Credit cards are at the root of most national discussions about debt and financial security. Whether you carry a balance from month to month or always pay your credit card in full, using it as a cash management tool, most Americans would like to reduce their reliance on credit cards. Find out why we keep buying on credit and what lessons we can learn to lead more productive financial lives.
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While it is typically not the American dream to get into debt, it can be a dream come true to finally dig yourself out of debt. Learn three ways that Americans may be able to beat the debt monster once and for all. The three areas include a mortgage refinance, credit card balance transfers and paying off federal student loans.
Ninety percent of marriages that end in divorce fail, at least in part, because of money problems. Now, there is a TV show on CNBC called “Til Debt Do Us Part” that helps couples in financial crisis get their financial lives in order. Find out what kind of money troubles this show tackles and what lessons we can all learn from the experiences of couples highlighted there.
New credit card rules went into effect in 2010, requiring that your monthly credit card statement include important information about how long it will take you to get out of debt if you only pay the minimum payment and what payment you need to make to become debt-free in three years. We show you how to use this information to your advantage to help you come up with an actionable “get out of debt plan” for the next three years.