All articles tagged: “Debt”

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How to Calculate Debt-to-Income Ratio (DTI) & What It Means

How to Calculate Debt-to-Income Ratio

Your debt-to-income (DTI) ratio is a factor that lenders use in determining whether you’re a good risk for a loan.... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 4/4/16

Blog

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Credit Karma Spreads Debt Awareness With “My Money Story” & Helps Rewrite Financial Journeys

Credit Karma Spreads Debt Awareness With "My Money Story"

In a nutshell: Credit Karma encourages debt discussions with its latest #MyMoneyStory campaign, an initiative to... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 11/10/15

Blog

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What “Game of Thrones” Can Teach Us About Debt

What “Game of Thrones” Can Teach Us About Debt

As anyone who has read “Game of Thrones” or watched its popular HBO adaptation can tell you, this is a story that... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 5/8/15

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The Smart Ways to Stay Out of Debt

The Smart Ways to Stay Out of Debt

Getting over your head in debt was a mistake. Now that you fixed that problem, what’s next? First, look back and... read more »

Bill Stanley

By: Bill Stanley • 12/30/14

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What to Do When Your Income Doesn’t Cover Your Debt

What to Do When Your Income Doesn’t Cover Your Debt

It’s a problem faced by a lot of working Americans lately: You’ve taken on more debt than your current income can... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 12/1/14

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The ClearPoint Credit Counseling Approach to Debt Management

The ClearPoint Credit Counseling Approach to Debt Management

In a nutshell: ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions is a nonprofit organization with a 50-year legacy that helps... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 10/14/14

Guide

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How to Man (Woman) Up When it Comes to Your Debt

How to Man (Woman) Up When it Comes to Your Debt

You can’t begin to make major life changes until you are willing to accept responsibility that everything that... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 10/1/14

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5 Shocking Stories of Debt & Desperation

5 Shocking Stories of Debt & Desperation

Most of us will endure financial struggles at some point in our lives and come out on the other side, but debt can... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 6/26/14

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Death and Debt: 6 Things You Need to Know

Death and Debt: 6 Things You Need to Know

Dying with significant debt is worse than living with significant debt. When lawyers start showing up, it puts an... read more »

Bill Stanley

By: Bill Stanley • 6/3/14

Study

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NY Fed: Household Debt Up 3rd Straight Quarter

NY Fed: Household Debt Up 3rd Straight Quarter

While many Americans continue to repair their finances following the Great Recession, the overall amount of... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 5/26/14

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Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems: Tales of Celebrity Debt

Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems: Tales of Celebrity Debt

There’s a fabulously fun site called celebritynetworth.com, where you can search the net worth, salaries and... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 5/20/14

Study

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Study: Average Consumer Has $27,000 Worth of Debt

Study: Average Consumer Has $27,000 Worth of Debt

Americans know all about consumer debt – sometimes it seems like we almost invented it. But the fact is our... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 3/17/14

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More Seniors are Carrying More Debt

More Seniors are Carrying More Debt

According to a new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis, Americans aged 65 and older are carrying... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 2/20/14

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Millennials Struggle the Most with Debt Management

Millennials Struggle the Most with Debt Management

It may be no surprise to those between the ages of 19 and 29 (the so-called Millennial Generation) that a recent... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 1/16/14

Study

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Non-Mortgage Debt Continues to Rise

Non-Mortgage Debt Continues to Rise

The American and Canadian economies have always been pretty closely tied to each other. For this reason, it should... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 12/23/13

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5 Ways to Keep Debt From Turning You Into a Scrooge

5 Ways to Keep Debt From Turning You Into a Scrooge

It’s the holiday season and you can feel the flurry of activity as we merrily cross off gift items from our... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 12/21/13

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3 Ways to Avoid Holiday Debt

3 Ways to Avoid Holiday Debt

It is nearly impossible to miss the Black Friday frenzy that kicks off the winter holiday shopping season. Every... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 12/11/13

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Pros and Cons of Using the Debt Snowball Method

Pros and Cons of Using the Debt Snowball Method

Repaying multiple loans, whether from irresponsible credit card use or a costly graduate education, can get... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 12/3/13

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How to Keep Your Head Above Water When in Debt

How to Keep Your Head Above Water When in Debt

Being deep in debt can feel a lot like drowning. The anxiety can feel like physical pressure and can make it hard... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 11/26/13

Guide

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How to Keep Your Debt from Spiraling Out of Control

How to Keep Your Debt from Spiraling Out of Control

If you are struggling with debt, it is important to take control of your situation right away. Otherwise, your debt... read more »

David Andrew

By: David Andrew • 9/17/13

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High Amounts of Debt Linked to Health Hazards for Young People

High Amounts of Debt Linked to Health Hazards for Young People

Too much debt is more than just a financial issue. According to a study from the Northeastern University Feinberg... read more »

David Andrew

By: David Andrew • 9/16/13

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6 Behaviors That Will Get You Into Debt

6 Behaviors That Will Get You Into Debt

Of all the reasons people end up in debt, our behavior is the one thing in which we have complete control. By... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 9/14/13

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9 Best Inspirational Blogs for Debtors

9 Best Inspirational Blogs for Debtors

Have you gotten yourself into a hole you can’t seem to get out of? Have no fear! Our nine Best Inspirational Blogs... read more »

Toby Bower

By: Toby Bower • 9/11/13

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How to Build Credit Without Going Into Debt

How to Build Credit Without Going Into Debt

Many people, including financial professionals, believe the only way to build your credit is by going into debt.... read more »

Carrie Smith

By: Carrie Smith • 9/6/13

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How to Overcome a Fear of Debt

How to Overcome a Fear of Debt

Many people believe fear of debt is a good thing. It can prevent you from overextending yourself and entering that... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 9/3/13

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