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152nd Carnival of Debt Reduction

Welcome one and all to the 152nd Edition of the Carnival of Debt Reduction! I got a ton of submissions when I was worried about getting none ... the question every future parents considers in Should We Pay Off Credit Card Debt Before Having a Baby ... to choose their own debt payoff strategy in Figuring Out Your Financial Style 3: Debt Reduction [more...]

Date: 2008-08-11 13:00:20

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Debt Free in no time!

Let's face it, life can be cruel sometimes right. We make poor decisions because of inexperience or misinformation and it just tends to snowball ... towards interest. 3. A faster debt payoff 4. A definite alternative to Bankruptcy Now, if any ... to managing debt and helping folks pay it off. One of their more popular methods is debt [more...]

Date: 2008-11-19 20:13:51

Surviving A Recession

We are all facing tough economic times. There is not denying it, though it seems like until the last few months, ... control of your debt, you are not alone. Take a look at this online debt payoff calculator to help ... every month just to keep up with past credit card usage. Prepare for unemployment. US job numbers [more...]

Date: 2008-10-10 14:27:55

Credit Card Balance SmackDown - Higher Fees + Lower Limits

Happy Holidays. Just when we enter the spending season, families are likely to see their budgets strained by another complication ... running up a lot of debt if you can. After the holdays, use our online debt payoff calculator to help ... consumers! Many major credit card companies will pass on costs by: Raising Credit Card Fees [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 16:38:29

Mel Karmazin works down more debt; Hartleib wants to see his book

Mel Karmazin Sirius XM Radio Inc. was able to exchange more common stock for debt, again, ... stock to payoff $13 million worth of debt, he still has $174,588,000 to go. And time is running ... ." But if Mel's losing sleep over the company's debt, then Mr. Michael Hartleib isn't making [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 03:06:16

Going Back to School, Adding More Debt, Hoping I Made the Right Choice

I haven’t brought this up here on the blog yet, but one of my big plans for 2009 is going back to school and getting a Master’s Degree ... new laptop.Monthly Update: Credit Card Debt Payoff ... . The bad: I’ll be adding $25K - $30K of debt. If I don’t get a big salary increase I’ll be paying [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 07:29:26

Debt Consolidation

  Are you concerned about your personal finances, and especially your debt, in this current economy? ... Consolidation: taking multiple debt or credit lines and consolidating them into one new payoff plan ... with one payment, typically shifting credit card debts to secured debt by refinancing a mortgage. It could also [more...]

Date: 2008-11-20 21:04:14

Your Future without Debt!

There is a lack of financial and investment education in our schools, among the many things not taught ... of changing to a rewards card like a rewards credit card. Once this debt is eliminated, take the money ... payoff money, cannot change until you pay off all of your debt for this method to work best.If [more...]

Date: 2008-08-14 05:42:00

Americans’ debt shrinks - 1st time ever

Copyright © 2006-2008 Clever Dude. All Rights Reserved ... track. Personally, we’ve contributed to the debt payoff as we cut $17,000 off our debt this year, and continued to keep credit card debt off the books (at least month-to-month). We still use [more...]

Date: 2008-12-11 21:17:12

Google Docs Treasure Trove

The “Free” collection of online applications included with Google Docs provide a great introduction to the SaaS world ... , invoice and business card templates are among your choices. Spreadsheet options include loan calculator, credit card payoff, invoice, debt manager, household expenses, budget planner, road trip [more...]

Date: 2008-07-27 17:17:01

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

110 Financial Calculators: Fast Answers to Your Money Questions

Have you ever wondered how your salary compares with others in your profession? ... about how to accelerate your debt payoff? Curious what it will take to save your first million ... a graphing calculator, abacus or legal pad. You don’t even need to count your fingers and toes. Simply click [more...]

Date: 2008-12-03 05:22:28

My Dollar Plan Month in Review - July 2008

I’m a firm believer in setting goals and making plans to achieve your goals. A great way to work your plan is to monitor it at regular intervals ... for Your Mid Year Checkup 7 Ways to Payoff Credit Card Debt 12 Tips to Prepare Your Finances for Vacation I Quit! Tax Savings: How to Deduct Mileage on Your Personal Car 10 Step Plan for Debt Elimination [more...]

Date: 2008-08-14 13:29:54

Writer Auditions at Money Smart Life

The time has come. I’ve decided to shut down the site and spend my evenings vegging in front of the television ... My Dollar Plan offers 7 ways to payoff credit card debt. – Suns Financial Diary talks about what qualifies [more...]

