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  1. Are You Living Too Close to the Edge?

    If a missed paycheck would make your finances cave in, here's how to get back on ...
  2. The Best 3 Debt Consolidation Loans Companies ...

    If you're looking for debt consolidation, these are three companies to consider. ...
  3. Why Emergency Funds Are a Bad Idea

    Learn why taking the time to build an emergency fund is a staggeringly inefficient ...
  4. CFPB Targets Discriminatory Lending Practices

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is sending mystery shoppers into banks to ...
  5. Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers: How It ...

    Huge student loan debt may be keeping people from entering the teaching profession. ...
  6. Beware of Guaranteed Payday Loan Websites

    Payday lenders generally should be approached with caution; but online payday loan ...
  1. Why Citi Says Lower Gas Prices Aren't Helping ...

    Learn why lower prices of oil have done little to increase U.S. consumer spending, ...
  2. U.S. Consumer Spending Weak Despite Low Gas Prices ...

    Find out why American consumers are spending less and saving more, and why that might ...
  1. Are direct consolidation loans subsidized?

    Direct Consolidation Loans are not subsidized. Students borrow Direct Subsidized Loans to pay tuition, room and board at ...
  2. Can student loans hurt your credit?

    Paying student loans on time helps build credit; failure to do so, hurts it.
  3. How long should you hold on to credit card statements?

    Holding on to credit card statements can be helpful when they contain personal purchases, tax-deductible items, or products ...
  4. How is the minimum payment on a credit card calculated?

    Even when minimum payments are low, consumers should still aim to pay off credit card balances every month.
  1. 9 Ways To Go Bankrupt

    It may seem obvious, anyone who continuously spends more than they are making will ...
  2. 7 Tips For The Do-It-Yourself Debt Manager

    Take charge of your finances in seven simple steps.
  3. Digging Out Of Debt In 8 Steps

    The only way to get out of debt is to roll up your sleeves and start paying it off ...
  4. Top 5 Reasons Why People Go Bankrupt

    Bankruptcy can be a result of overspending or bad planning, but sometimes, it's no ...
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