Do you want something badly enough to borrow money? When it comes to debt, it’s a hard concept for me to endorse. I find it very hard to think that there are things I want badly enough that I would take on a debt to buy. But the general public obviously doesn’t share my concern. […]
It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay – Ecclesiastes 5:5 In this day and age it seems to have become more and more common for people to live above their means, and to use credit and debt to increase their lifestyle. Instead of saving up for […]
If you’ve been reading this blog for any period of time, you probably know that I’m not a huge fan of credit cards. As a Dave Ramsey fan and facilitator for his Financial Peace University class, you’d probably understand why. In general I think that using debt and credit are just poor ways to get […]
I’ve noticed lately that the credit card companies are using a new tactic (or at least new to me). They’re doing things for cardholders that on the surface appear to be helpful in order to make you think that they’re on your side. They’re you’re friend, and they’re here to help you! I’ve seen a […]
The debt snowball has been touted as one of the most effective ways for people to pay off debt. Here’s how it works, and some pros and cons
Some financial gurus suggest that you save $1000 for an emergency fund before getting in to hardcore debt reduction. Is it enough?
In his address this week President-elect Obama talked about how his administration plans to face the many economic challenges that face them this coming year. In this week’s weekly address, President-elect Barack Obama lays out the challenges that face us in the new year, and his plan for taking them on. “We need an American […]
This is a Guest Post written by Tisha Tolar. Tisha is a freelance writer providing content for CreditCardAssist.com, where she regularly writes about credit cards, rewards programs and general consumer finance issues. Busy, busy, busy. That is how so many people describe their lives today. There is not always time to truly focus on the […]
I recently called to cancel an old American Express card. The moment I got on the phone, the appeals to stay started.
The holidays are almost here, and if you haven’t already, it’s time to start thinking about buying Christmas gifts for family friends and neighbors! Will you be heading out to wait in line at one of the Black Friday sales? Christmas is one of those times of year that we normally throw caution to the […]
Christmas Is For Debt? Christmas will soon be upon us with all of the good cheer, family get-togethers and presents! All of the big department stores are already in full-on Christmas mode, with aisles upon aisles of decorations in the front of the store and Christmas music pumping over the PA systems. It’s hard not […]
I had a question posed to me this week about 401k loans, and whether they were a good idea. The person said they were considering using a 401k loan to pay off some higher interest credit card debt. The rationale behind doing this was that they’d rather pay themselves interest than the credit card company, […]
credit: orphanjones I was reading an article this morning that just stressed another reason why cash and saving is king, and why you shouldn’t rely on debt to “get ahead”. When you do rely on debt and credit cards it will always come back to haunt you, and you’ll find you’ve become slave to that […]
Yesterday I posted the news that we had all been waiting to hear. Congress had finally come to an agreement and had settled on a bailout deal to help jump-start our faltering markets. The price tag? A mere $700 billion dollars. At the announcement of proposed deal the Dow Jones industrials enjoyed a 196-point gain […]