcy, and although I'd like to be able to say I learned a lesson about money, that would be a bit of a lie.

Dealing With Debt Collectors: Be Their Friends

Kevin Yu | Posted 05.16.2012 | Money
Kevin Yu

Debt collection agencies are used to being yelled and cursed at, so why not take the opposite approach and try to be their friends?