You earned your degree and it's time to take the world by storm, right? Not so fast - these financial pitfalls can bring you crashing back to reality.
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I graduated from university with a commerce degree in economics. I even took a few finance papers along the way, so I think it’s pretty ironic that while this was going on, I was simultaneously digging myself into a hole of not only student loan debt, but also consumer debt. I guess this just shows the disconnection that I have between knowledge and behaviour.
When some consumers decide to consolidate their debt, they do so with the help of a home equity loan, but there are other options.
February is a short month and the end of it just kinda snuck up on me by surprise but nevertheless it’s time for my end of month debt repayment update! I say it with such enthusiasm but to be honest, I’m not that thrilled with this month’s debt repayment update…
Do you ever get those infamous “Nigerian Prince” emails in your spam folder that makes you wonder why some people actually fall for this craziness? It’s so bad, it’s sad because if there weren’t people actually falling for these “quick and easy” money schemes, then the promise of a piece of the Prince’s riches wouldn’t still be floating around the internet in the year 2014 right?
If you haven’t heard, financial guru Suze Orman recently submitted a Change.org petition that encourages Congress to require banks to submit debit card information to credit bureaus.
When many of us think of credit cards, we don’t immediately think of ways in which they can enhance our lives and our finances. Here are 5 ways that credit cards can be advantageous:
It’s important to understand what credit card pre-qualification means. If you are looking for the best rate advertised, or a high credit limit, you might be unpleasantly surprised.