The interest rates attached to the various debts you hold can make or break your budget and ability to manage your debt effectively. From high rates to things like variable interest and hybrid rates, there is plenty you need to know if you want to be a savvy borrower. Debt.com has the latest news and trends to help you understand how interest is impacting your debts today.
November 7, 2017 | Deb Hipp
Debt doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Here’s how to tunnel your way out.
October 19, 2017 | Michael Koretzky
The Fed Chair’s latest speech signals good times – and maybe higher interest rates.
October 9, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
This spooky map looks at how long it takes to pay off the typical credit card debt in every state.
October 4, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Customer satisfaction for credit cards is increasing, but when broken down by age, Americans younger than 40 aren’t as happy as their older peers.
September 20, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to pay off his credit card debt, but he also wants to eat.
August 9, 2017 | Michelle Bryan
When it comes to credit cards, even good answers have bad elements lying just beneath the surface.
July 6, 2017 | Jason Steele
Sounds weird, but there’s a credit card that doesn’t feel like making money off you.
June 28, 2017 | Dori Zinn
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is asking retail credit card companies to end deferred interest card offers since many consumers don’t actually know what that means.
June 26, 2017 | Dori Zinn
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants you to avoid falling into the trap of promotional credit card offers.
June 8, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Consumers are paying much more in cash advances than what they take out. Here’s a breakdown of the costs.
May 3, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is looking for a “hack” to avoid telling his girlfriend the truth.
April 19, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to know how to survive “the sandwich” — without evicting his mother-in-law.
April 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wonders if the letters DMP are A-OK.
April 4, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
This month, Debt.com answers all your questions – in under a minute.
March 30, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
It depends on whether you have debt, and what kind. If you’re rich, it’s strictly good news.
March 8, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A husband and wife have competing plans for getting out of debt. Alas, both are terrible.
March 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn
If you were looking to purchase a house this year, you may not be able to afford it.
February 1, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
This week: How Trump, gold bullion, and credit cards don’t mix.
August 23, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Subprime credit card issuers are creating hundreds of dollars in unnecessary fees every month for potential cardholders, meaning they could be in debt for longer.
August 18, 2016 | Dori Zinn
The credit cards we use aren’t actually the best ones for us. In fact, they’re mostly wrong.
July 27, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
American voters want the presidential candidates to acknowledge the housing crisis, or risk losing their vote
June 23, 2016 | John Rampton
Here are seven proven techniques.
December 23, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is fed up with hearing about the Federal Reserve and its rate hike.
October 22, 2015 | Debt.com
If you don’t know about The Fed, here’s just enough information for you to prosper.
May 19, 2015 | Jason Steele
This ridiculous fee cost you big, even though it didn’t cost your credit card company anything.
March 24, 2015 | Jess Miller
They’re easy to get, but hard to understand, and even harder to repay. Fortunately, there’s help.
December 31, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is disgusted at the painfully low rates his bank is offering.
November 25, 2014 | Jess Miller
Where credit cards get sneaky, and what you can do to avoid their hidden costs.
September 30, 2014 | Jess Miller
You probably know you’ll pay more if you have bad credit. But you didn’t know how much till now.
June 4, 2014 | Jason Steele
Credit card debt? Consider a zero-percent APR promotional financing offer.
May 8, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
Congress has raised student loan interest rates, but one U.S. Senator has a fresh idea to lower them.