Tag Archives: debt

How the humor of debt can set you free

Erica Sandberg

Debt tends to make people unhappy, anxious and grumpy, but sometimes laughing at how we got into our financial holes can relieve the stress and show us new ways to start chipping away at all that we owe. Making light…
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Ashes and hearts and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 91.6 million That’s how many new credit cards were opened in 2017. That’s almost as many as before the economy came crashing down around everyone in 2008. We’ll call that a win for consumer confidence. This…
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6 inexpensive financial tools to help you budget and save

Kelly Dilworth

I’ve always been skeptical of paying for mobile phone apps. There are so many great free programs out there – including dozens devoted to helping you master your finances – it feels like a waste to spend any money on…
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The Grim Reaper is coming for your credit and other news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 68 percent The Grim Reaper may come for you before you pay down that mountain of debt you’re chipping away. At least 68 percent of people share that dreary outlook, according to a new CreditCards.com…
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What our grandparents taught us about credit

Jeff Herman

Grandpa Herman would never have imagined paying for airline tickets with credit card points and a hotel card’s sign-up bonus covering a getaway stay later this year or in 2018. Julius “Cotton” Herman was a farmer in Florissant, Missouri. He…
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