Date: 2008-07-07 05:02:08

Debt Payoff Refinance - Mortgage Rate and Tip For 1-7-09

Real Mortgage Rate and Tip For Today One min. Podcast Ask Terri A Question - Click Here! ... like credit cards or car loans. You can’t use all of your equity. There has to still be 10% equity left in your home or an loan to value of 90%. These used to be very popular right after the holidays to payoff [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 16:31:45

Help a Reader Payoff Debt

Last night I got a call from a friend looking for some financial help. He has $14,300 in debt and has a goal to be debt free by November ... Details Here are the details of his debt: Personal Line: $3,500 balance @ 15% - $7,000 limit Credit Card ... Plan When Does the 0% Credit Card Really Expire? The Great Credit Card Debate Continues…. Debt [more...]

Date: 2008-06-24 13:29:39

If you are unable to payoff…

…your credit card debt short-term, consider asking your creditor for an increase in credit. By decreasing the ratio of your balance to the credit limit will be taken to account in most credit scoring models. [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 17:35:36

EXTRA: Ukraine banks finance gas debt pay off to Russia

Kiev - A pair of of Ukrainian banks will finance a massive payoff of a gas debt to Russia, signalling a possible breakthrough in an energy crisis threatening natural gas shipments to Europe [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 16:03:05

Five Factors That Can Determine the Fate of the U.S. Dollar

As many economists and analysts have noted, the stability of the US dollar is a key issue in our current times of economic turbulence ... of as default insurance; the buyer makes regular payments, and the seller makes a payoff ... will not be able to pay off its debt, or will have difficulty doing so, it introduces concerns [more...]

Date: 2008-11-11 09:37:37

My 30th Year, reflected upon on my 31st birthday

Luke & me at my 30th birthday party, mere hours after we got engaged. I had to wear my ring on my thumb because it was so big ... ), worked with double the clients I had in the past, paid off $6K in debt, launched whenigrowupcoach.com ... I can, and there will be a payoff not only at the end of the journey, but during it as well. I became someone [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 16:02:20

Bail us Out, say Madoff Victims

As I suspected those (who are not earning minimum wage you can be sure) ... with interest. SIPC is essentially insurance. If the decision is made to payoff more than ... the SIPCs fees to pay off the debt. This is also helpful by setting up a constituency that doesn’t want [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 13:47:35

What Does “Late” Really Mean? Beware of Sneaky Credit Card Fees

I spend a lot of time watching and listening to financial news reports; and since we’re officially in a recession, ... , and the people who always payoff their balances. Here’s How Credit Card Companies Hit Responsible ... debts low and paying bills on time. However, it appears that credit card companies have found a way [more...]

Date: 2008-12-16 15:04:11

Your Future without Debt!

There is a lack of financial and investment education in our schools, among the many things not taught ... payoff money, cannot change until you pay off all of your debt for this method to work best ... of changing to a rewards card like the chase flexible rewards card. Once this debt is eliminated [more...]

Date: 2008-08-08 04:46:37

Managing Debt: Get A Grip on Reality

From the Examiner.com: Whether you spend more than you make or have borrowed too much along the way, it’s time to realize that you’re not the only person who has made this mistake or is faced with the payoff battle. Whatever your case is, if you’re serious about getting out of debt, the bottom line in doing so is training yourself to live on what you earn versus living on what you want. To do that, you’re going to have to make a few modifications. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-10 21:50:00

Feed the Pig

Commercials for Feed the Pig came on my radio this morning. I love those commercials ... . It also has a credit card payoff calculator. There are articles about establishing a budget, paying ... credit card debt. Tips on what you should do before you get married, have children, and buy a home [more...]

Date: 2008-09-30 00:05:00

Debt Consolidation: Now’s the Time

By: Catherine Brock The Roman Empire fell in 476, and the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 ...  out your debts and their respective rates. With the help of a credit card payoff calculator, compute the total ... to combat inflationary pressures. Domino effect If interest rates do rise, credit card debt and debt [more...]

Date: 2008-06-23 15:08:21

The Daily Poverty Party

paper-amounts When last we saw Bossy she was contemplating her grand mal seizure total = $62,518 debt. Bossy decided she not only wanted to know her exact debt numbers, but she wanted to know where ... information, such as the Payoff Calendar—and Bossy created a password and bookmarked this site [more...]

