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Financial Illiteracy—Why It’s a Problem and How to Avoid it

“Financial illiteracy is not unique to any one population. It affects everyone; men and women, young and old, across all racial and socioeconomic lines. No longer can we stand by and ignore this problem. The economic future of the United States depends on it.”—President’s Advisory Council. Below you will find tips and links to resources

How To Tackle ‘Debt Stress’: 5 Top Tips

Having out-of-control debt is a source of major stress and worry for many. Debt can start small and manageable, but often continues to escalate if not handled properly. Dealing properly with debt stress is important. Try the following: 1. Assess the scale of your debts. Part of the problem for many is not knowing precisely the extent

How an Index Card Helped Me Get Out of Credit Card Debt

Today I’m excited to share a get-out-of-debt-success-story with you. It’s actually the story of a life-long family friend, Stephen Gardner and his wife working together to do what many young families dream of: becoming debt free. Since we have been great friends for a long time, I was able to watch a few of the struggles and the

How to Calculate Your Real Debt and the Quickest-Least Expensive Way to Pay It Off

It is often a good thing to take a look at a debt calculator to find the total Real Debt (debt+ interest) that you will pay and when you will have it paid off. If you use a tool like this  you can determine the least expensive way (least amount of interest) you will pay

How to Get Out of Debt

Most Americans are in quite a bit of consumer debt. Consumer debt (also known as bad debt) is accrued by purchasing items that you don’t have the money to pay for. Living a rich life (materially and non-materially) requires that you have financial peace of mind. Financial peace of mind cannot come when you don’t have

9 Ways to Get a Degree Without Going into Debt

I graduated with my bachelor’s degree at age 20 with zero debt. I didn’t have the help of any grants or scholarships. My parents stressed that us kids needed to work for and pay for every penny of our educations. Further, they made too much for us to get any kind of assistance. Thus, I

How to Avoid Debt

People who make a lot of money, and I mean A LOT of money are not always financially rich. I once heard about a plastic surgeon that was very well known. He had a huge practice and specialized in a high-net worth or celebrity clientele. He had a few mansions, a private jet and a

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