Four ways to tackle overwhelming debt

Nicholas Pell •
The Simple Dollar

Any amount of debt can seem overwhelming, depending on what your income is or how much debt you’re comfortable having. If you’re feeling in over your head, it’s time to start looking for help to get you out of debt and back on track. When it comes to digging out from underneath your debilitating debt, there’s a

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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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