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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 09.18.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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.

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

Jim Gibson | Posted 05.07.2014 | 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 04.29.2014 | 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...