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11 Of The Weirdest Scholarships Students Can GetIn The Media Link

According to an infographic created by Debt.com, your height, name, or random hobby could translate into money towards your not-so-cheap college education.

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The Amount Of Student Loan Debt In The US Could Finance A Homestead On MarsIn The Media Link

If you’re having trouble wrapping your head around just how much a trillion is, take a look at the infographic below from debt.com, which details what you could afford if you had $1.1 trillion to spend. ( Be sure to scroll to the bottom for a surprising twist.)

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INFOGRAPHIC: WHAT YOU COULD BUY WITH THE NATION’S STUDENT LOAN DEBTIn The Media Link

Personal finance website Debt.com has released a new infographic showing exactly what you could purchase if someone owed you $1 trillion. Think iced-out Rollies and private celebrity concerts. But remember, this is just for fun. If you really do happen to inherit a large sum of money, make sure you’re responsible and continue to live within your means.

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5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Reduce Their DebtIn The Media Link

“If your budget or spending is unorganized, it will be easy to accumulate debt quickly and get in over your head. Make an outline of all of your expenses, allocate whatever amount of money is necessary in order for you to operate, and adhere to the limits that you set yourself,” says Howard Dvorkin, CPA and personal finance expert for Debt.com.

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Bill collectors calling your boss? Here’s what to doIn The Media Link

You do have rights, including the right to keep your personal finances private. “About 77 million people in the U.S. now have debts in collection, and only a fraction of them know they can limit debt collectors’ phone calls with just a few simple words,” says Howard Dvorkin, founder of personal finance advice site Debt.com and author of Power Up: Taking Charge of Your Financial Destiny.

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Average debt in collections: $6,767 in South FloridaIn The Media Link

Many South Floridians also run up bills trying to project a “successful lifestyle” amid the glitz here, said Howard Dvorkin, chairman of the Fort Lauderdale-based website Debt.com that advises people on getting out of debt. “Many tend to finance a lifestyle they can’t afford in South Florida,” Dvorkin said.

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Tips for Saving Money on Travel and Cruise VacationsIn The Media Link

But what if you want to go on a real vacation? According to Howard Dvorkin, CPA and personal finance author from Debt.com, there are 3 easy steps to planning a debt-free vacation:

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3 Money Traps of Back-to-School ShoppingIn The Media Link

Parents in one of the 16 states that offer a sales tax-free holiday weekend should also be careful not to purchase items at full price, says CPA Howard Dvorkin, an accountant and author of “Credit Hell: How to Dig Out of Debt.”

“Just because people are getting items tax-free doesn’t mean they need to forget about a shopping list, a budget, coupons or coupon codes and hunting around for the best prices,” Dvorkin says.

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