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Simple to Read, Hard to Execute: 10 Ways to Save Money in College

Written on 6/04/2008 by Soo L. of womopo.com - practical tips and advice for men ... to rack up a lot of credit card debt. So instead of making poor decisions with your credit card, save ... on naive and unsuspecting college students. Some examples of this are credit card companies, loan [more...]

Date: 2008-06-04 22:39:48

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Three Easy Steps For Climbing Out Of Debt

Yesterday I read a weeks worth of all the blogs I follow and one spoke about debt, specifically credit card debt. Some people rack up tens of thousands of dollars worth of credit card debt which to me seems ... dodged the credit card trap may still have mortgages, student loans car payments, etc. While debt [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 02:54:00

Paulson's New Program: Giving People Money They Can't Afford To Spend

The news is as old as the Magna Carta. The consumer is broke. He does not have a dime. He is out of work. He is defaulting on his home equity loan, and the bank has reposed his credit card. It may ... of auto loans, student loans and credit cards." The head of the Treasury is concerned that people [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 10:50:07

Making a Man Commit and What Does Commitment Mean To A Man

When we think “commitment”, what comes to mind first? Family, a loving husband, children and a picket fence. All-American dream ... that came in highly recommended as providing excellent credit card debt consolidation services ... that she had a huge credit card debt, a student loan that she was at the time looking into a school loan consolidation [more...]

Date: 2008-09-23 06:04:00

Debt Consolidation: Will It Help Me?

We are in uncertain economic times.Many are falling behind in mortgages, student loans, car payments and credit card payments ... clearly explains what bankruptcy, debt consolidation, third party credit counseling and debt settlement ... will negatively affect your credit score and cause an increase in credit card interest rates.One of the best [more...]

Date: 2008-11-30 20:48:00

Eliminate Debt

We can't deny the fact that our world suffered economic crises nowadays ... own more than one credit card, car payment, mortgage, bills, student loans, personal loans, home ... , lower credit card payments, budgeting debt, stay debt free and many more. It's guaranteed safe [more...]

Date: 2008-11-23 16:25:14

Student Debt Consolidation Loan

by Mary Bush Large numbers of college students make that common mistake each year of signing up for as many credit cards as possible ... . About the Author: Debt Consolidation Articles Advise For Rebuilding Your Credit with a Prepaid Debit Card ... application. Of course, once the credit cards start to arrive, they’ll be using them to finance [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 21:05:55

Credit Exchange

Credit Exchange Everyday we hear it on the news about how people are struggling to pay their credit card ... Debt Consolidation Company . Credit Exchange is a referral company , working to assists ... . Right now, banks are even enticing the students. Credit card is good to have ,but if you we don't [more...]

Date: 2008-11-21 23:56:01

6 Steps to Doomsday: A Great Depression II Scenario

I have to get this out of my system. BP’s interview with historians Michael Allen and Larry Schweikart helped assuage my fears some ... , out of money, default on their mortgages, car loans, student loans, credit card loans, etc. Bond ... access to credit, you can’t get that loan to start up the new business you’ve been planning [more...]

Date: 2008-10-07 18:00:29

Tell All Tuesday - Where Did August Go Edition

I can’t believe it is September already!  I guess that old saying about how time flies when you are having fun is true after all ... towards it.  With our credit card, I just threw an extra payment onto it whenever I earned some extra ... of people have asked about the idea of moving the student loan to a credit card with a 0% transfer offer [more...]

Date: 2008-09-02 19:16:05

Why not just give US the money?

Lame Duck Teasury Secretary Henry Paulsen insisted on talking again today, as did his boss, sending the markets south, ... the risk that big investors took when they bought junk credit card and mortgage debt. Then, magically ... toward consumer loans in the form of credit cards, auto loans and student loans, as well as some forms [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 19:38:09

Paying My Student Loans

This post originally appeared on January 23, 2008. It explains how I’ve managed my American student loan payments as an expatriate in France ... with me when I moved to France: my American Visa and my student loans. I have paid off my credit card, although ... . Then it finally hit me- my father owns a store, and has the ability to charge credit cards [more...]

Date: 2008-12-25 11:00:02

Ctrl BG: A Shortcut to Financial News 11/29

Hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving weekend and got some great bargains yesterday! ... facility to support consumer finance, including student, auto, and credit card loans and loans backed ... consumers get home, car and credit card loans easier. I haven't figured out all the implications [more...]

