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11 Habits of Debt-Free Happy People

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 11.21.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

How do I know this? Because I've been immersed in the health and wellness and personal development world for a few years and learned that good habits formed early in life can serve you now and in the future.

Freaking Out About Graduating? Don't.

Erin McKelle | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

Graduating from college affords you the luxury of living your dreams. Yes, it requires some hard work and perseverance but I promise you, your destiny is within reach.

Holiday Blues: 5 Ways to Beat Holiday Overspending

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Amandah Blackwell

Have you ever stood in line, waiting to pay for Christmas gifts only to be told your credit card has been declined? Or maybe you didn't have enough cash with you. It's embarrassing.

Credit Card Debt: 12 Common Debt Habits That Lead to Financial Ruin

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 11.10.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

The reasons for credit card debt vary from person-to-person. But there are some common debt habits that can lead to credit card debt and cause it to grow instead of shrink. Likewise, there are ways you can break free from the clutches of credit card debt.

Federal Reserve Policy Keeps Fracking Bubble Afloat and That May Change Soon

Steve Horn | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

But even with the generous cash flow facilitated by the Fed, annual productivity of many shale gas and tight oil fields have either peaked or are in terminal decline.

Get Out Of Credit Card Debt -- With A Little Help From Your Peers

Shindy Chen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Money
Shindy Chen

It's the revolutionary multi-billion-dollar industry nobody's heard of, and it's killing credit card debt for hundreds of thousands of consumers. It's not only disrupting, but completely undressing the traditional credit model.

5 Greatest Credit Horrors This Halloween

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Gift your family with a Happy Halloween this year by keeping these five horrors from haunting you this season and in the season lurking just beyond October 31st. Ooops, I couldn't resist!

How Can I Get Medical Bills in Collections Off My Credit Report?

Christina LaMontagne | Posted 10.24.2014 | Money
Christina LaMontagne

Many people struggle with medical debt -- so many, in fact, that it's the leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States. But as you're learning, even after you've resolved your debt, it can haunt you for years to come.

3 Practical, Easy Ways To Combat Financial Stress

CreditCards.com | Posted 10.15.2014 | Money
CreditCards.com

Take a moment and try to remember a day during which you didn't spend money, check your credit or bank account, or worry about a financial burden. Can't think of one? Me either.

Daddy, I Want a Squirrel

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 10.14.2014 | Money
Karen Ann Kennedy

Anyone out there a fan of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? I am! I know many diehard Willy Wonka fans were not happy with the remake, but I loved it!

Debtor's Prisons in Kentucky and Other Horrors of the Justice System

Don McNay | Posted 10.14.2014 | Crime
Don McNay

What is going on in Kentucky is apparently going on in various pockets of the nation. It has to stop because it is wrong. It also has to stop unless the rulings of the Supreme Court mean nothing to people charged with upholding them.

We Paid Off $90K Of Debt In 4 Years

Credit.com | Posted 11.18.2014 | Money
Credit.com

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.

WATCH: Why You Need To Talk About Money Before You Get Married

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 09.10.2014 | Divorce

You've met the love of your life, you're getting married and you're set for life, right? Not so fast. Many couples forget about the financial impl...

Why Do I Feel Guilty Using My Credit Cards to Survive?

Steve Rhode | Posted 11.03.2014 | Money
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, In 2008 I was a building contractor in Florida and had all my money invested in Real Estate. With the mo...

3 Ways 20-Somethings Can Get Debt-Free

Credit.com | Posted 10.05.2014 | Money
Credit.com

Getting debt-free in your 20s can be more than just a dream. It can become your reality if you are willing to work hard, pay your debt obligations as agreed and spend less than you make.

This Company Lures Needy Service Members Into Debt And Then Sues Them

Washington Post | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact

Army Spc. Angel Aguirre needed a washer and dryer. Money was tight, and neither Aguirre, 21, nor his wife had much credit history as they settled i...

The Easiest Way To Stop Paying Interest On Credit Card Debt

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 09.21.2014 | Money
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

Let's be honest, America is having a credit card debt crisis. We, as a nation, are $11.4 trillion in debt to credit card companies. Luckily, there is a very easy solution to stop paying all of that interest to the credit card companies, and it comes from the most unlikely source ... the credit card companies.

Happy Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 07.25.2014 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

I'm sure that like many people, the thought of looking at your credit may be a scary one but according to Happy Coach Keryl Pesce, "a funny thing happ...

10 Deadly Childhood Money Habits That Are Killing Your Finances Today

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 07.12.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

What if you could learn money habits that would set you free from the bondage of financial ruin? Money is paper and coins used as an exchange to purchase goods. It's also energy.

'Conscious Uncoupling' Your Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 07.06.2014 | Divorce
Jeanne Kelly

If you find yourself coming to the sad decision that your marriage or partnership must end, there is no reason why it needs to ruin your credit or that of your partner. Just bear in mind these tips, and be sure to uncouple consciously.

What Drives Credit Card Debt?

Amy Traub | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Amy Traub

Why do some people stagger under a mountain of credit card debt, paying high interest rates on their outstanding balances and never seeming to come out ahead, while others rarely if ever carry debt for long, despite pulling out their plastic on a regular basis?

4 Ways to Get Your Debt Snowball Rolling

Rob Berger | Posted 06.08.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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 05.18.2014 | 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.