Paying off my debt means eating ramen all the time

How Can I Pay Off My Credit Cards Without Eating Ramen Noodles Forever?

September 20, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to pay off his credit card debt, but he also wants to eat.

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

How Do We Save For Retirement And Pay All Our Bills?

April 19, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know how to survive “the sandwich” — without evicting his mother-in-law.

Balance between budget and debt can be achieved with a credit counseling solution

Ask The Expert: What’s The Least Bad Answer?

March 8, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A husband and wife have competing plans for getting out of debt. Alas, both are terrible.

Do you pay use tax?

10 Reasons to Repair Your Credit This Tax Season

February 18, 2016 |

You don’t look forward to tax time, but it’s a great time to focus your financial efforts.

Money saving resolutions

Dvorkin On Debt: The Best Things In Life Aren’t Free…

January 11, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

…but sometimes the most important are. Here’s how to get yours.

10 stupid money mistakes

Ask The Expert: Do We Really Need A Financial Adviser?

October 14, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader thinks her husband is crazy to pay for someone to advise them when they have no money.

robots with dollar sign on their eyes

5 Debt Lessons From World Dictators

July 6, 2015 | Michael Koretzky

Rule over your credit card debt with an iron fist, without making the same mistakes these dictators did.

credit card debt free

Financial Illiteracy Month Part I: Here’s How NOT to Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt

April 1, 2015 | Brian Bienkowski

In Part 1, we teach you how to pay down credit card debt and how to avoid it in the first place.

Best bad credit card

Ask The Expert: Are There Credit Cards For Those With Bad Credit?

March 4, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This week: Everyone knows how to get a credit card when you’re debt free. But what if you’re not?

What if I stopped paying my credit cards?

Ask The Expert: I Stopped Paying My Credit Cards Last Year. What Now?

December 10, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader knows she’s in trouble, but Howard Dvorkin knows a way out.

Do debt consolidation companies work?

Ask The Expert: How Do Debt Consolidation Companies Work?

October 29, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know if they’re legit.

How to pay credit card debt faster

Ask the expert: How do I pay off my credit card debt faster?

October 15, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Before he says, “I do,” here’s what one engaged man needs to do first.

What are your debt options?

Ask the Expert: What are my debt options?

July 30, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

An Army veteran can repair a Humvee with his eyes closed but struggles with how to become debt free.

Do you need a credit card balance transfer?

Ask the Expert: How can I become debt free for free?

July 23, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A retired mom wants to pay off her debts and spend money on herself.

Smartest ways to pay off debt

The 5 dumbest and smartest ways to pay off your credit card debt

June 30, 2014 | Brian Bienkowski

Credit card use is surging once again – and so is credit card debt. Here’s what to do (and not do) about it.