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.

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Ask the Expert: Are Debt Management Plans Legit?

April 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wonders if the letters DMP are A-OK.

Find the right way out of debt

4 Things That Can Be Learned From China’s Debt Crisis

November 10, 2016 | Debt.com

Learn these lessons and you can save more than China does.

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6 Ways To Successfully Get Out Of Debt

October 19, 2016 | Debt.com

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 Deal With $120,000 In Student Loans?

March 23, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is embarrassed she ran up this much debt – as a finance and accounting major.

Dealing with bankruptcy and credit card debt

Persels and Associates Was Supposed to Take Care of My Debt

January 21, 2016 | Steve Rhode

A reader calls one company for debt consolidation but gets sent to another — which lets him down.

What to make of new student loan proposals?

Ask The Expert: Why Can My Girlfriend Get Her Student Loans Fixed And I Can’t?

July 29, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know why student loan consolidation won’t work for him, but it does for her.

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Dvorkin on Debt: What Dentists And Debt Have In Common

July 13, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

And no, it’s not that both are painful – although they can be if you don’t take care of yourself.

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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Ask The Expert: How To Negotiate Credit Card Debt

January 28, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know if she can haggle to reduce her credit card debt.

Debt consolidation

Ask The Expert: Is Debt Consolidation Bad For My Credit?

January 14, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader worries his debt-relief options will hurt more than they’ll help.

Does debt consolidation work?

Ask the Expert: What Are The Pros and Cons Of Debt Consolidation?

November 5, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A suspicious reader wants to know if he really needs professional help. He might not.

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.

The average student loan debt

Ask the expert: What is the average student loan debt?

September 24, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know if he’s a typical student loan sufferer.

Should you get out of debt fast or safely?

Ask the expert: Can I get out of debt FAST?

August 6, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A couple argues about how they should pay off their debts: slow and steady or all at once.

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.