We all have our debt limits. Here’s how to know when you’ve reached yours.
Separating from your spouse means splitting up your finances – debt and all.
Should you save for retirement or get out of debt? It depends on your circumstances. Money Girl answers a listener question and provides a five-step guide to help you prioritize your precious financial resources.
Pay up what you owe now to enjoy your golden years later.
We all want our big day to be unique – even if it’ll cost us as much as a luxury car.
You don’t have to suffer for years at that soul-killing job just because you’re paying down debt.
Because let’s face it – those aren’t relevant anymore.
All of them work. Which one is best for you?
Yes, you should think hard about what to do with this extra money.
Positive thinking is part of the strategy of paying it down.
Getting out of debt isn’t easy, but will bring you many forms of relief.
These proven strategies can help you get back on track if you’re ready to take the next step.
Debt isn’t bad for new businesses, but too many entrepreneurs use it wrong.
If you paid off your debt once, only to run up twice as much later, don’t be too hard on yourself. You can still learn from your mistakes.
If you dig a little deeper into your fixed expenses, you may find they’re not so fixed after all.
Have debt worries? Here is how to avoid being swindled.
It’s time to get out of debt and stop living paycheck to paycheck!
Student loans are easy to get, but hard to understand, and even harder to repay.
Even if you’re not struggling to stay afloat, you’re still missing out.
Credit card use is surging once again – and so is credit card debt. Here’s what to do (and not do) about it.
I ask 5 experts, and the answers seldom have to do with money.
Broke people can pay off debt, it’s just a little trickier.
I asked some of the best personal finance experts. Here’s how they answered.
Experts say there’s a definite relationship between debt and depression. But we don’t like talking about either one.
It’s hard to spend $13.2 trillion. Here are a few ways you can do it.
Here’s a look at some celebrities with millions of fans, and millions in debt.
Credit card debt can be extremely stressful. In the fourth quarter of 2018, the average American held more than $8,788 in credit card debt, according to a recent WalletHub study. And the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s research indicates that that number is likely to keep growing. When numbers reach that high, or even higher, it […]
Customizing a summer side hustle is almost as easy as sipping a big glass of lemonade.
Using scissors, needles, and pie tins, you can earn lots of extra cash.
Just because everyone else is in debt doesn’t mean you have to spend your life paying creditors.
He also paid it all off — but it cost him some memories.
This spooky map looks at how long it takes to pay off the typical credit card debt in every state.
Now he teaches students and his former coworkers about personal finance.
She stopped making excuses and started her own financial and personal revival.
Our favorite answer: Marrying the wrong person.
They remind the My Family On a Budget writer of his money mistakes.
What are back taxes? Back taxes are any taxes that you owe that remain unpaid after the year that they are due. Basically, if you let an entire filing year go by without paying the IRS what you owe, it’s considered “back taxes.” It’s important to note that even taxes you don’t pay within a […]
This month, Debt.com answers all your questions – in under a minute.
Yes, one of the options involves blood and sperm.
When you want to consolidate unpaid tax debt from multiple years into a single repayment plan, you typically use an installment agreement (IA). We explain how this differs from credit card and student loan consolidation and how it works.
Debt can not only ruin your life, it can kill you.
We help you understand the four key concerns in effective personal finance and money management that seniors need to know for a comfortable retirement.
While total tax debt forgiveness is a bit of a myth, there ARE relief options you can use to reduce or eliminate your liability on unpaid tax debt.
If you’re married filing jointly and your spouse doesn’t pay the IRS, then you could find yourself on the hook for that tax debt unless you take these steps.
Avoid the placement of a tax lien by seeking resolution.
Even if you don’t file a tax return, the IRS can still find you from data they collect from third-party bank and credit info.
Levies allow the IRS to take money directly out of your bank accounts to cover unpaid tax debt. Learn how to protect your cash flow from levies.
This page provides answers to the most common tax questions we receive. All answers are provided by Debt.com’s resident tax expert, Jacob Dayan. If you still have questions, head over to our Ask the Expert section to get the answer you need. Please note: If you’re having trouble with your taxes, almost every situation is […]
If you can’t pay back tax debt due to financial hardship, an Offer in Compromise (OIC) allows you to reduce debt in a way that won’t hurt your outlook.