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.

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.

Man sitting in home office, reading letter and felling worried. With one hand holding letter and with other hes forehead

Can The United States Help Me Get Out Of Debt When I’m Abroad?

May 10, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader has as much debt as income. He’s out of the country. Can he still get out of debt?

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.

debt management plan

Ask the Expert: Are Debt Management Plans Legit?

April 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

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

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.

should I save or invest

Ask Howard: Is It Better to Save or Invest?

March 1, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader who just got out of a decade’s worth of debt wants to know what to do with her sudden surplus.


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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Dvorkin on Debt: Your Holiday Debt Hangover Has Arrived

January 25, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

It may not be just a hangover. It might be a disease. Here’s the cure.

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.

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.

student loan deferment

Ask the Expert: Help! I Have A Deferment Dilemma!

June 17, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is panicked because her break from paying student loans is coming to an end.

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.

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's too much credit card debt?

Ask the expert: How much is too much credit card debt?

October 8, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader earns a lot but spends a lot. When should she decide enough is too much?

America Saves Week

The debt riddle

September 8, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

If Americans are working harder than ever, how can they be more in debt than ever?

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.