At 30 years old – earning less than $40,000 a year – I did it myself. But this advice can help anyone.
Joe Pye started writing about debt and personal finance five years ago while attending Florida Atlantic University, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the student-run newspaper, the University Press.
Before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism, Pye placed as a finalist for the Mark of Excellence award by the Society of Professional Journalists Region 3 for feature writing and in-depth reporting. In 2021, Pye earned First Place in the Green Eyeshade awards for “Best Blog” for his side-project BrowardBeer.com.
Since taking a full-time position as associate editor at Debt.com in 2018, Pye has become a certified debt management professional who’s applied what he’s learned to his personal life by paying down more than $22,000 worth of combined credit card, student loan, auto and tax debt in less than two years.
Young and naive, I didn’t understand how interest charges worked and paid more than necessary for one semester of classes.
A new study shows most plan to spend $200 more this year than last.
A study finds more are worried now than this same time last year.
A new study shows both groups are stressed over inflation and a looming recession.
A new study says a combination of rising tuition and inflation is the root cause.
A new study shows credit card debt is surging and borrowers are barely paying it down.
Recent studies show more Americans are budgeting to pay cash for their summer travel plans.
More than two years into the global health crisis and many are still blowing through their savings.
A new survey shows many Americans may have an undiagnosed medical condition.