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Using a Credit Card For All Purchases Without Going Into Debt

Using a credit card instead of writing checks for everything you have to pay for during the month is tempting. If you could use a credit card, and knew that you wouldn't wind up in debt up to your ..
(September 05, 2008)
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How to Create a Household Budget

If you don't have an actual “budget" in place for your household, you may be completely scared whenever you hear someone say they're “making a budget". Typically, the people who would ..
(June 18, 2008)
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Not All Debt Consolidation Programs Can Rescue Your Financial ..

While debt consolidation almost always helps people get control over excessive, high interest debts, there are actually instances when it doesn't offer much relief. The general idea of debt ..
(July 03, 2008)
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How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

It's amazing to me how many of us go through our working years without too much thought of how we'll live when we retire. Thing is- we want to be able to stop working at some point and enjoy our ..
(July 09, 2008)
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Tips For Avoiding Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a process governed by federal laws that will cancel many of your debts through an order of the court. It does not cancel ALL types of debt, however, and that is important to note before .
(July 23, 2008)
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Credit Cards Can Help You Budget

For people who have learned the effective way to use credit cards, they know they can be a useful budgeting tool. Here's how to use credit cards to your advantage, and actually help yourself keep to ..
(July 23, 2008)
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Using a Home Equity Loan to Pay Off Credit Cards

The majority of Americans carry some sort of credit card debt. Unfortunately, many of us carry so much debt at such high interest rates that it becomes difficult to make a difference in the amount we .
(June 05, 2008)
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 | Finance/Home-Equity-Loans | Visitors: 141

Are 0% Balance Transfer Offers Really Free?

Paying off credit card debt with 0% interest is a dream come true - which is exactly why a large number of credit card companies offer the promotions. They know it will attract new customers who have .
(May 08, 2008)
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Maximizing Gas Rebate Credit Card Rewards to Minimize Gas ..

There are a variety of credit card companies that are trying to help you save money on gasoline. As gas prices are either holding steady at their already-too-high rate or increasing all the time; any .
(March 05, 2008)
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Top 6 Ways to Get Out of Debt

It's certainly easy enough to get yourself into debt, but when it comes to becoming debt free most people struggle for their entire lives without every fully experiencing a debt free existence. Here .
(January 24, 2008)
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When Refinancing a Mortgage Doesn't Help

Most of the time, refinancing your mortgage will result in a lower interest rate and/or lower monthly payments. It may shorten the length of time you have to pay on your mortgage until it's ..
(January 24, 2008)
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Credit Card Customer Service Roundup

When determining which credit card company is right for you, it's important to consider everything the credit card company has to offer. Equally as important as a low APR or advanced security ..
(January 03, 2008)
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Tips for First Time Homebuyers

For the average American, buying a home will be the biggest purchase you ever make. The thought of owing that much money can be quite daunting, especially if you don't make a lot of money or live ..
(January 03, 2008)
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Gas Rebate Cards - Are They Right for You?

You've probably heard about credit cards that offer you rebates on gasoline purchases. With the price of gas rising and falling (but always staying high!), you might be curious about these gas-rebate .
(December 28, 2007)
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4 Great Visa Rewards Cards

Reward cards are a way for credit card companies to give a little back to their customers. You can take advantage of this by selecting a rewards card that gives you rewards for doing what you do ..
(December 20, 2007)
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Credit Cards for Minors?

In the United States, people under the age of 18 cannot legally enter into any contracts without a co-signer, but what about the increasing number of parents who are getting credit cards in their ..
(December 20, 2007)
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Another Way to Pay for School Loans

Most people aren't concerned with the amount of money they borrow in order to go to college- at least, not while they're still in college and avoiding payments by deferring them until after ..
(December 19, 2007)
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Mortgage Refinance Benefits

There are numerous reasons why people decide to refinance their mortgages with the most common reason for refinancing a mortgage is to save money. A refinance could save you thousands of dollars in ..
(December 19, 2007)
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Should Your Student Get a Student Credit Card?

When your child begins college, they are bombarded with any number of offers and good deals, but one that many students are particularly interested in is the student credit card. These credit cards, .
(December 19, 2007)
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You've Been Pre-Approved

You have seen it before. Perhaps you are one of the millions of people who see these words everyday. They come directly to you courtesy of the postal service via your mailbox. These words likely ..
(July 27, 2007)
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Choosing the Right Credit Card Processing Company

There are many credit card processing companies to choose from, how do you know which one you should go with? Will they benefit your company? Are they affordable? Are they reliable? The internet can ..
(July 27, 2007)
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Negative Side Effects of Debt

For any person, debt is like this illness that never goes away, it persists and persists, never truly getting better until action is taken. The comparison works because like an illness, debt can ..
(July 27, 2007)
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Credit Monitoring Services

Online credit monitoring services provide consumers with a suite of tools that help you to take proactive action in monitoring your credit report, while protecting your credit and identity ..
(June 14, 2007)
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Bury the Debt Monster - Part Three

You knew at some point we’d have to use the “B” word. That dreaded word that rhymes with “fudge-it”. Unfortunately, in order for you to successfully bury the debt ..
(June 14, 2007)
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Bury the Debt Monster - Part One

In this series of articles, you will be able to follow along at your own pace as you work to bury the debt monster and regain complete financial control. Whether you were like a child in a candy ..
(June 02, 2007)
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