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Too Much Holiday Debt? Don’t Make It Worse

By Steven Shaw on 1/4/2014

Too Much Holiday Debt? Don't Make It Worse

As a credit card user, your main prerogative is to steer clear of racking up high debt (especially on a high-interest card). However, if you’ve tangled yourself in a messy debt situation, there are options to simplifying what you owe, as well as how much interest you’ll accrue. By opening a low-interest balance transfer credit card, you can get a break on your debt payments.

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How to Make a Budget From Scratch

By Steven Shaw on 7/2/2013

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The difference between people who are financially secure and those who are not often comes down to one thing: Whether or not they make a budget — and stick to it. Of course, there are many other factors, but that is a consistent one. Not only does budgeting lead to security, but it also can play a role in helping you pay off debt and raising your credit score over time.

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Why Did My Credit Score Drop After I Paid Off My Balance?

By Steven Shaw on 5/28/2013

Why Did My Credit Score Drop After Paying Off My Balance?

We recently received the following question from a reader about why her credit score would drop after paying off a credit card balance:

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