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Paying Down Debt In Your Marriage

Debt can be a real strain on any marriage. Today we’ll take a look at how you can work with your spouse to reduce debt together ... accumulate credit card debt. Before you know it, you’ve racked up $50k in consumer debt, not including ... such as an unexpected medical expense or car repair. Don’t skip step 1! It’s #1 for a reason. Step [more...]

Date: 2008-09-08 13:12:49

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Happy New Year!!!

As of today most of us have been back in the office for a bit more than a week ... . Firstly I am going to suggest that we all make a concerted effort to pay down our consumer debt ... interest rate consumer debt is good place to start. Secondly I am telling everyone [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 19:04:42

Should I Pay Down My Mortgage FASTER ???

Homeowners who find themselves with extra cash may be considering paying down their mortgage. While this can help some people in certain situations, like seniors close to retirement age ... interest rates, to use extra money to pay down high-interest debt and build up an emergency fund. [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 02:36:39

I know how to spend stimulus

[ The sign for a Citibank bank branch and a street sign are seen in Cambridge, Massachusetts November 24, 2008. The U.S ... to the taxpayers. It's great that some people were able to save or pay down debt. As far as blowing it on gas ... . This time the amount should be higher to allow us to pay off our debts, mortgages and loans. This would [more...]

Date: 2008-12-01 16:48:13

How to Live More Simply, and Why It Is So Important

  cades cove sunrise photo by Lee Coursey These days there are a lot of arguments being waged on the benefits of paying down debt, ... paying off their mortgage early, and it was generally well-received.  However, I received a number [more...]

Date: 2008-08-11 11:00:37

At Last - Looking at the Customer from Their Point of View

Stessa Cohen and Kristin Moyer here.  Wells Fargo announced that it is launching an online loan-consolidation repayment program in combination with ... “How to really pay off credit card debt” “How to get a small business loan in a credit crunch” ... a savings tool:  the Wells Fargo Debt Pay Down Solution.  This solution will let customers [more...]

Date: 2008-12-15 14:46:25

3rd time is not a charm

By Fester: I support significant deficit spending this year.  I support massive public expenditures this year.  I don't support stupidity ... by many people to pay down debt, rather than spending the money and boosting the economy ... per paycheck that couples will receive will most likely go towards paying off debt.  Given [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 12:42:23

Tony Boeckh: It's time to open the money spigot

Jim Flaherty, the Finance Minister, continues to receive a lot of conflicting budget advice ... to pay down debt. Monetary policy alone cannot turn this situation around. It doesn’t matter how ... . Businesses and consumers are trying desperately to pay off debt and to survive. To prevent [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 01:36:11

Chilling sign: Private publisher exit plans

The intentions of Copley Press and Advance Publications to explore the sale of two of their signature properties represents a discouraging new lack ... to pay down debt, they would seem to be in a position to wait for a more propitious time to sell ... publishers are not known to be over-burdened with debt they are struggling to repay at a time revenues [more...]

Date: 2008-08-04 05:17:00

Bailout Mania As Miracle No Diet, No Exercise Weight Loss Drugs

Peter Schiff, writing in the Wall Street Journal, aptly describes our policymakers’ current fascination with bailouts as a desire for a pain-free ... avoidance. Individuals, companies or cities with heavy debt and shrinking revenues instinctively know that they must reduce spending, tighten their belts, pay down debt and live within their means [more...]

Date: 2008-12-28 05:20:42

The Federal Government may be counting on Middle America's spending to shore up the economy, ... accounts. In the past few months, we've begun paying down debt and putting money aside for a rainy day ... , there's no ladder tall enough to help them see over the top. Some have ended up in this position [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 14:26:27

Pay Me My Money Down

Pay Me My Money Down—Bruce Springsteen In a healthy real estate market, people only take on as much debt as they can afford, and they work to pay it off as quickly as possible. Debt is something to be retired not endlessly ... ways: Speculation. Inflation. Debt Retirement. Types of Equity A truth that everyone [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 20:30:56


Amazon.de Widgets If you want to take a loan to repay others, debt consolidation is the best bet. For paying down credit cards the most easiest way is to try a credit counseling program. One of the most assured measures to lower all your debts swiftly is here. Stop being at stake with striking debts, put them together into one debt consolidation program to have one low monthly payment. This can even help you control your monthly payment structure and keep you within a budget. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-15 23:43:02

Cubs Can’t Find Buyer, Still Can’t Alight on Cuban

Look forward to hearing this excuse for the next six months from all your favorite teams and leagues: “Gosh, we’d love to < ... not be able to sell the Cubs completely, settling for shuttling off just as much of a minority stake as he can to pay down debt that he saddled Tribune Co. with when he bought the company in the first [more...]

