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Should You Use Retirement Savings to Pay Off Debt?
Despite the near sacrosanct status of tax sheltered retirement savings accounts, there are situations in which liquidation makes abundant sense. From the outset, let me say that I don’t advocate raiding retirement accounts except under extreme circumstances. When to consider tapping retirement Continue Reading
By Kevin M The economy and the job market are finally showing signs of life. Unfortunately, debt problems are cumulative in nature and often take years to work out. In the process, many are dealing with an unwelcome semi-professional: the debt collector. Now, when you’ve been through tou Continue Reading
One of the trends taking place right now is a desire to move away from using credit. Another point of interest is the idea that you can get by without a good credit history. After all, if you aren't applying for a loan, do you really need to worry about what's in your credit report? Many think that Continue Reading
Payoff your credit cards by freeing up your budget and putting away some saving. Begin paying off the smallest cards first, then hit the big ones. Ignore interest rates. Continue Reading