Millennials and Credit Card Debt [9 Myths That Hold You Back]
Most Millennials do not feel confident in their ability to repay credit card debt. Are you part of this group? Don’t let your stress or lack of understanding be an obstacle; instead, embrace your misconceptions and learn where to go from here. Below is a list of myths about debt and advice from over 20 financial experts.
Personal loan vs. line of credit: Which is better for you?
For many people, there comes a time when you need to borrow money to cover your expenses. Maybe you're financing a major home renovation, covering medical costs, or sending a child to college. Whatever the case, a personal loan and line of credit are two options that can give you the money you need.
Ultimate Debt Settlement Guide
Are you overwhelmed with debt and want to be debt-free as soon as possible? If so, then debt settlement might be the right option for you. This debt solution lets you to become debt-free by negotiating with creditors to forgive part of your debt. Debt settlement does carry some risks. Here's what to know about this debt solution.
Gena Lofton Podcast - Interview with DebtMD CEO, James Lambridis
I love debt. I am the queen of debt but the debt that I like is mortgage debt, which is a different type of debt and I call that the good debt. James is here to help us understand how to get rid of the bad debt. Because you can't get into the good debt that I have, unless you actually tackle bad debt.
Ultimate Debt Consolidation Guide
Debt can strain your finances. It can make your day-to-day more difficult. Finding the best way out of debt is the first step to gaining control of your finances. While debt consolidation can sound like an odd idea — why would you take on new debt to get out of current debt? — it can be a good strategy for some.
Tips for Avoiding Credit Repair Scams
As someone who’s working to pay off significant credit card balances, as well as student loan debt, there’s rarely a week that goes by when I don’t receive some sort of debt relief marketing.I often find myself flummoxed by the increasingly creative ways that these companies find to get their message in front of me. In addition to emails and filling my real mailbox with offers, I’ve even received robocalls and text messages.While I’m sure I’m not alone in receiving this steady stream of advertising, I have become increasingly concerned with how one might actually attempt to sort through all of these offers to find truly legitimate assistance and not fall prey to scams designed to sink already vulnerable people further into debt.
74 Million Americans Have More Credit Card Debt Than Savings: What to Do If You’re One of Them
America’s compulsion for credit card spending appears to be reaching entirely new heights. A recent report from Bankrate found that a staggering 74 million Americans now have more credit card debt than emergency savings, which is the highest that figure has been in nine years. Looked at another way, only 44% of American households have more emergency savings than credit card debt, according to the same report. That’s the lowest that savings-to-debt ratio has been in nine years.
How Does an Introductory APR Work?
You know you're supposed to pay off your entire credit card balance every month. But that's not always possible. Whether you have credit card debt built up that's costing you interest each month or you plan to make a big-ticket purchase you can't afford to pay off right away, an introductory APR can help you save money.
The Surprising Reason You Should Cut Your Rewards Card Into Tiny Pieces
If you're looking for a reason to cut your rewards card to smithereens, talk to Patricia Newman. She contacted me after signing up for a United MileagePlus credit card, paying an annual fee and spending money like a sailor in the hopes that she could earn a "free" trip to Italy.