Debt treadmillSavings are at an all-time low in America, while the debt load continues to climb. We all know that times are tough, but just how bad is it?
Read on Debt quizBefore you can fix your debt and credit problems, you need to know how bad they are. Take the quiz that's right for you to find out just where you stand on the Debt-o-meter.
Read on How credit worksIt's tough to manage debt if you don't understand how credit works. Learn the process and find out how you can make sure you have a good credit report.
Read on All about credit reportsVery few documents will make as much difference in your life as your credit report. Learn how to obtain, read and understand your financial history.
Read on Joys of good creditGood credit improves your financial health in more ways than most people realize. Keeping your credit rating is worth the effort, but don't get carried away.
Read on Danger aheadDebt problems don't just suddenly appear. Most of the time they take a while, and if you're alert for signs of trouble, you can probably avoid any potential disasters.
Read on Bad creditBad credit can hurt a consumer in many ways. Don't make it worse. Understand how debt negotiation and bankruptcy work.
Read on Getting helpThe bad news is that you're in financial trouble. The good news is that there's help available. Credit counseling and loan consolidation can make a difference.
Read on Tools to useHaving trouble getting your finances in order? Here are some calculators and other tools to help you work things out.
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Dear Debt Adviser, I have about $50,000 of debt on credit cards. My credit rating is still high. I am thinking about a debt consolidation loan. Will that adversely affect my credit rating? -- DT Dear DT, The cliche... Read more