Date: 2008-11-07 16:00:21

THAT'S IT!!!! I am creating my own bailout plan

I woke up the following headlines this morning: * DHL to cut 9500 jobs and close US service centers * Government provides record aid ... dollars in my 401K account and I have had a couple of credit card companies try my patience ... us in the near future. Here is the break down:FINANCIAL HEALTH * Debt - Pay off all my credit [more...]

Date: 2008-11-11 00:07:00


Capitulation I have heard arguments, which I want to be persuaded by, ... ). Americans genuinely, desperately, need to pay down debt, which means buying fewer goods ... when he identifies a massive structural unemployment problem. The financial and housing sectors were grossly [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 20:47:16

There's always money in parking meters

And Morgan Stanley wants it. The city of Chicago is on the cusp of signing a contract to let a Morgan Stanley-backed consortium collect money from ... percentage went into a reserve fund, and a fair chunk went to pay down municipal debt. The other ... . The city, which has been on something of a privatization tear, having auctioned off Midway Airport [more...]

Date: 2008-12-03 18:48:06

No Graft?

From Megan McArdle a STIMULUS PROPOSAL: If the Government wants to stimulate the economy, ... you have with fiscal stimulus. People will save some of the tax cuts, but people need to pay down debt too ... . And a critique: The main problem with a payroll tax holiday is that it minimizes Congressional [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 02:33:57

Hopeless Economists

Hopeless Economists December 1st, 2008 By MICHAEL SILVERSTEIN I had a simple notion to help ease the economic crisis ... , Namely, that consumers might not spend the extra money they get but save it or pay down debt ... . And the mechanism to do this? Suspend the payroll tax for a year and pay Social Security benefits [more...]

Date: 2008-12-01 21:48:40

Criminal Charges: 2008 in review

It's been an eventful first year for Criminal Charges, my weekly look at what happens when criminals and credit cards meet ... , shouts-out Leprechaun film Debt can make you do some crazy things -- like stealing Lego blocks using ... . Hegarty apparently hoped to use the profits she earned to pay down debt. Although the links [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 15:03:46

Saving Money, Even When You Have None to Save

Even as I thought about making the goal of saving  €1500 in 2009, I cringed inside ... just by living? Shouldn’t I be tossing as much money as possible into paying down our debt instead ... , one of the cats, a major household appliance, I would like to know that we could solve the problem without having [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 11:00:34

Hawking Public Assets

Yesterday, members of the Chicago City Council made a snap decision to lease off the city’s 36,000 parking meters in exchange for $1 ... of the city, it’s a good thing,” Pagano said. That means paying down debt and getting other long-term ... , that’s a problem, he tells us. The Reader’s Mick Dumke breaks down how the latest privatization [more...]

Date: 2008-12-05 18:05:50

Seven Lessons Learned from Working Retail

By Andrea Dickson I took a part time holiday job in the evenings at a local retail store - I'm hoping to earn extra money to pay down some medical debt, and honestly, I just wanted something extra to DO in the evenings. Something that didn't involve running out and spending money on drinks and dinner, or lounging around my house watching [more...]

Date: 2008-12-10 23:37:24

Biggest meltdown winner: be very wary

Canada’s pre-eminent market oracle, Prem Watsa, has been cautiously buying stocks and bonds since late November even though he doesn’t believe the bottom has been reached.The crux of the problem“De-leveraging” is hoarding, paying down debt, postponing expenditures by banks, individuals and companies which is contributing to the recession [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 01:27:00

Laura Axelrod on Debt

I'm certain this blog post will speak to a lot of playwrights, aspiring or otherwise ... reasons I quit theater. I was too ashamed at the time to admit it. It's taboo to talk about debt ... into debt and does become a success, very few of us will be able to pay down the accrued debt without [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 18:55:00

