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Is Student Loan Debt as Bad as It Seems?

Student loan debt is clearly a major financial burden for recent grads, but is it as bad as other kinds of debt?

How a Single Mother In Debt Over $200K Is Fixing Her Finances

We're helping a reader get control of her debt and the rest of her finances. Read her story and find out how far she's come already!

How to Use a Credit Card for an Emergency Without Drowning In Debt

You know you shouldn't use a credit card to pay for an emergency. But what if that's your only choice?

6 Ways to Avoid Vacation Debt

Nobody wants to return home from vacation to a giant credit card bill. We'll help you avoid vacation debt altogether.

What to Do If You're Retiring With Debt

Debt's a burden at any age. For retirees on fixed or reduced income, it can feel especially heavy.

Why Retiring With Debt Isn't the End of the World

You've probably heard that retiring with debt is a costly mistake. But is it really the end of the world?

7 Easy First Steps to Paying Off Debt

Facing debt can be overwhelming. Where do you start? These simple steps will start you on the path to repayment.

7 Strategies for Paying Off Debt When Living on a Variable Income

Attention, freelancers! If you live on a variable income, it's time to rethink your debt payment strategy.

Why You Need to Know the Difference Between Secured and Unsecured Debts

You have secured debt, and you have unsecured debt. Do you know the difference? It's time to learn.

Here's How Debt Settlement Can Make Your Debt Worse

Debt settlement companies make a pretty convincing pitch, but beware: They just might leave you worse off.

The New Grad's Guide to Debt Management

If you recently graduated college, there's a good chance you recently got that first student loan bill. Lost? We've got you covered.

6 Foolish Ways to Pay Down Debt

You might think that any debt repayment strategy is a good one — but these wrong moves could leave you worse off. Don't try this at home!

What's Better: Less Debt or More Savings?

Does your high-interest debt count as an "emergency?" Well, yes, but not one worth draining your entire emergency fund.

We Do the Math: Save for Retirement or Pay Off Credit Card Debt?

It's a finance question for the ages: Should you save for retirement, or pay off credit card debt? Find out what the math says.

Who Pays When Loved Ones Leave Debt Behind?

Losing a loved one is hard enough. Managing their unfinished money matters makes it tougher.

6 Money Moves to Make If Your Net Worth Is Negative

Net worth is an important marker of personal financial health. What do you do when it hovers in subzero territory?

Get Out of Debt Faster With the "Debt Snowflake"

Every dollar counts during debt repayment. Finding small savings or windfalls to put toward your debt can help you pay off your balances faster.

How to Handle Credit Card Debt When You're Unemployed

Credit card debt while unemployed feels like insult added to injury. But you can pull through: Here's how.

Pay These 6 Bills First When Money Is Tight

If your monthly budget just went bust, make sure to prioritize these important bill payments first.

5 Times Personal Loans May Be Better Than Credit Cards

Sometimes getting a personal loan is a better choice than using your credit cards.