Date: 2008-10-15 13:50:58

Giving Back Over the Holidays

Personal finance writer Karen Blumenthal writes: ... . While we write a lot in personal finance stories about managing spending, debt, and investments ... , when many people are hurting, the opportunities are plentiful. The payoff is pretty good, too. “We think [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 16:00:00

Tell All Tuesday - Bye Bye Student Loan Edition

Well, my spouse’s student loan, anyway. October is a three paycheck month for both my spouse and I ( ... our furnace died, so instead of that extra paycheck going towards debt, it went towards a new ... in and looked at the 10-day payoff number, it said $2601.54, so I clicked on the “Make A Payment” button [more...]

Date: 2008-10-07 18:29:50

Lose Weight, Get Rich: Write it Down

Lose Weight, Get Rich: Write it Down July 10th, 2008 I discovered yesterday, to my consternation, that a tall skim latte has 100 calories ... progress toward your financial goals. Unless you crunch the numbers with a credit card payoff calculator and figure out how much that interest really costs, you’ll continue to run up debt. See [more...]

Date: 2008-07-10 14:53:44

Nancy Pelosi: Pass Stimulus By Mid-February

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pressed top House Democrats on Wednesday to pass massive economic recovery legislation by mid-February, ... payoff in terms of job creation and increased revenues to our treasury," Pelosi told the House ... national debt that we have," said Rep. Dennis Moore of Kansas, a member of the congressional Blue Dogs [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 15:25:42

Seven Ways to Ruin Your Financial Future

Often times the best way to learn a lesson is for someone to tell you what not to do ... .  Well, in a couple years I had made virtually no dent in the residual payoff balance leaving ... to return to my hometown, changed majors, and was stuck with a pile of student loan debt as my souvenir [more...]

Date: 2008-09-23 11:00:20

Borrow While It’s Cheap

Ben Furnas points out that with the government able to borrow money at low, low rates, now would be a good time to invest in education ... . He cites these rates of return: wr_fiscalreturns_1108_1.jpg That’s a good payoff. I think at this point there’s broad consensus that the government is going to wind up going deep into debt [more...]

Date: 2008-11-22 13:55:15

Why You Should Sell Stuff To Help With Debt (pfblogs.org)

One day I was on a forum and someone who was deep in debt was asking for advice ... some reasons why.First, when trying to tackle a huge debt, whether it be credit card or otherwise ... to get extra money into the house, but the effort is quite substantial and the payoff will be long-term [more...]

Date: 2008-08-23 20:09:10

Follow the money: Washington to Wall Street

The following is a guest post by Taipan Publishing . It is written by Adam Lass, who is the Senior Editor of Wave Strengths Options Weekly. All views expressed are his own, and this is not a buy recommendation from One Mint. This American company has gained 777% the old-fashioned way: selling junk in backroom deals. As regular readers know, I am a Ford man. Back when I was a kid, you had to make three really important choices. First, you had to pick a political party. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 08:00:14

Follow the Money: Washington to Wall Street…

This American company has gained 777% the old-fashioned way: selling junk in backroom deals. As regular readers know, I am a Ford man. Back when I was a kid, you had to make three really important choices. First, you had to pick a political party. Didn’t matter how well you knew the candidates – you picked a party and that’s what you were. We are talking Democrat or Republican here. Libertarians weren’t much discussed, and backing the Socialists could get your parents blackballed at work. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 05:00:00

Follow the Money: Washington to Wall Street…

By Adam Lass, Senior Editor, Taipan Publishing Group This American company has gained 777% the old-fashioned way: selling junk in backroom deals. As regular readers know, I am a Ford man. Back when I was a kid, you had to make three really important choices. First, you had to pick a political party. Didn’t matter how well you knew the candidates – you picked a party and that’s what you were. We are talking Democrat or Republican here. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 19:59:10

6 Steps to Starting a Budget

Does your family have a budget? If they have one, do you stick to it? Ashley Grimaldo has some fantastic tips for you in her latest article over on Go Frugal . 6 Steps to Starting a Budget So the bank has clearly let you know you're in the red. Even if you aren't barraged with phone calls from late-night angry creditors, living from paycheck to paycheck is not a wise long-term plan. You probably know your need for a financial overhaul, but don't know where to begin. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-22 15:05:00

The 7 new rules of financial security

In a world turned upside down, you must re-examine some basic assumptions. A good place to start: understanding the true nature of risk.John Maynard Keynes, the Depression-era economist who’s having quite the comeback, once quipped when he was accused of inconsistency: “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?”Money has long advocated the benefits of consistency in your investing and financial planning. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 10:57:27

