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Good Debt, Bad Debt

Posted in: Debt

Sometimes it makes sense to borrow money, but many times, it doesn’t. While it’s possible to live debt-free, many of us wouldn’t be able to pay for life’s big purchases without taking on some debt (i.e. buying a home, paying for college, etc.). But when is it smart to borrow, and when is it better
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Cost of Making Minimum Payments

Posted in: Credit Score

These days, people just buy, buy, buy with the belief that as long as they make minimum payments on their credit cards, they’ll be OK…but I beg to differ. Yes, if you are making minimum payments on your accounts, your credit score won’t be negatively impacted and you’ll look decent on paper. The good thing
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Debt Avalanche vs. Debt Snowball

Posted in: Debt Relief

When it comes to resolving debt, there isn’t a one size fits all solution. Some people may be able to reduce debt on their own, and others may need professional help. If you are looking to pay down debt on your own, you may have heard about two popular approaches – the snowball and avalanche
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Will I Inherit Credit Card Debt?

Posted in: Debt

“When a parent passes away, will their child inherit the debt?” Although not a pleasant subject to think about, it is a question that many people have on their minds and something that needs to be addressed. There isn’t a simple yes or no answer, but depending on the jurisdiction you live in, you may
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Small Business Debt

Posted in: Debt Relief

Opening up a small business always seems like a good idea: it helps the local economy, provides jobs and lets you, the owner, do something that you’re passionate about. In fact, Freedom Debt Relief started out as a small business with only five employees. Now, while we are a mid-sized company, our passion for debt
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Debit or Credit?

Posted in: Credit Score

“Will you be paying with debit or credit?” That’s the one question I get asked almost every day. When it comes to paying with plastic, there are debates about which one is better. Generally, I prefer to pay with credit but the decision to hand over your debit or credit card really depends on the
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Till Debt Do Us Part

Posted in: Debt

Every year, people enter into marriages and include “till death do us part” in their wedding vows, with the expectation that they will spend forever with their partners. But when financial problems arise, it has the potential to rip apart even the strongest relationships. A few nights ago, I was watching Till Debt do Us
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10 Signs of Financial Trouble

Posted in: Debt

One of the biggest hurdles people face before deciding to do something about their debts is having to acknowledge that there is even a problem. Denial is a strong force, one that can hinder you from making improvements to your financial situation. If you need validation that your finances could be in better shape, here
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