Date: 2008-11-29 14:40:00

Rule of Thumb For Reasonable Housing Costs?

In an earlier post on motivating myself to work harder, I had thrown out a piece of “common” financial advice: ... from a mortgage calculator. The “other debt” is the sum of your other recurring monthly liabilities - car loans, credit card balances, student loan payments. There are usually two lender ratios [more...]

Date: 2008-09-10 13:58:59

Money as a Dealbreaker?

Is money a “dealbreaker” in relationship?  If you meet a great person and found out after a few months of dating, they had massive student loans, some credit card debt, and a car loan; is that a deal breaker?  Would you run for the hills or stick around? It was an interesting question posed on a message board I read.  But currently two [more...]

Date: 2008-09-04 13:00:04

A Good Debt Management Program Can Be a Life Saver

by William Blake Do you feel like you are over you head in debts? Many see themselves buried in debt due to car loans, medical bills, student loans, credit card ... program to handle almost any kind of debt, though credit card debts are what most people sign [more...]

Date: 2008-11-11 15:28:58

Are You Experiencing Credit Card Woes?

With rising expenses all around, millions of American households are faced with the realization that they owe more than they can pay.  No matter who you owe money to, whether it be store or credit card debt, medical bills ... of your debt in credit or medical bills, not student loans? You can allot $125-$200 a month towards [more...]

Date: 2008-08-23 04:03:15

paying tuition to life

Have you ever loaned money to a friend or family member? Did you really loan it or was it borrow?  I guess the question of the day is would you loan money? I was thinking back ... student he ran up credit cards, drove a a fancy car, and took out student loans, etc.  He was a ROTC [more...]

Date: 2008-10-21 13:00:30

Pay Off Your Debts in 2009: 3 Strategies To Being Debt-Free

Today’s post is a guest post By Rachel Karl, a student of MakeMoneyFromWriting.com ... there! 3.    Now comes the third and final task: The debt snowball. Look over all of your credit card bills ... you have three credit cards: “A,” “B,” and “C.” “A” has a balance of $800 with a minimum payment [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 12:20:36

FiLife’s New Year’s Resolutions

It’s New Year’s Eve, and as with every new year, it’s resolution time! ... for my family!! – Kevin Van Lenten Product and Marketing Team No more credit card debt Read more books ... my closet organized and to automate all my bills! – Kristen Sullivan Get a non-student credit card [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 15:49:50

Money Match #5: Erin, Nashville Female Seeking Friends

It's been a while since we had any Money Match posts-- mainly because I totally flaked out and let a couple entries languish in the depths of my ... . This of course is my only form of debt, 54k in student loans. I have no credit card debt, no car payment, etc ... have me showing up on her front porch if I lived in Nashville! Email me at openwallet1 at [more...]

Date: 2008-10-28 13:17:00

TARP goes TALF as FRBNY lends against AAA ABS

For all those people out there who want to know why they're not seeing more of this government bailout money directed at ordinary folk, boy do I have an acronym for you. Meet TALF, the Term Asset Backed Securities Loan Facility ... gin up lending for things like auto loans, student loans and credit cards, essentially disappeared [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 16:23:55

The Exit Interview, Cheap Party Foods, Real Estate and Mortgage Topics

Lots off folks are still “off” right now. I’m still on some kind of semi-break from the online world as we continue to entertain our guests over the ... Claims Reached 26-Year High - Char of The Day My Dollar Plan: Adventures in Digging Taking Charge Credit Card: Chinese university exploits students, regrets nothing MoneyNing: Six Step Guide to [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 07:09:55

Want to Consolidate a Student Loan?

Just finished school and now it’s time to start paying on those Student loans fall into two categories. 1 ... consolidation services. A federally funded student loan also cannot be consolidated with credit card debt. If you are considering consolidation of your student loans, gathering the appropriate [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 02:29:44

Freshpeople: Be Smart About Credit

Freshpeople: Be Smart About Credit Category: Wasting your time The new students have arrived at UC-Berkeley, closely pursued by hordes of credit card marketers. Right by my office is a bank that literally ... get your first credit card from the guy on the street offering you a t-shirt or worthless, plastic (likely lead [more...]

