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Bye Bye Credit Debt

My last credit debt update was July 4th 2015, so in that post I had written about freezing my one big credit card literally well it didn’t last long and I had given it to my mother to hold on to it for me. 353 more words

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Netflix Owes $11 Billion in Content Costs, and Someone has to Pay

Netflix has released its annual report for 2015, revealing just how much money the streaming video giant now owes to the media companies from which it licenses movies and TV shows.  615 more words

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Borrowing your way out of debt - another fatal financial misconception

Exchanging one form of debt for another is a fatal financial decision.  You cannot borrow your way out of debt, period.

I just heard another commercial from an area mortgage lender encouraging home owners to refinance their homes and take out equity to payoff credit card debt. 

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Credit Card Offers: How to Separate the Best from the Rest

You know what it’s like: You go to your mailbox or email inbox and see a credit card offer that looks enticing, but without reading the fine print you can’t be sure if it’s one to consider. 648 more words

Credit & Debt

It's a Money Thing: Loan Basics

Loans help finance some of our biggest goals in life. They can provide access to possibilities that we can’t afford upfront—possibilities like going to school, buying a home or starting a business (to name just a few).

Credit & Debt

It's a Money Thing: Boost Your Credit Score

Credit scores are an area of personal finance that seem a lot more mysterious than they actually are. Many people believe that improving them is a matter of trial and error and, as a result, there’s a lot of “credit score advice” floating around that can end up doing more harm than good. 11 more words

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SavvyMoney Minute: Are You a Smart Borrower?

Can borrowing save you money? Smart borrowing can. The difference between a so-so interest rate and a good one can mean thousands of dollars in your pocket, whether you’re financing a home, buying a car, or opening a credit card. 8 more words