Dutiful Indiana Doc Exposes Dem Healthcare Treachery

Below is a well-researched letter sent to Senator Bayh (D-IN) by one Dr. Stephen Fraser. Though much has developed since Dr. Fraser wrote his July 23rd letter, it bears repeating if for no other reason than to expose the perfidy of our Democratic overseers in Washington. The odious July 2009 healthcare bill which Dr. Fraser discusses below is the same bill which the White House and its cronies on the Hill unsuccessfully tried to steamroll thru Congress before the August recess. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-23 16:31:16

My Financial Implosion: What to do with a Windfall

“Spending is quick, earning is slow.” – Russian Proverb For the past eight years, my wife and I have been self-employed.  We correspond at least quarterly with our CPA to ensure that we pay the correct amounts on our estimated taxes.  Since our business income and expenses can vary so wildly, we’ve pretty much given up on trying to forecast the number at the beginning of the year. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 17:33:56

Considering a Car Car Buying Tips

As one of the “major purchases” in life, car buying is one to be carefully considered. Your first task will be to determine exactly what market you’re going for. New or Used? There are a lot of choices to consider when buying a car. Your choices will depend on your situation. Even the climate you live in can pay an important role in this decision. Important information about cars and fuel economy should always be considered. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 18:09:15

How To Stop Foreclosure By Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

September 24, 2009 | By W. Alan Alder In Finance | by W. Alan AlderTennessee allows for non-judicial foreclosure. Therefore, your lender does not have to go to court in order to foreclose on your property. The usual process is for you to receive notice by mail 20 days or more before the scheduled auction date. A trustee performs the actual sale, not the lender.If you file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy at any time before your house is actually sold at auction then the sale is stopped. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-24 10:24:51

Debts Missing From Your Credit Report? Don't Count It Out Just Yet.

One of the top rules of managing debt is that all consumers should regularly be checking their credit reports for mistakes and inaccurate information. Mistakes by credit reporting agencies and creditors are common but typically it is minor information that is being reported incorrectly. However, there may be a rare time that a consumer is very conscious of an outstanding debt that doesn't seem to be listed on a credit report. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 10:00:00

Get Your Credit Card Debt Paid Off

In an ideal world, the way to avoid debt is to never get in it. This is probably unavoidable as you are deep in debt as you read this. You may have liked the low interest rate when you first open the account. Then life happened and you had the charge everyday items on the credit card. And before long you found yourself suffocating from a massive debt load. In addition to credit card debt you may also have tons of student loan debt or medical debt. You could also have student loans from your college days. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 14:16:34

Vehicle Buyback Programs Help Used Car Dealers, Not Consumers

Photo courtesy of tomeppy A few years ago I paid some stupid tax.  Suffering from an incurable form of car fever, I went out and financed a late model, used Chevy Silverado pickup truck.  It ranks right up there with the dumbest financial moves I’ve ever made.  I fell victim to the “I work hard, so I deserve it” line of thinking [more...]

Date: 2008-10-29 11:00:18

WolframAlpha helps you with your Debt

WolframAlpha It’s rare that I just find a site that is so absolutely useful and cool that I add it to my quick launch bar but WolframAlpha made the grade today.  Fire it up type “credit card” in the search box and you can quickly calculate payoff scenarios, and not a one liner answer full of ads but an extremely useful output including sweet graphs, different paydown schedules and the like. [more...]

Date: 2009-05-20 19:09:05

Get your finances under control in a single day.

Many people in today’s economy are struggling to stay afloat. They are working to rein in their spending and get their finances under control, but when they see the amount of debt they have, or the 0 balance in their savings or retirement accounts they feel overwhelmed. The good news is that regardless of how big of a challenge your getting control is for you, you can do it. Doing so actually isn’t that hard, but it will take time. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-24 09:00:57

Vehicle Repossession: How To Pay The Deficiency Balance

Amazon.de Widgets When you finance or lease a vehicle, your creditor or lessor has important rights that end once you’ve paid off your loan or lease obligation. These rights are established by the contract you signed and the law of your state. For example, if you don’t make timely payments on the vehicle, your creditor may have the right to “repossess” — ­or take back your car without going to court or warning you in advance. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-22 04:20:47

Barack Obama Vows Future Budget Restraint

To a public wary of government spending, President-elect Barack Obama is offering a salve with his massive economic stimulus package: ... to embrace deficit-reduction goals even as he promotes a spending and tax-cutting plan — expected to cost ... debt that we have," said Rep. Dennis Moore of Kansas, a member of the congressional Blue Dogs [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 11:35:48

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