This month's question reflects on how participating in a DMP affects your credit.
A house swap or home exchange can be an incredibly enriching vacation experience for you and your family. And guess what? It won't break the bank, either.
Why do good things happen to people with sunny dispositions (alternately, bad luck plagues those already under the weather)? This may not be a coincidence. What if by playing a simple game for three weeks you could literally attract money into your life? Would you try it?
Beware of the sock monster. It lives in clothes dryers, under dressers, and behind furniture. And it's a vindictive monster, because it likes to bereave you of just one sock; it has no desire for pairs.
This month's question reflects on why you can't use your credit cards while participating in a DMP.
Our employees are sharing their stories about how they have struggled with debt.
This month's question reflects on making additional payments
Then I thought about those words I had seen just a few minutes earlier, and my motivation kicked into a new gear. Is it in me? Yes!
If you are considering enrolling in a Debt Management Plan or have just enrolled you may be wondering what will happen with your credit cards.
We all wish divorce wasn't as painful as pulling off a Band-Aid, but the reality is that it takes a toll on you-it is both emotionally and financially draining.
When you first join the program it is easy to get confused; the proposal process, making one payment to all of your creditors and the overall management of your program can be overwhelming. One question we get quite frequently is, "How do I remove a creditor?"
We're all busy. I'm sure you know what I mean. Between getting kids ready for school, jobs, kids' activities, social events, and countless other things, there used to be many days that when I finally laid my head down on the pillow for the night, I would think to myself, "I didn't do anything for ME today."
Many of us struggle financially as we navigate single parenthood. We often here tales of single moms and their financial struggles, but very little is told about single dads and the sacrifices they make as single parents. I asked three single dads to share their stories, outlook, and advice as they navigate single parenthood through the eyes of a single dad.
I think, when done properly, coupon clipping is a very smart use of time and can save you significantly. So, I've listed below my tips for savvy couponing.
If you've been living paycheck to paycheck and used credit cards for every day purchases, this can be a hard thing to swallow. Credit counseling programs are designed to help you get out of debt, and well, to do so, you need to stop incurring more debt!
Most of us recycle paper and plastic, but there are many more things we simply can't recycle on our own. And if it still works (but just not for us), then it's a shame to toss it in the trash. Electronics in particular increasingly need replacing, but have numerous components that are toxic to landfills.
Discovering the open road in a camper van can be an epic holiday. But it's not always as cheap as it may seem. Here are 12 tips for planning a smooth - and budget friendly - camper van holiday.
I realize that many of my tips are common sense, but if it's not easy to incorporate into your day to day routine, you are less likely to be successful! My point here is to find easy (sneaky) ways to get you into the savings habit.
April15th is closer than you think and soon it will be time to prepare your taxes for 2010. If you separated from your spouse, or filed for or finalized your divorce there are a few things you need to be aware of when it comes time to file your taxes.
One of the most important things you can do for your finances is understand how your money moves through your personal financial system.
Would you like to volunteer during your next vacation? Do something that helps a local community, or nature, or animals? Great! But be warned: volunteer vacations can be quite expensive, and aren't all created equal. Here are a few tips on how to find inexpensive volunteer vacations.
The typical household spends about 15% of its income on food, which is the third largest expense following housing and transportation. The good news is that food costs are easy to reduce with a little preplanning.
After spending years with someone else, parts of your life become entwined with your significant other-- finances, belongings, and children, not to mention you're self.
When it comes to getting a divorce many of us have regrets not necessarily about the divorce but, the financial decisions we make in anger or haste to just get it all over with.
With an increasing number of people falling on hard times comes an increasing number of “debt help” companies who promise they have the best solution.