Emergency Private Pension Plan

The simplest kind of stimulus governments the world over could provide is to cut withholding taxes. Let people keep more of their money from each pay check. People will then do what they have to do. That is, they'll either use the cash to pay down debts, save it, or spend it [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 04:26:58

Biden pays off much debt, Giuliani a little, Ron Paul still has zero

Joseph Biden, who's been regularly claiming he's not "the guy" who will be Barack Obama's vice presidential selection, was busy in July paying down the debt from his own, unsuccessful Democratic presidential campaign. Using federal matching funds, Biden slashed his debt to $173,999 from $1.15 million the previous [more...]

Date: 2008-08-21 01:43:06

Credit Card Debt

Are you having problems with not being able to pay down your credit cards and only paying interest each month? If so, then maybe you should consider debt consolidation. Many people let this get out of hand and don't do anything about it before it's too late. I know from experience, it would be nice to pay [more...]

Date: 2008-12-22 16:16:00

Could It Be ….. Recovery? If So, Hurry Up Already

I’m starting to like this 78-day presidential transition period more and more. That’s because in another 30 days or so, the economy might ( ... up monthly cash flow. Many others will be cash-out refis where the cash received at settlement will be used to make major puchases or pay down other debt. The idea that there has been some kind of “ [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 17:29:55

Daily Tidbits: Delicious gets some 'intelligent' competition

ZigTag, a social bookmarking tool that has been in the works for years, has finally launched to the public ... with debt create and manage a plan to pay it down. According to the company, DebtGoal.com allows users to enter debt information, interest rates, and payment schedules into the app. Once input, it delivers [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 17:28:00

A short note on a payroll tax "holiday"

By TigerHawk at 1/13/2009 09:13:00 AM Should we immediately pump money into the economy via a payroll tax holiday? ... will save most of the money or use it to pay down debt, rather than spend it or invest it an actual project ... debt. Why will it help (more than a little) to move yet more liabilities on to the federal [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 14:13:00

It’s the economy stupid!

It’s the economy stupid! Remember that being   said not all that long ago in a campaign speech? ... of all but essential credit cards, dine at home more often, terminate unnecessary trips ... . He will begin to save and start paying down debt. A company that has reached the limits of its credit [more...]

Date: 2008-12-09 19:16:05

Will There Be A Second Stimulus Check? I Hope Not.

Man, do I hope not. The first stimulus check cost us $168 billion dollars, ... ; we are already doing that with the bailout. If they want to create a fund to pay for road repair or fixing ... spent - it was either saved or put on a credit card to pay down debt. It was not used to stimulate [more...]

Date: 2008-10-16 13:00:23

Devil In Details On MTA Tax and Spend Plan

A few figures provided by the MTA should give everyone pause about just how much money can be raised by the tolling of the Harlem River and East ... with a $469 million deficit.To begin to pay down the debt, a monthly fee of $1 per account will be instituted. This fee will be dedicated to reducing the E-ZPass debt and instituting improvements [more...]

Date: 2008-12-05 15:25:00

a stimulus plan you’ll never see

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/instapund… If the Government wants to stimulate the economy, ... you have with fiscal stimulus. People will save some of the tax cuts, but people need to pay down debt too ... then why not just declare a payroll tax holiday immediately? It’s fast to turn on, fast to turn [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 14:16:16

1 Penny = 1 Billion Dollars

Taking a look at these humorous cartoons about how high gas prices were this summer, ... . We can use that extra money to either pay down our credit card debt, save more money or give our kids ... . Photo Credit: jackslife Advertisement: Real Estate Investing Forums Discuss real estate, network [more...]

Date: 2008-12-05 19:44:34

$2.3 billion in crown assets for sale. Will Flaherty spend the cash or pay down the debt?

The Canadian Press is reporting that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty hopes to keep the government out of deficit in part by selling $2 ... proposing a temporary removal of the right to strike in the public service, perhaps indicating ... the national debt, and use the interest savings for tax relief stimulus. Kevin Gaudet with the Canadian [more...]

Date: 2008-11-28 02:11:48

"Is The Deficit A Threat To A Future Recovery?"

