Don’t let your debt haunt you forever

Wintrust
Foggy Forest

In this day and age, it’s nearly impossible to go through life without acquiring some sort of debt. Whether you’re dealing with a mortgage, a car loan, credit cards or student loans, at some point you’re going to have to pay up. Here are a few quick tips that can help you escape debt burdens,

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8 debt reduction mistakes even smart people make

Wisebread.com and Dr. Penny Pincher •
Kiplinger

Everyone knows it is a good idea to reduce your debt load. With less debt, you save money on interest charges and reduce your risk of financial catastrophe if your income is disrupted and you are unable to make payments. If you don’t have enough to make debt payments, you can fund investments and build

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How to refinance your student debt

Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and Kaitlin Pitsker •
Kiplinger

You’ve graduated from college, launched a career, and maybe gotten married or purchased a home. But one part of your past continues to give you headaches: your student loans. The rate of increase in the average amount students borrow has slowed in recent years, but borrowers are still racking up debt — about $25,000 to

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8 lies about money that could be keeping you in debt

Business Insider •
Business Insider

According to a 2015 report from Pew Charitable Trusts, 80% of Americans are in debt. Patrice C. Washington, author of “Real Money Answers for Every Woman: How to Win the Money Game With or Without a Man,” says the lies we tell ourselves about money might be contributing to those balances. Washington says that wealth “has

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8 signs you’re headed straight for debt

Kathleen Elkins •
Business Insider

The average US household with debt carries $15,762 in credit card debt — and over $130,000 in total debt. Debt is a drag — on on your credit score and savings, but also on your psyche. While debt is mathematical, it’s also highly personal. Some people might feel that a mortgage is good, manageable debt,

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