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4 Ways to Get Your Debt Snowball Rolling

Rob Berger | Posted 04.08.2014 | Money
Rob Berger

Having a plan to pay off debt is one thing. Setting that plan into motion is a whole different ballgame. Arguably the best approach to getting out of debt is called the debt snowball.

I Finally Paid Off A Lifetime Of Credit Card Debt. Here's How.

LearnVest | Posted 04.02.2014 | Money
LearnVest

I'm just now beginning to find out what kind of person I am without the burden of debt. Finally, I can plan for my future and not just pay for my past.

The Debt Tax: What Owing Money Costs You

Adam Levin | Posted 04.02.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

When it comes to debt, there really are no free lunches. Indeed, it is always harder to get out of than it is to get into. The best thing you can do is to change your own thinking when it comes to money. When you are in debt, even the price tag has a price tag.

5 Frustrating Debt Traps and How to Avoid Them

Benjamin Feldman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Money
Benjamin Feldman

It's still all too easy to get ensnared in a nasty debt trap that could derail your finances and prevent you from accomplishing your dreams.

If You Read One Article About Dropping Credit Cards, Read This One!

Jim Gibson | Posted 03.07.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

Here goes: closing or canceling a credit card starts a snowball effect that will give your credit score a wallop it may not be able to stand.

Should You Close Credit Cards That You No Longer Use? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Personal finance expert Suze Orman had some excellent advice to share with us on the topic of whether or not to close inactive credit cards. Suze ...

The 4-Letter Word That Can Ruin Your Credit

Adam Levin | Posted 02.27.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

While access to credit enables us to carry these kinds of debts, they hurt our ability to gain more access to credit - so the big-screen television you buy today could well be the one thing that prevents you from getting a mortgage on the perfect house next year.

Not Discussing This Everyday Thing Could Spell Trouble For Your Marriage

Posted 03.02.2014 | Divorce

Forget sexual and intellectual compatibility -- it's how you mesh financially that could determine whether or not your marriage survives. In a new ...

Consumer Debt Hasn't Jumped This Much Since Before The Recession

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business

NEW YORK, Feb 18 (Reuters) - U.S. household debt rose in the latest quarter by the most since before the recession, a sign that Americans may be...

Which States Are Tied Up With the Most Credit Card Debt?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.13.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In some states the average debt per person is higher than others. But where does Illinois fall on that list. We'll give you a hint: it's not number one. That "honor" falls to Alaska, and it's not even close between Alaska and the number two state, Colorado.

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.

How I Got Through My Tough Times, From Sherri Shepherd (VIDEO)

Posted 01.30.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to getting through hard times, Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award-Winning Cohost of The View, had some great advice to share with us about bein...

5 Budgeting Basics for People Who Hate Budgeting

Manilla.com | Posted 03.26.2014 | Money
Manilla.com

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.

My Top 5 New Year's Credit Goals

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 03.17.2014 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

A new year feels like a new beginning, and the tradition of making resolutions solidifies that notion. Adopt these three resolutions to control your financial stress, and make 2014 the year of swollen saving accounts!

How to Settle Your Credit Card Debt (in 6 Steps)

Tiffany Aliche | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices
Tiffany Aliche

I get this question a lot, a WHOLE lot: 'Tiffany, how do I settle my credit card debt?' If you have credit card debt and you want to settle it (pay less than what is owed), here's how...

4 Dumb Things I Did That Made Me Poorer

David A. Dedman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Financially speaking we all have made mistakes. Even me! I made some whoppers. I'm still human, and from time to time react with emotion instead of logic regarding my favorite green paper. I'm going to share four of those whopper mistakes I made early on.

WATCH: How One Writer Turned A $35,000 Fraud Into A Positive

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

At 26, Tiffany Aliche found herself in $35,000 worth of credit card debt after giving a friend cash advances to invest. Rather than despair, the autho...

How to Make Extra Money Using Airbnb Without Getting Robbed

Adam Levin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

Not to be a buzzkill, but allow me to assume my Shiva God of Death persona for just a moment and remind you of the risks inherent in the decision to open your home (indeed, your life) to a complete stranger.

Three Reasons to Check Your Credit-Debit Card Statements

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 02.19.2014 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Credit cards are really good tools to help build your credit history but you need to review your cards regularly to ensure that you are being charged what you should be charged for.

I Make 6 Figures, But I'm in Financial Trouble

LearnVest | Posted 02.17.2014 | Women
LearnVest

For a few months I hadn't been able to pay the minimum balance on the card I had, and I was still at a steady pace of charging around $1,000 a month. When I saw the amount of debt I had on my card, I freaked.

7 Housing Trends for 2013

realtor.com | Posted 02.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

As 2013 comes to a close and real estate experts predict where the housing market is headed in 2014, a look back reveals several trends.

Tips To Persevere When Working On Your Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 02.10.2014 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Healthy credit is such a reward... but sometimes you have to get through the details (and sometimes even a hard phone call or two) to get that reward.

4 Goal Setting Tricks When You're Working on Your Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Keep the real reason in mind. What's the real reason you want to work on your credit? No, it's not so you can get a good credit score. That's a good reason and an important one but it's not the REAL reason.

What I Wish Someone Told Me About Having A Credit Card

| Posted 10.30.2013 | Teen

By Zhanna Raymond This is a teen-written article from our friends at Represent Magazine, a platform for and by young people in foster care. Represe...

Alternative Ways to Build Credit

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 12.08.2013 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Building credit remains the primary path toward strengthening one's personal economy, but keeping credit card debt low is equally important. These two practices can seem in conflict, but together they can help you build a good credit score.