• Using Discipline & Lifestyle Changes to Resolve Debt

    It is likely that poor decisions or unexpected circumstances got you into debt. In order to get out of debt you'll have to form a plan and adjust your behavior to live within your means. Follow these steps to get your money back into your control!
    By Joe Lawrence May 10, 2016 

  • Student Loan Debt Rising for People Over 50

    The student debt crisis is not just limited to the young. In fact, research shows that Americans ages 50-59 owe $112 billion in student loans! What caused this debt crisis?
    By Francis Thompson February 3, 2014 

  • Student Loan Repayment Options: Income Based Payment Plan

    For students struggling to make their monthly loan payments, an income based repayment plan may be ideal. Learn more about how it works and find out if you are eligible.
    By Francis Thompson January 27, 2014 

  • Are Student Loans Forgiven After Death?

    One of the only ways to have student debt forgiven is through the death of the borrower. However, this is not always true, especially in the case of private loans. Parents and spouses of deceased loved ones may also have to watch out for tax hits on forgiven...
    By Mark Miller January 6, 2014 

  • Considering a Payday Loan? Learn Why They're so Dangerous

    Many families turn to "payday loans" (short-term loans for small amounts) as a quick fix to get out of a sticky financial situation (or to afford more gifts for Christmas, perhaps?) However, these loans can be very dangerous...
    By Mark Miller December 12, 2013 

  • Guide to Filing Bankruptcy: Knowing Your Options

    The mere word "bankruptcy" is enough to fill the most responsible person with dismay. Unfortunately, there are times when there are simply no other good options. Long term unemployment, excessive medical bills and even divorce can all lead to...
    By Finn Orfano September 9, 2011 

  • A Guide to Personal Financial Freedom: Is it Fact or Fiction?

    Late night TV is filled with ads from so-called personal finance experts who will happily take several of your hard-earned dollars and give you the secrets of financial freedom. But, you don't really need to cough up some of your extra dough. Instead...
    By Carly Stockwell August 31, 2011 

  • Got Student Loans? Learn How to Negotiate the Debt!

    If you are preparing to enter into the negotiating process with your student loan lender, you better go in prepared. Learn the primary reasons lenders allow you to renegotiate your students loans, make sure you fit the bill and then uncover your options...
    By Kristie Lorette August 24, 2011 

  • Can Debt Servicing Companies Get You Out of Debt?

    In tough times many of us face debt—overwhelming debt! With lower income levels due to job loss or illness it’s often hard to repay that debt on your own. Should you seek out the help of a debt arbitrator? Find government facts and...
    By Jean Scheid August 23, 2011 

  • Drowning in Debt: Sensible Steps to Survival

    Most people find it easy to get into debt and not as easy to get out of debt. Achieve freedom from excessive debt by making an honest review of income and expenses, and find ways to pay down debt that has already been incurred. Find help overcoming barriers...
    By Finn Orfano August 23, 2011 
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