I’m a certified public accountant who has authored two books on getting out of debt, Credit Hell and Power Up, and founded Consolidated Credit, an organization that has helped more than 5 million people climb out of credit card debt. Everyone should have a reason for living that’s bigger than themselves, and besides my family, mine is this: Teaching Americans how to live happily within their means. To me, money is not the root of all evil. Poor money management is. Money cannot buy happiness, but going into debt always buys misery. That’s why I launched Debt.com. I’m glad you’re here.
August 21, 2017
It has to do with cars, but not really auto loans.
August 16, 2017
A reader is mad, but is his anger misplaced?
August 14, 2017
Trust me, you’ll never guess what it is.
August 9, 2017
A reader wants to start deceiving his girlfriend before he gets married.
August 7, 2017
Here’s proof that small business has no political party ties.
August 2, 2017
This week: A reader is trying to find legitimate ways to lessen his payments, but it’s not easy.
July 31, 2017
Sadly, we’re No. 1 in one of the categories we don’t want to be.
July 26, 2017
A reader is looking for healthcare savings before she needs a procedure.
July 24, 2017
Learn how to make more money from these new studies.
July 19, 2017
A reader declared bankruptcy, but her air conditioning unit is the real problem now.
July 17, 2017
If you’re deeply in debt and have no money for anyone to steal, you’re wrong.
July 12, 2017
This week: After her bank account is riddled with fraudulent checks, she wonders: Is anyone safe?
July 10, 2017
Your loyalty program isn’t saving you money, and it’s your fault.
July 5, 2017
A reader and her husband want a new house, but they don’t want old debt, either.
July 3, 2017
John Pawloski is making a career change you’ll never believe.
June 28, 2017
A reader went bankrupt, and now years later, she needs a new set of wheels.
June 26, 2017
This week: clueless about student loans, passionless about work, passionate about boycotts.
June 21, 2017
This week: A reader needs to rely on the kindness of the IRS. Believe it or not, that can work.
June 19, 2017
If you break this Commandment, you’re probably broke.
June 14, 2017
A reader wants to know how to stop being financially responsible for someone else’s debt.
June 12, 2017
What happens when an obscure lawsuit sways a federal judge? Chaos.
June 7, 2017
This week: A reader asks about debt collectors, repo men, and “Fonzi” schemes.
June 5, 2017
It’s not as simple as it sounds, but also not as hard as it looks: Raise your credit score.
May 31, 2017
A reader agrees with her husband: A recession is coming. They don’t agree on what to do about it.
May 29, 2017
Here are six lessons not only for new grads, but for everyone.
May 24, 2017
A reader wants to know if you need a real job to get real debt relief.
May 22, 2017
With self-driving cars already taking to the road, is it so far-fetched to think robots can keep you out of debt?
May 17, 2017
A reader fears for her boyfriend’s future — and her own.
May 15, 2017
The economic recovery is literally one step forward, one step back.
May 10, 2017
A reader has as much debt as income. He’s out of the country. Can he still get out of debt?
May 8, 2017
Are kids today financially smarter than previous generations?
May 3, 2017
A reader is looking for a “hack” to avoid telling his girlfriend the truth.
May 1, 2017
Caitlyn Remick knows how to dress up — and save up.
April 26, 2017
A reader and his wife are arguing about college for their son.
April 24, 2017
It’s just another manufactured holiday. It doesn’t matter. Right?
April 19, 2017
A reader wants to know how to survive “the sandwich” — without evicting his mother-in-law.
April 17, 2017
You’ll never guess what it is, because you probably haven’t heard about it yet.
April 12, 2017
A reader wonders if the letters DMP are A-OK.
April 10, 2017
Turns out you can learn a lot more when you join forces. Here are some surprising results of this new trend.
April 5, 2017
A reader thinks his identity was stolen from an urgent care center. Now what?
April 4, 2017
This month, Debt.com answers all your questions – in under a minute.
April 3, 2017
You’ve heard the term, “work smarter, not harder”? Try “work less, save more.”
March 29, 2017
This week: A reader wants to dive into the stock market and clean up. But is he making a mess?
March 27, 2017
Here are some recent news nuggets that, taken together, may make a larger point.
March 22, 2017
A reader’s husband doesn’t use half his cards. Should he keep them for emergencies or get rid of them?
March 20, 2017
How can the greatest country on Earth not be so great with its money?
March 15, 2017
A reader wants to know how Howard hires.
March 13, 2017
This is shaping up to be a bad year for data breaches, but does anyone care?
March 8, 2017
A husband and wife have competing plans for getting out of debt. Alas, both are terrible.
March 6, 2017
Debt.com’s first #MySecondChance winner was selected randomly, but she’s acting deliberately.