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Is Debt Management Or Debt Settlement Better For Me?

December 6, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is deep in debt, but one plan is better than the others.

A baby boomer man stands at a sunny window contemplating his retirement plans

Baby Boomers Fear 2007 Financial Crisis Ruined Their Retirement Plans

September 19, 2017 | Ryan Lynch

Over three-fourths of the generation feel they will have no savings for their post-work life

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How Can I Stop Sweating About My HVAC Loan?

July 19, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader declared bankruptcy, but her air conditioning unit is the real problem now.

You can buy a car from a dealership even if you recently declared bankruptcy

Will Bankruptcy Keep Me From Buying A Car?

June 28, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader went bankrupt, and now years later, she needs a new set of wheels.

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Ask The Expert: Declare Bankruptcy Before Or After My Wedding? [video]

January 18, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: A couple wants a clean slate, but are they mucking up their nuptials?

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Ask The Expert: How Do I Get Out Of My Title Loan?

December 21, 2016 | Steve Rhode

A reader wants to know how he can keep his car. Sadly, he can’t. But he has an option.

Get a helping hand with debt problems

5 Ways to Handle Expired Debt

November 1, 2016 |

All of them work. Which one is best for you?


6 Ways To Successfully Get Out Of Debt

October 19, 2016 |

These proven strategies can help you get back on track if you’re ready to take the next step.

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Ask The Expert: How Do I Get My Paycheck Back?

September 14, 2016 | Steve Rhode

Payday loans are crushing a reader’s future. Her options are few but powerful.

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Ask The Expert: How Can I Get Off The Payday Loan Merry-Go-Round?

August 3, 2016 | Steve Rhode

A reader needs help getting his paycheck and his life back. Our guest expert Steve Rhode has the solution.

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Ask The Expert: Can I Just Stop My Car Payments And Buy Another Car?

July 27, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader thinks she can switch cars with no black mark on her credit. The answer is even simpler than she thinks.

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Do You Have What It Takes to Bankrupt Your Student Loans?

May 19, 2016 |

Expert Bob Preston tells you how, but be warned: It’s not easy.

If the paperwork from your school loan servicers has you grabbing your hair, you may need assistance with student loan debt

Get Out Of Debt Guy: No Way I Can Afford My Private Student Loans. What Can I Do?

December 31, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader needs a way out — and there may be one. Or more.

Dealing with bankruptcy and credit card debt

Get Out Of Debt Guy: I’m About to Lose Everything. Help!

June 25, 2015 | Steve Rhode

all can be overcome when the balance of income and expenses is adjusted in your favor.

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Get Out Of Debt Guy: Can You Discharge Private Student Loans In Bankruptcy?

May 1, 2015 | Steve Rhode

Common wisdom on this topic isn’t very wise. Here are the facts.

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Get Out of Debt Guy: Is There Hope for Us In Bankruptcy?

April 24, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader with $80,000 in credit card debt is looking for a way out, and wants to know whether bankruptcy will solve his problems.

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Get Out of Debt Guy: What’s the Secret to Getting Out of Debt?

April 10, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader wants to know the magic formula. Here’s a hint: It doesn’t require magic at all.

A couple looks at their finances and struggles to decide if they should pay bills like credit cards or save for retirement

Get Out of Debt Guy: I Can’t Pay My Bills. What Can I Do?

April 3, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader’s debts are ruining his life. He thinks it’s hopeless. Here’s why it’s not.

What do Bill Gates and Donald Trump have in common?

Ask The Expert: What Do Charles Schwab, Bill Gates, and Donald Trump Have In Common?

February 18, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: A reader tries to stump Howard Dvorkin.

Martha Stewart’s net worth

A graphic look at celebrity debt

September 25, 2014 | Jess Miller

You know these names — but we bet you didn’t know about their debts.

Dealing with bankruptcy and credit card debt

Ask the expert: Do bankruptcy and credit card debt mix?

September 17, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Is bankruptcy the fastest way to pay off credit card debt?

A mortgage is good debt. Credit cards can be, too, if used properly.

How to go into debt the right way

April 21, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

I come not to bury debt, but to praise it. Here’s how good debt can improve your life and put a smile on your face.