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Here's What Happens to an Account in Collections — Even When You Pay Up

Paying off or settling an account in collections is better than avoiding it. Just don't expect your credit score to rebound soon.

What to Do When a Creditor Sues

When a creditor takes you to court your best defense is preparation.

Here's What to Do If You Get Audited

You're being audited. Don't panic — these steps will help you navigate the process.

7 Warning Signs You're In Debt Denial

Denial can really throw your life off the rails. Denying your debt can be flat-out financially disastrous.

The 5 Biggest Dangers of Credit Card Debt

Credit card debt isn't just a burden — it's a real danger to your finances.

5 Surefire Signs You Have Too Much Debt

Are you toeing the line of too much debt? These warning signs say so.

4 Red Flags That Your Retirement Plan May Be Off Track

Is your retirement off course? If these red flags apply to you, it just might be.

Why Retiring With Debt Isn't the End of the World

You've probably heard that retiring with debt is a costly mistake. But is it really the end of the world?

Here's What Happens If You Don't Pay Your Taxes

If you think owing money to the mob sounds scary, try owing money to the federal government.

5 Politicians Who Struggled With Debt

Money woes can strike just about anyone, even those who would seek to lead us. Would you vote for these five debtors?

Want to Master Your Debt? Think Like a Maze Runner

The path to the debt-free life is challenging, but so liberating once you get there. Kind of like a maze!

You've Defaulted on Your Loan. Now What?

If late loan payments have snowballed into default, don't panic. It's time to dust yourself off and get back on track.

10 Things People Without Debt Do

Debt is not a fact of life. Learn from the lifestyles of those who break free and get on track to following them out of the hole.

Back in Debt? Here's How to Pay it Off for Good

After conquering debt, it's tough to find yourself back in the hole. Have faith! You can pay off your debt again — this time for good.

Account in Collections? Here's How to Fix It

Collections — the term every credit-savvy person fears. If you get that dreaded letter, don't panic. Learn how to deal with a debt in collections.

Oops — I Maxed Out My Credit Cards. Now What?

The convenience of paying with plastic can sometimes lead to trouble. Here's what to do if you've maxed out your credit cards.