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How Americans are successfully escaping debt

Debt has become a standard part of personal finance, but it doesn’t need to be. Read about helpful strategies that can help you escape debt here.

I make $115,000 as an attorney and still have student loan debt

Struggling with your student debt loan? Read about why this attorney still has student debt while earning a 6-figure salary.

7 reasons not to consolidate your student loans

Thinking about consolidating student loans? Here are a few reasons why you might be better off leaving your student loan payments as-is.

Do these 5 things now that the student loan grace period is over

The 6-month grace period is over—now it's time to start paying off your student loan debt. Consider these next steps before diving into your payments.

6 steps to successfully managing your personal finances

Trying to successfully manage your personal finances may take finesse. Follow these 6 steps for tips on saving and budgeting.

Which debt should I pay off first?

Looking for the most efficient way to pay off your debt? Having a debt management plan may be what you need to start gaining financial freedom.

You're supposed to spend less than 30% of your income on housing. We asked 8 women to see if they do.

How much house can I afford? This common question is asked by many first time homebuyers and renters; luckily The 30% Rule can help.

How my partner & I saved up for a house while paying off our debt

Saving for a house while paying off debt could be easy if you team up with your partner to help. Teaming up with your partner may help eliminate debt over time, along with successfully saving for a home.

21 ways to crush student loan debt repayment

Follow this 21-point game plan and you can be on track to pay off your student loans faster.

Are graduate programs worth the cost?

Are you thinking of a getting a graduate degree? Learn whether the finances associated with graduate programs are worth the cost.

Make this the year you get out of debt

Getting out of debt may take a sustained commitment to pay down balances and change your spending.

Ditch debt and start saving

Getting yourself out of debt requires a solid plan. Get pointers on how you can reduce your credit card or student loan debt and start saving.

How you could be using your credit cards all wrong

How do you utilize your credit cards? This article outlines ways that may show you how you could be using your credit cards incorrectly.

5 mistakes keeping you in credit card debt

Are you struggling to get out of credit card debt? These five financial mistakes may be keeping you in credit card debt. Learn how you can start to get out of credit card debt.

How to use a debt avalanche to eliminate your debt

Are you crippled by debt? Learn how you can get out of debt by using a debt avalanche.

Why being frugal doesn't always help you save

Being frugal can often be confused with saving money. Learn the difference between frugality and saving money to help you save more and budget effectively.

How to put your financial life together after a money catastrophe

Financial crises can decimate your personal finances and financial livelihood. Learn the steps that you can take to recover from a financial crisis and get your personal finances back on track.

Digging out of debt: different "shovels" for different people

Paying off debt can be a crucial part of establishing your financial independence. Learn how you can customize your strategy to pay off your debt.

5 ways to pay off your car loan faster

Paying off your car loan can feel like a lengthy process. Learn tips on how you can get out of debt and pay off your loans quickly.

5 crucial financial moves to make before you get married

Finding a partner for life is a challenge, but basic money management is perhaps a bigger challenge. Learn about these 5 financial things you should do before you get married.

Why you shouldn't consolidate your student loans

Money basics: How to prioritize debt

Between credit cards, student loans, and mortgages, there are many types of debt out there. Watch this video for three tips that can help you tackle it all. (1:55)
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