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Solid debt management skills can make or break your ability to budget. If you can’t eliminate the debt you take on, you can ruin your credit and end up facing severe financial distress. We help you take control of debt with the best techniques and latest trends for eliminating debt in the industry today.

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Do you pay use tax?

Tax Refunds Are Helping Us Save

March 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Most Americans will save their money or pay off debt with their returns.

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Even Military Families Are Cutting Back Spending

February 28, 2017 | Dori Zinn

The vast majority of middle-class military families — like commissioned officers and senior non-commissioned officers — are planning to improve their finances this year, even though they make at least $50,000.

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Tax Refunds Aren’t Getting Us Out of Debt

February 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Forty percent of American families are making thousands of dollars in medical, auto, or tax payments at some point in a year but even after paying, they’re suffering from crippling debt.

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Millennials Give Scary Answers to Silly Questions About Debt

February 20, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

The generation that will soon take over the world has yet to conquer its own financial woes.

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How to Get Married Without Going Broke

February 16, 2017 | Make Change

Weddings are expensive, but these three thrifty brides had the day of their dreams while continuing to save for happily ever after.

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8 Foolproof Steps to Get You Out of Debt Fast

February 10, 2017 | Money Talks News

Want to speed up your debt-reduction efforts? Here’s how to do so without a crash diet.

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Most of Us Fear Debt

January 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Two-thirds of young adults have an actual fear of debt, even though they plan their spending on a constant basis.

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Most Employees Don’t Get the Student Loan Help They Need

January 5, 2017 | Dori Zinn

Companies could be doing their employees a huge service if they offered some — and sometimes better — student loan repayment assistance.

Lift-Up program helps people get out of utility debt

Want Residents to Pay off Debt? Don’t Just Bill Them — Help Them

December 27, 2016 | Dori Zinn

National League of Cities gets those in debt to pay it back by giving them time, not money

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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.

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How Does Debt Affect Survivors After a Loved One’s Death?

December 13, 2016 | Money Talks News

When a loved one dies, you have a lot on your mind. Paying off debt should not be one of them.

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How Your Thought Process Affects Your Finances

November 29, 2016 | Debt.com

Knowing how you think about money can help you save more of it.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Want $1,000?

November 28, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

It doesn’t matter how you got into debt. Let’s get you out.


How The U.S. Debt Levels Stack Up Against Other Countries

November 22, 2016 | Debt.com

Hint: It’s not as bad as you think.

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10 Ways To Stay Motivated When Paying Off Debt

November 17, 2016 | Debt.com

Do you know when to be patient — and when to be angry?

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Is Household Debt Creeping Back Up To Recession Level?

November 15, 2016 | Debt.com

Here are the numbers behind what’s happening to household debt, and what they mean. You shouldn’t worry too much.

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.


Dvorkin On Debt: Who I’m Endorsing

October 31, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

It’s not a candidate. It’s an attitude.

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Dvorkin On Debt: Credit Cards Overtake Cash For The First Time Ever

October 10, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

I have very mixed feelings about this. So should you.

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Ask The Expert: Should I Marry This Guy?

August 31, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to convince her parents that her boyfriend shouldn’t be judged on his lack of money.


Asian Americans Value Money More Than the Rest of Us

August 29, 2016 | Dori Zinn

Asian Americans have a higher median personal income, believe they can retire earlier, and save more money than the general population.

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How To Train To Be An Entrepreneur

August 4, 2016 | John Rampton

Do these 5 things, and you’ll be able to deftly execute your business idea.

Credit card debt has a way of causing problems

Your Credit Score May Get a Free Boost Soon

July 13, 2016 | Dori Zinn

All three credit bureaus will soon have to cut some bad information from credit reports, which could give a huge boost to many consumers.

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.

Around the web

This Week Around The Web

January 15, 2016 | Brian Bienkowski

Memberships that save money, paying off debt, financial trouble, a $50,000 home and fighting the landlord.

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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.

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Ask The Expert: Can I Really Get Away With NOT Paying My Debts? [VIDEO]

January 6, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader thinks he’s found a loophole, and he might be right.

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Ask The Expert: Can I Really Give My Car Back to The Dealer?

August 12, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to give up his car and his loan by just driving it to the dealership and leaving it there. Can he?

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Dvorkin On Debt: Your Credit Card Is Not Your Friend

July 27, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

It’s your business partner. So you need to set aside all emotions when it comes time to sever the relationship.

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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Hide From Your Debt

July 21, 2015 | Debt.com

Hint: You can climb out of debt quicker and less painfully if you do it NOW.

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The 10 Best Companies That Will Pay For Your College

May 18, 2015 | Jess Miller

These days, “tuition assistance” is a popular perk. Find out which companies are legit when it comes to paying your loans.

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The Three Weirdest Ways To Pay Off Your Student Loan Debt

May 7, 2015 | Jess Miller

You’ve got crippling student loan debt. So become a sugar baby or join the Army — that’s what these grads did.

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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.

Debt-to-income Ratio

Ask The Expert: Can You Explain “Debt-To-Income Ratio” in Plain English?

April 22, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader wants to know why it’s so hard for financial experts to speak plainly.

America Saves

America Saves, But Not Equally

April 13, 2015 | Jess Miller

Believe it or not, your sex determines what and how much you save.

secret to getting out of debt

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.

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Get Out of Debt Guy: Are My Student Loans Hopeless?

March 27, 2015 | Steve Rhode

And another reader wants to know if she use a credit card or a debit card.

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Always Use Protection

March 2, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

This is an especially good week to talk about being safe — with your money and identity.

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Meet The Teen Whiz Who Invented A Free Credit Calculator

February 3, 2015 | Jess Miller

15-year-old Antonio Ferris wants to help people avoid credit card debt. What better way than with an app?

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Why Low Gas Prices Might Not Help You Get Out Of Debt

January 26, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

In fact, in my experience, low prices can actually drive you further into debt.

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My Last New Year’s Resolution Article Of 2015

January 19, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

It’s the middle of January already. This is it for wrapping financial advice around the turning of the calendar.

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A New Year With The Same Big Problem — And Solutions

January 12, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Student loan debt isn’t new, but then again, neither are the proven solutions.

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Infographic: Your New Year’s Resolution To Get Out Of Debt Just Got Easier

December 29, 2014 | Jess Miller

New Years’ resolutions usually end in failure. Here’s how to keep yours and become financially free in 2015.

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This Poll Is Wrong: Debt Is NOT Forever

December 29, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A new survey raises more questions than it answers.

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3 Huge Debt Mistakes I Wish I Never Made

December 1, 2014 | Tahnya Kristina

I’m a financial planner, yet I couldn’t control my own finances and ended up in thousands of dollars of debt.

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?

Debt after death

What happens to debt after death?

September 25, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

A life insurance company wants to remind you some debts don’t get buried when you do.


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.

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The 5 easiest tech tricks for overcoming your fear of money

September 15, 2014 | Jess Miller

Think managing money is scary? Technology can give you courage — or at least peace of mind.

You might not like my best free debt advice

Ask the expert: What’s the absolute best free debt advice?

September 3, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

You might not like the answer. This husband sure doesn’t seem to.