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Debt Management

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.

Does Debt Forgiveness Work? Ask Africa

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 07.13.2014 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Corruption, natural disasters, wars, bad policies, and bad luck made it impossible for African governments to keep up with debt payments without cutting basic services to their people, who were already poor and getting few services in the first place.

Catherine New

How This Couple Beat $52,000 In Credit Card Debt | Catherine New | Posted 06.18.2012 | Money

On their fifth wedding anniversary in July 2002, Scott and Jacynta Harb were broke and living off credit cards. Their 10th anniversary proved even wor...

Be (Financially) Eccentric

Manisha Thakor | Posted 12.14.2011 | Women
Manisha Thakor

I've started to observe that the periods where I feel the least financial anxiety are not correlated to how much or how little I'm earning or spending; they are correlated to how happy I am overall.

Why I Fight Against the Upsale

Manisha Thakor | Posted 12.12.2011 | Women
Manisha Thakor

We are subjected to the upsale at every turn and bombarded 24/7 with advertising that further fans our flames of desire. Is it any wonder that so many of us end up with bad spending habits?

My Quest to Find Financial Peace of Mind

Manisha Thakor | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

There are thousands of personal finance books, magazines, radio and TV shows. Yet money anxiety persists. No one is immune.

GENERATION EARN: A Chat With Kimberly Palmer

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

Financial security is the new measure of success -- but that doesn't mean you're greedy