Jamie Galbraith responds to the question posed by the National Journal, "Is the deficit a threat to future recovery?" James K ... problem is not that it is too big, but that it is too small. Far too small. In principle ... device to promote expansion, since tax savings will be used first to try to pay down debt... A major [more...]

Date: 2008-12-03 20:24:00

Foodhacking tickets still available!

On the evening of Day 3, please join us at the c-base for an evening of events to help support the “mothership” hackerspace in Berlin ... to pay down their legacy power debt- that’s why we’re calling the evening “Power to the People” ... , you can learn all about foodhacking! Starting at 2 PM, you can help prepare the evening’s dinner [more...]

Date: 2008-12-28 15:55:05

Got Credit Card debt? You may be in luck…

by Rolfe Winkler, CFA If you’re delinquent on your credit card balances, now may be a good time to pay down that debt ... are being offered deals that forgive 20 to 70 percent of credit card debt… Just as lenders competed ... desperate card companies: After helping to foster the explosive growth of consumer debt in recent [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 01:44:51

That Makes Me Stabby: Do We Have an Obligation to Spend?

The other day I was watching CNN. (I need to stop doing that. It tends to make me stabby.) ... . I didn’t buy multiple cars I didn’t need. I didn’t let mounds of credit card pile up without panicking ... , not permanently. As I said yesterday, we need to pay down our debt, but the government also needs to fund [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 01:51:12

House Envy

I’ll admit it. I have it. I have it every single day ... with mowing, snow removal, all the “house” things by myself for 6 mo every year. 2- Give up football ... our mortgage. We are methodically paying down bills to get out of debt. Could we afford a bigger house? Yeah [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 19:31:45

Foreclosures up a record 81% in 2008

side note: It’s gonna be a tough 2009 for our country….if you have debt, try to start paying it down. By Les Christie CNNMoney.com Filings continued to soar through the end of the year - and there’s no relief in sight for 2009. NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — U.S. foreclosure filings spiked by more than 81% in 2008, a record [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 15:04:24

Guest Post: Simple Steps to Start Saving

Trisha Wagner is a freelance writer for DestroyDebt.com, a debt community featuring debt forums ... , such as paying off credit card debt or saving money toward a down payment for a car or house [more...]

Date: 2008-12-24 14:00:29

Deep Thought

The fact that more than two and a half million jobs were lost in 2008 proves that upper-class tax cuts are great economic policy. And thank God we took the advice of the great Alan Greenspan and didn't pay down the debt too quickly; that was always a serious risk and we sure couldn't use that money now. [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 16:48:00

The Mary Kay truths you find out later

West face of the United States Supreme Court b... Image via Wikipedia From the Pink Truth: "Mary Kay-isms" abound in every Unit, everywhere, USA ... to pay down your credit card debt. How many of these were you told?" So what are the stories?  Go to Pink Truth to find out more.Related articles by ZemantaConsumer Debt Relief Is Aiding Tens [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 02:34:56

What Does HomeAway VC Funding Mean to Orlando Vacation Home Market?

Eyebrows were raised earlier this week when HomeAway, an Austin, Texas based vacation tech company, ... opportunities for the company to pay down debt, insiders to cash in a little equity ... as a result of lower gas pricing for consumers. 3. Grow its presence in the vacation home managment [more...]

Date: 2008-11-15 05:35:15

Deals of the day sites - Avoiding impulse shopping

I received an interesting comment on my Deals of the day sites article I wrote that said: ... a budget item I have a line item in my budget for my personal spending.  Sometimes I use it, sometimes ... into another budget category if needed, usually to pay down on our debt. Another option [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 11:56:50

Another $500 a person handout?

I thought we tried this last year, and it didn't work ... by many people to pay down debt, rather than spending the money and boosting the economy ... is what we want them to do in order to help the economy (reportedly, only a third of the earlier $300/person [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 15:40:44

Bad Debtors Be Warned, You Are Being Watched!

As the recession takes a hold more and more people are struggling to repay debt. Personal debt in Britain is increasing at a dramatic rate and is now approaching the 1.4 trillion pounds mark. However for one sector, business is booming. These are the private investigators charged with tracking down non payers of debt. “Why should people get away with not paying?” says a spokesperson for the Bankruptcy Advisory Service, which counsels bad debtors. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-11 01:50:50

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