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Are You Paying the Wrong Debt First?

June 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn

We’re paying off unsecured personal loans faster than auto loans, mortgages, and credit cards and we probably shouldn’t be.

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10 Songs About Debt That Aren’t by The Beatles, ABBA or Pink Floyd

April 3, 2017 | Emily Bloch

Because let’s face it — those aren’t relevant anymore

Business credit cards are for everyone

3 Little But Fascinating Financial Facts

March 27, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

Here are some recent news nuggets that, taken together, may make a larger point.

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.

Today's debt report

8 Reasons Why You Don’t Have An Emergency Fund

January 19, 2017 | Dollar Stretcher

Are any of them reasonable?

Businesses try to reward employees with Martin Luther King Day off, but for many it means time to focus on their side hustle

Ask The Expert: When Does A Small Business Become A Big Problem?

October 19, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A mother has the money to lend her daughter for a jewelry business, but she’s not sure it’s a good idea.

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The 3 Golden Rules Of Lending To Friends And Family

November 24, 2015 | Money Talks News

Getting together with family during the holidays? Here’s what to say when a relative hits you up for a loan.

Find the right debt consolidation loan

5 Upsides of a Personal Loan

October 1, 2015 |

Personal loans can be dangerous if you’re not careful, but they can be helpful if you are.

The Secret To A Successful Marriage: Separate But Equal Cash -

Ask The Expert: Which Friend SHOULDN’T I Lend Money To?

September 16, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader is torn between her boyfriend and best friend.

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Where Can I Find Personal Loans with Bad Credit?

September 15, 2015 |

You can get a loan, but there’s a catch.

Debt-free living is easy if you start off right

Ask The Expert: Should I Loan My Best Friend $10,000 For Her Credit Cards?

September 2, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader inherited some money. Now her high-school pal wants a loan.

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Get Out Of Debt Guy: The Hospital Turned Me Over to Collections. Can They Do That?

May 22, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader wants to know how much getting sick really costs.

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Pew report reveals online lending is risky business

October 3, 2014 | Jess Miller

The study found rampant fraud and abuse in online payday loans.'s founder and CPA Howard Dvorkin

How to give your adult children money – the right way

September 29, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

You can teach your sons and daughters about money, even after they’re all grown up.

Capitol Hill under a blue sky as Congress debates a student loan program

Rating Congress’ new debt bill: 14 things (good and bad) you gotta know

September 11, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

A California congresswoman has a dozen ideas for easing your debt stress. But will they work?

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Ask the Expert: Should I take out loans to pay off credit card debt?

August 20, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

An impatient husband wants to know how to pay off credit cards fast, but his wife says, “Slow down!”