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Americans Have Credit Card Debt. A Lot of It.

American’s Average Credit Card Debt: How Do You Measure Up?  Despite minor growth in household income levels over the past few years, Americans are still largely burdened by consumer debt. This is by and large due to student loans, mortgage and of course, credit card debt.  According to the Wall…
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Making minimum payments on your credit card is like treading water.

The Real Cost of Making Minimum Payments on Your Credit Cards Like any rational consumer, minimizing loss and maximizing gains is the ultimate goal for your finances. A credit card can easily give you a false sense of security, emboldening you to spend when you should be saving. A creditor…
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The High Interest Debt Trap: Minimum Payments for Life.

High interest debt is great for your creditors, but not for you. Once a month your credit card bill shows up. Depending on if you have this cost covered in your budget, sometimes it’s a surprise. Consumers have shifted over the years to using credit cards as cash; accounting for…
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November 21, 2019
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Manage Your Money With These 10 Simple Tips.

Manage your money, before your money manages you. For many, the thought of mastering money management invokes fears of math, organization, and responsibility. When we’re children, there’s no concern about how to manage our money. But as our lives grow, so do our responsibilities. With each new year comes new…
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September 16, 2019