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How to Bounce Back from a Maxed-Out Budget

How to Bounce Back from a Maxed-Out Budget

Muscling through a period that requires great discipline – whether it’s sticking to a healthy eating plan or a budget – is sometimes followed by an itch to throw all previously agreed upon rules out the window. Let’s look at a hypothetical example. After putting a...

Why It’s so Hard to Pay Off Debt and What You Can Do About It

Why It’s so Hard to Pay Off Debt and What You Can Do About It

Getting into debt can happen almost without thought or effort. It’s so easy to convince ourselves that we need the latest and greatest of everything, from smartphones and tablets to clothes and even cars and homes. In a culture that is so driven by consumerism, it’s...

Can Poor Credit Affect My Job Search?

Can Poor Credit Affect My Job Search?

You spend hours perfecting your resume and cover letter for your dream job. The interview goes smoothly and the employer wants to offer you the position. But there’s one more hurdle to pass: the background check, which includes a credit screening. To your surprise,...

4 Mistakes You Should NEVER Make with Debt

4 Mistakes You Should NEVER Make with Debt

Okay, so you have debt. It’s frustrating, sure, but it’s not the end of the world. Millions of people are in the same boat right now, and many of them are steadily working their way toward being debt free. You can do it too. No matter how you got into debt, you can...

How to Get Through the Tough Financial Times

How to Get Through the Tough Financial Times

We all have to go through the tough financial times at one point or another. And the better prepared you are, the less painful it will be to endure. However, this doesn’t make it any easier when you feel like you’re being crushed by financial problems. Here are tips...