debt

6 Warning Signs That You Need to Stop Using Your Credit Cards

Consumer credit is a wonderful convenience. It can also be a terrible burden. Learn to identify the signs of a burdensome credit relationship.

10 Things You Should Do Now to Get Your Finances in Order for the Holidays

Get an early start on the holidays planning by fixing your finances. That way, you'll have one less resolution to make when the New Year arrives.

Enter the “Life After Debt” $16,000 Giveaway: Plus $500 Just for Wise Bread Readers

ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions is giving away $16,000 in prizes PLUS an additional $500 exclusive for Wise Bread Readers! [more]

8 Organizations That REALLY Can Help You With Your Debt

Some debtors fall victim to shady debt relief companies who often make everything worse. Instead, turn to these trusted organizations.

6 Ways Debt Settlement Can Leave You Deeper in Debt (Even With Trustworthy Companies)

It's true. Debt settlement can actually leave you deeper in debt after you've settled with your creditors. Here's what to watch for.

Best Money Tips: The Debt Edition

Today we are featuring some of the best articles from around the web on debt!

10 Dark-Side Motivations to Get You Out of Debt

Getting out of debt requires determination and motivation. Does it matter if those motivations are inspired by our darker angels?

5 Inspiring People Who Each Paid Off Over $100,000 in Debt

For these five people debt totaling $100k — or more — seemed insurmountable. That is, until they paid it off. Find out how you can, too.

10 Ways to Prevent an Emergency From Driving You Into Debt

If you're caught short when life catches you short, don't panic. Instead, try these strategies to manage an emergency and avoid debt.

10 Things You Think Affect Your Credit Score — But Don't

Myths abound about what does and does not impact a credit score. Read this list of "Does Nots" and know why your score is gonna be fine.

8 Things People With Good Credit Never Do

Want good credit? Don't do this.

The Most Valuable Thing Debt Takes From You Isn't Money — It's This

The longer you stay in the debt, the more it's going to cost you.

4 Financial Mistakes That Limit Your Freedom

The mistakes you make with money hurt more than your finances — they limit your freedom. Are you making any of these mistakes?

The Simple 5-Step Plan to Complete Money Management

It's actually easy (and even fun!) to be in control of household finances. Follow this simple plan and use the free tools to take charge of your money.

How to Get All of the Benefits of Your Credit Cards — and None of the Costs

Credit card companies know that consumers can't resist shiny rewards programs. Learn how to get the rewards, with none of the guilt (or debt!).

Best Money Tips: Steps to Get Out of Debt

Today we found some great articles on getting out of debt, beating rising food prices, and facts on your social security statement.

25 Dumb Habits That Are Keeping You in Debt

Struggling with debt? It's probably because you've made one (or more!) of these money behaviors a bad habit. Learn what they are and how you can change.

15 Great Things You Could Do If You Just Got Rid of Your Debt

Everybody knows debt is terri-bad for finances and futures. But do you realize exactly how many wonderful things you could do if you were debt-free?

6 Steps to Take When You Have More Bills Than Income

When the bills are mounting, don't give up! Get proactive with your creditors, cut your costs, and start rebuilding your credit. Here's how.

3 Reasons Why You're Still in Debt

Avoiding — and climbing out of — debt is pretty simple. But that doesn't mean it's easy. Learn why you're still in debt — and how to get out of it.