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Expenses you shouldn’t place on your credit card

If 2020 is going to be the year you get your credit card debt under control, it's essential to look at just what expenses you're using your cards for. These days, we can use credit cards to pay for just about everything. However, it's not wise to do that. When you...

How to spend less this holiday season

If you're already dealing with credit card debt, this can be a frightening time of year. Virtually every time you log on to your computer or turn on the TV, you're inundated with ads for everything from pet toys to luxury cars. So how do you avoid going into the new...

Two popular methods for paying off credit card debt

What's the best strategy for paying off (or at least significantly paying down) credit card debt on multiple cards? Where do you start? Two popular strategies are the "avalanche method" and the "snowball method." Let's look at how these two winter-themed methods work...

Why do millennials have so much credit card debt?

If you're in your 20s or 30s and dealing with a significant amount of credit card debt, you're not alone. A study just published by Morning Consult and Business Insider found that over 51% of millennials (defined as people between 23 and 38) have credit card debt. The...

Tips for decreasing online shopping temptations

These days, you can purchase just about anything online from the comfort of your bed, sofa or anywhere you happen to be. You don't even need your computer. Just a few taps on your phone can get a package delivered the following day from Amazon. The ease of online...

What happens if you die in debt?

Many people feel like they'll be in debt until they die. Indeed, nearly 75 percent of people die with some debt. Let's look at what happens to your debt when you're no longer around. A person's debts need to be paid from their estate before any of their assets can be...

Why can paying off a debt lower your credit score?

If you've got a significant amount of debt, paying off even one of those debts can seem like (and indeed is) a big accomplishment. Whether you've finally paid off a credit card, a car loan or something even larger like your mortgage, you might expect your credit score...

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