Debt is the most dreaded word of everyone in the world. However, no matter how much we hate this word, it is always better to be prepared and knowledgeable about anything related to it. Learn more about debt and what you need to know about it here!
The last payment on a large credit card debt that has held you down for years is an incredible feeling. Getting into credit card debt can be done in a few short weeks, while getting out of it takes years. Those years are often filled with intense budgeting, meeting with debt experts, side jobs, […]
As smart consumers, we generally try to avoid acquiring unnecessary debt – we might take a loan to buy a car or have a mortgage on our homes to afford a good location, but with smaller purchases we save, shop carefully, and proceed with caution when using credit cards. Sometimes, though, it makes sense […]
Government debt may often be a confusing topic when addressed as a whole and not broken down and discussed by level. Due to the various types of government debt, it is important to be familiar with the structure of each level of government. There are three main levels of government in the U.S; the […]
Got student loan debt from undergrad, graduate school, or both? If your answer is yes, then the next video in the Charisse Says series on Modest Money, “Ready. Set. Refi.”, is for you. It is nearly impossible to do all of the investing we have discussed in earlier blogs and episodes if you are […]
Puerto Rico scrambled to free up enough money to stave off a default earlier this week on a $355 million debt payment, according to Reuters. In an unprecedented event the archipelago announced a plan that would take money from one group of bondholders to pay another. This sounds somewhat like a ponzi scheme but […]
Millennials who have been out of college for a few years are starting to wonder if they should start investing before they’ve paid off their student loans. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, but each person should be able find the best path forward.
Investment and debt-repayment are two sides of the same […]
Most of us are not fortunate enough to be able to pay for our education outright. If we are lucky, we can obtain a few scholarships to help offset some of the costs, but most graduates leave college saddled with student loan debt. For some recent grads, this means a frighteningly large amount of […]
Are you a spender, a saver, or maybe somewhere in between? There are so many different pieces that make up our very dynamic personalities, but have you considered how your personality affects your finances?
Could your outgoing personality cause you to spend more on social events? Or could your even-tempered nature keep you levelheaded and […]
It’s much like a sinkhole or quicksand; once you have fallen victim to the debt of high-interest credit cards, you feel like you are sinking further and further into the abyss.
The good news (well, sort of) is that you aren’t the only one. In the United States, we collectively owe $880 billion, with each […]
With my son preparing to go to college in a little more than a year, I have been thinking about my own journey from living at home with my parents to becoming an adult. Part of this transformation involved going from having no debt and no real financial obligations to being loaded down with […]