Month: June 2014

How to Build a $1,000 Emergency Fund in 10 Months

Do you have $1,000 set aside for emergencies? If you already do, you could probably use another $1,000 in that emergency fund. Experts recommend keeping, at least, three months expenses in a reliable, liquid account – though even an extra $1,000 can be a life-saver. But finding $1,000 to save isn’t always easy. That’s why we’ve […]

Continue Reading

Credit Card Debt Calculator and How to Pay Off Debt

You can always count on interest accumulating if you carry a balance every month on your credit cards. Sure, you may still have a month or two of “free interest” left on that credit card you signed up for, but when that promotion ends, what happens then? You get hit with some charges and fees […]

Continue Reading

Paying Off Student Loans

Student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt in 2014. Student debt has now crossed the $1 Trillion mark and will probably continue to rise quickly unless the government understands its implications on the US economic growth and takes action to mitigate the problem. The graduating class of 2014 is the most indebted, with roughly […]

Continue Reading

Choosing a Debt and Credit Counseling Service

Have the bills been piling up, and you don’t know where to turn? You need a credit or debt counselor to steer you in the right direction. Most credit counselors with a good reputation are non-profit organizations and offer their services through local branches, online and over the phone, says the Federal Trade Commission. What to […]

Continue Reading

What Is A Debt Management Plan?

We get this question a lot from individuals who are battling debt problems. So we figured that we’d give everyone a fairly in-depth and detailed explanation of what a Debt Management Plan (DMP) really is. The Wikipedia definition is very broad and general, but it states: “A debt management plan is a formal agreement between a debtor […]

Continue Reading