Date: 2008-08-27 13:12:29

Student, Car Debt Quietly Added to Bailout Plan

Jeez! This country very well may be doomed beyond hope! This is not the time to be sneaky, and push even more expenses on the taxpayers ... its bailout plan to include buying student loans, car loans, credit card debt and any other “troubled” assets ... program to foreign banks with extensive loan operations in the United States, potentially added tens [more...]

Date: 2008-09-24 02:08:02

Helping Polly

I just thought of my answer to Fix Polly, a case study from Gail:Polly is 25 and single. She has almost $80,000 in debt, $60,000 of which is student loans. The rest is credit card debt ... . Polly can’t decide what to pay off next. She has contacted her credit card companies and cannot [more...]

Date: 2008-12-28 15:02:42

Bernanke: Federal Reserve Policies in the Financial Crisis

Ben Bernanke does not expect further interest cuts to have much of an impact on the economy, ... , credit card receivables, student loans, and other forms of credit greatly curtailed. Consequently [more...]

Date: 2008-12-01 20:42:00

Bernanke Acts While Paulson Dithers

bernpaul1.jpg Today, in yet another transformation of the ever-changing Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) ... to creditworthy consumers,” by extending relief to holders of “auto loans, student loans, credit card loans ... to a plan being implemented by the New York Fed that is aimed at easing the current credit crunch. The NY [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 19:26:04

Bailout Gets More Costly Due to “Bipartisan” Deal; Foolish Limits on Foreclosure Should Be Removed

Liberal Congressional leaders have apparently reached a deal with the Bush Administration on the principal elements of a $700 billion bailout of the ... student loans, car loans, credit card debt and any other ‘troubled’ assets held by banks.” ... have stuck taxpayers with 100 percent of all losses on any bad loan or mortgage, but not the profits [more...]

Date: 2008-09-28 20:34:55


Teresa Sullivan et al's book, As We Forgive Our Debtors (1989, see Chap 8, specifically) ... of points right after college. I had credit card debt, student loan debt, and an uninsured car accident ... points out that women were not even guaranteed credit in their own names until 1970 (or 1974 [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 16:47:18

Eliminate Debt: Get Back On The Road To Financial Independence

Everybody wants to attain financial independence but are tied down because of debts and lack of financial planning ... to credit cards, car payment, mortgage, student loans, personal loans, home equity, and other bill ... are as long as the one I mentioned above, then debt consolidation might be the best choice. The third [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 06:32:10

Year in Review Meme

In 2008, I gained: a real job, my own apartment, a dog. I lost: a lot of my freedom. I stopped: being as spontaneous ... with that money I could have saved it, put it toward credit cards or student loans, etc…because it made me feel [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 19:20:00

40 Money Tips for College Students

I remember the first day I set foot at college, it was a mixture of excitement and fear at the prospect of being on my own ... , myself included, this means graduating with some student loan debt (I had and still have over $20k in student loans) but that’s OK. Avoid credit card debt at all costs. Consider this, if you owe [more...]

Date: 2008-09-24 11:43:57

Help a Reader: Funding College

Here's a question I recently received from a reader: Should I take a new Stafford Loan for school, or just put it on a credit card? CC rate is 5.9% Student Loan is 6.8% Each 6 month term will be around 3k. I'm looking at 4 terms to finish. The tax benefits of the Student Loan are interesting, but I'm not sure how great they will really [more...]

Date: 2008-08-26 19:46:10

Financial Forecast for 2009, Considering Resource Limitations

In this post, I consider some major issues contributing to our current financial problems, before making a financial forecast for 2009. These are 1 ... from the bottom: Layer 1. Household Debt (Mortgages, auto loans, credit card debt, student loans ... debt-based financial system operating. 3. Where we are now, and the role reduced resources [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 15:10:32

The Irony of Bankruptcy. The More You Have The Better It Is.

I came across an article by Ann Woolner, “Buy a Beach House for Shelter When Going Bankrupt” that was absolutely spot on ... credit-card debt. You can modify student loans. You can modify debt on a yacht,” points out Levitin ... . “Current law permits modification of any type of debt in bankruptcy except for a single-family [more...]

