MONEY TROUBLE

Learn some tips and tricks to get back on track

Life happens, we get that. If you're experiencing financial difficulty, these articles could help you get where you want to be. Stop worrying. Start getting ahead.

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Money Trouble

5 Things You Should Know About Bankruptcy

Bank¬≠rupt¬≠cy is rarely anyone‚Äôs first choice when try¬≠ing to cope with over¬≠whelm¬≠ing debt. Learn more about bank¬≠rupt¬≠cy, what it means, and if it might be right for you.

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Do I Have Too Much Debt?

Whether or not you have too much debt is not always eas¬≠i¬≠ly deter¬≠mined. Learn some com¬≠mon warn¬≠ing signs indi¬≠cat¬≠ing you are in finan¬≠cial trou¬≠ble, and what to do about them. 

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3 Simple Ways to Stay Debt Free All Year

Learn how to set up a sim¬≠ple strat¬≠e¬≠gy that will help you stay debt free all year. Stop spend¬≠ing. Start get¬≠ting ahead.

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8 Ways to Make the Most Out of a Reduced Paycheck

Bub¬≠bles burst, the econ¬≠o¬≠my fal¬≠ters, com¬≠pa¬≠nies down¬≠size, and per¬≠son¬≠al dis¬≠as¬≠ters hap¬≠pen which can result in a reduced pay¬≠check. Here are some things you can do if you find your¬≠self liv¬≠ing with less. 

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Learn How to Prioritize Your Bills

If you‚Äôre expe¬≠ri¬≠enc¬≠ing finan¬≠cial hard¬≠ship and are hav¬≠ing trou¬≠ble pay¬≠ing all of your bills, it‚Äôs prob¬≠a¬≠bly time for some strate¬≠gic plan¬≠ning. Learn how to pri¬≠or¬≠i¬≠tize your bills, set up pay¬≠ment agree¬≠ments, and oth¬≠er resources.

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How Financial Stress Affects Your Health

Mon¬≠ey may not buy you hap¬≠pi¬≠ness, but stud¬≠ies show that your rela¬≠tion¬≠ship with it impacts your health. Learn how finan¬≠cial stress can affect your phys¬≠i¬≠cal and men¬≠tal health, and what you can do about it. 

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16 Things Debt Collectors Can‚Äôt Do

If your debt has been trans¬≠ferred to a col¬≠lec¬≠tions agency, the agency has the right to col¬≠lect. But that doesn‚Äôt mean that they can do any¬≠thing and every¬≠thing to take what you owe.

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8 Easy Ways to Get Out of Credit Card Debt

Cred¬≠it cards can give you free¬≠dom, but they can also give you debt if you‚Äôre not care¬≠ful. If you‚Äôve got¬≠ten lost in finance pur¬≠ga¬≠to¬≠ry, here are 8 things you can do to help get you out.

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How to Negotiate with Collections Agencies

Most peo¬≠ple will avoid talk¬≠ing to a col¬≠lec¬≠tion agency. It can seem scary, intim¬≠i¬≠dat¬≠ing, and like a fight¬≠ing a los¬≠ing bat¬≠tle. Believe it or not, though, it‚Äôs pos¬≠si¬≠ble to nego¬≠ti¬≠ate with a col¬≠lec¬≠tion agent and end up pay¬≠ing less than you owe.

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How to Pay Off Medical Debt

Med¬≠ical bills can be a source of finan¬≠cial frus¬≠tra¬≠tion for a lot of peo¬≠ple. Don‚Äôt wor¬≠ry, though! There are ways you can make pay¬≠ing your bills more manageable. 

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Building Credit

6 Simple Tips to Rebuild Credit

Not hap¬≠py with your cred¬≠it score? You‚Äôre not alone. A lot of peo¬≠ple have to rebuild their cred¬≠it at some point in their life. Here are 6 sim¬≠ple things you can do to get back on track. 

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Personal Finance

How to Jump Start Your Emergency Fund

Life hap¬≠pens. An emer¬≠gency fund is a good way to pre¬≠pare for unex¬≠pect¬≠ed events by giv¬≠ing you a finan¬≠cial cush¬≠ion to han¬≠dle emer¬≠gen¬≠cies with¬≠out going into debt.

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Loans

Understanding Debt Consolidation

Is it time to con¬≠sol¬≠i¬≠date your debt? Learn more about the dif¬≠fer¬≠ent strate¬≠gies and find out which one is right for you. 

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