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How to Boost Your Credit Score

If your credit score is under 700 (the number considered prime), you’re not alone. More than 55 percent of Americans have subprime credit scores, according to the 2015 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard. But low scores don’t have to be permanent. In...

6 ‘Good’ Credit Card Moves That Are Actually Terrible

Credit cards can cause problems for those who overcharge and can’t pay their bills on time, but they can also be valuable tools for building credit history and reaping rewards. But to maximize credit cards as a valuable financial tool, you must...

What To Do If You Can’t Pay Your Tax Bill

We’re closing in on Tax Day, which means some of us are handing over a sizable sum to our best friend, the IRS. But what happens if you simply don’t have the money to pay your tax bill? First and foremost, file anyway. Your bill won’t even come...

I Achieved the American Dream — and It Was Awful

The year was 2008. I was 25, pregnant with twins, and very much in love. And we had just hit the quintessential American rite of passage: We bought our first home. The large, open floor plan beckoned us. Before the ink was dry, we’d bought a...

Time for a Debt Detox

Forget your weight-loss resolution. Trade your juice cleanse for a debt detox. Those financial burdens don’t just weigh us down mentally — they also put future goals (like owning a home and enjoying a swanky retirement) at risk. We asked...

How Will Declaring Personal Bankruptcy Affect My Business?

“I’m only 29 years old, but I purchased a car with a high-interest rate and am now behind in my payments and may have to declare bankruptcy. I finally settled down in Georgia after moving from one state to another trying to find the right career....

How I Paid Off $14,000 in Just Over a Year

If you have a large income or the ability to create an extra disposable salary, getting out of debt can seem easily in reach. But not everyone has the time or capacity to take on another job, or increase their income through other means. So, how...

Get the Most From Your Financial Advisor

“You probably think I’m stupid,” one of my clients said to me.  I paused before I answered. She was in the middle of a divorce and had learned that she was on the hook for more debt than she realized. This client was also unclear on her...

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