Date: 2008-10-17 14:54:46

A Plan to Be Debt Free in 2009

Considering the current state of the economy, it’s likely a smart thing to try and rid yourself of any excess debt right now ... out your latest credit card statements, auto loan statements, student loan statements, etc ...  are a bit lower, and are also tax deductible. debt-payoff-plan Some people decide that it’s easier [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 16:10:27

Does The Economy Make You Want To Pay Off Debt Or Build Up Savings?

Editor’s note:  I set this post to publish yesterday and made the classic “New Year” mistake of setting the date to 2008! ... , and then systematically started debt-killing.  First the credit card, then one student loan, then the car loan.  Now, we’re left with a $10000+ student loan, and a minimum payment of $145 versus [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 15:08:06

TARP II: The Wrath of TALF

In normal times the Federal Reserve responds to crises by using teeny, gold-plated hydraulic levers to raise and lower interest rates ... which it will lend up to $200 billion to support the issuance of debt backed by consumer and small-business debt -- such as credit-card loans, student debt, auto loans and loans backed by the Small [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 15:35:02

How Old Are You Financially?

How old are you financially? A baby? A toddler? A child? A teenager? A young adult? Mature? A senior citizen? ... out financially, beginning to contribute to retirement accounts. Might also have a first credit card, car loan and the all important student loans as well. Lots of expenses are part of the ‘latte factor’ [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 11:00:27

Mortgage Delinquencies Continue to Climb, Watch Out for Other Loans

It's beginning to get really ugly out there... unfortunately 13 months ago when we were told "this is just a subprime issue" ... , student loans, credit card debt. It's all coming down the pike. It appears the pike is coming right ... last year for many loan categories. Overall, 6.6% of mortgages were at least 30 days past due at the end [more...]

Date: 2008-09-23 17:13:49

Pocket Profile: Frugal Babe

This week we spoke with Frugal Babe, who started a blog to chronicle her family’s path out of debt after starting a health insurance agency with her ... more in rent. Student Loan Debt: None! Top percentile. Credit Card Debt: None! Top percentile ... calculators to figure out how long it will take us to pay it off. The Bigger Picture: Tell [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 16:49:31

Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News

New acronym on the block... The government unveiled its newest initiative, called TALF, or Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility. The $200B facility will support consumer finance, including student, auto and credit card loans ... Mac (FRE) and the Federal Home Loan Banks. According to the statement released by the Fed [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 12:14:47

Why 2009 Will Be a Fantastic Financial Year For Me

J.D. is on vacation. This is a guest post from Katrina Ramser, a freelance writer who contributes to various websites, newspapers and magazines ... credit card and student loan debt. Inspired by Ramsey’s toughness, I made $450 monthly debt payments [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 13:00:35

Time or Tithe?

I am writing this week about issues twenty-something people face financially, because I’m hosting tomorrow the Twenty-Something Carnival of Finances ... with student loan debt, credit card debt, a car loan, and fees typical of furnishing a place to live.  Twenty [more...]

Date: 2008-11-16 14:00:52

Charge it

BACK in October, my colleague in Los Angeles wrote, apropos of the government's puchase of a stake in Capital One: ... -Backed Securities Loan Facility, which will lend as much as $200 billion against new or recent vintage asset backed securities collateralized by "student loans, auto loans, credit card loans [more...]

Date: 2008-12-01 20:46:10

Tell All Tuesday ~ Slowly Forward Edition

This past week, all I did directly towards reducing our debt was made my monthly car payment ... $21,414.50 Broken down into: Credit Card: PAID OFF 2/7/08 Student loan (at 7%): $11,084.68 Spouse ... about our future debt elimination strategy and I wanted to address it.    Once my spouse’s student loan [more...]

Date: 2008-09-23 19:39:00

debt consolidation

As we find ourselves living in the credit crunch of a world, ... purposes - we see people using them to pay off high interest credit card debt and student loans ... t also note that unsecured loans are also available. We have seen that debt consolidation loans [more...]

Date: 2008-12-15 15:17:50

debts to pay

The future for young Americans (18-35 set) does often look and feel bleak in economic terms ... , is up from 2007. That includes credit card debt (52 percent, up from 49 percent), student loans (37 ... their bill (19 percent) or have had their credit revoked, including a repossession or card [more...]

Date: 2008-07-23 19:39:00

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