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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Here's how to buy a house when you have student loan debt

You have student debt? You can still buy a house. Here are 8 ways to maximize your chance of buying your dream home even with student debt.

Financial Tips from Personal Finance Journalist Jean Chatzky

Take the guesswork out of managing your money. Follow these 4 short and sweet rules from money guru Jean Chatzky to help you make better decisions with your finances.

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.

Should you go back to school?

Before you make the commitment to go back to school, you should first understand why you want to further your education. Read here for guidance on helping you decide if going back to school is the right choice.

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.

College graduates: How to financially survive your 20s

Financial planning is difficult for college graduates just starting to establish financial independence. This article outlines how to financially plan and survive your 20s as a post-graduate.

Why you shouldn't consolidate your student loans

Split Decisions: Student debt or retirement

When you only have so much money to go around, do you use it to pay down your student loan debt or add to your retirement fund? Money guru Jean Chatzky has your answer. See her advice. (2:28)

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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