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Is power of attorney responsible for debt?
A power of attorney can help you care for a loved one. But will their debt affect you?
Pay debt or invest in kid's 529 plan?
College savings plans make a lot of sense. But are they more important than paying debts?
Best way to pay down $50K debt?
Paying the minimum amount could leave you in debt forever. Here's the way to pay it off feasibly.
How to handle military spouse's bad debt
How should a military wife deal with a deceased spouse's bad debt? Here's an action plan.
How far can creditors go with a bank levy?
Creditors can nab your savings with a bank levy. Can they go after your parents?
How to pay debt while improving credit score
Which is a better way to pay $5,000: a credit card balance transfer or a bank loan?
How to quickly boost my credit score
Your credit report has a long memory. Here's how to get it to forget your checkered past.
Cash out investments to pay student loan?
You're dying to pay off that student loan. Should you sell your investments to do it?
Use lump-sum pension to pay credit card?
Your lump-sum pension was meant to be spent later, but you need the money now. What to do?
I owe $25,000. How do I get out of debt?
You can't hide from debt, even if it came from being charitable. Here's how to get out.
How to handle finances after denied loan
That HELOC will add to your debt, not take it away. There are other ways to fix your finances.
When will judgment disappear from credit?
A judgment will eventually drop off your credit report. But that doesn't mean it's gone.
Why a settled debt is still 'past due'
I settled my old credit card debt. Why is it still marked "past due" on my credit report?
Why didn't bank repo erase my boat debt?
The bank took your boat and charged off the debt. So why are collectors still floating around?
Get debt collectors to leave you alone
Are you being harassed by debt collectors when the debt isn't yours? Make it stop.
If I pay off loan, how's my credit score?
Before you dispose of a debt, consider your credit record along with other factors.
When does old debt fall off credit report?
Checking your credit reports is the best way to see if old debts are still lingering.
Should kids pay mom's debt after death?
When a parent dies with a few debts, are those debts passed on to the children?
How to protect money from garnishment
There are limits to what creditors can take -- especially if you have the right paperwork.
Will prenup protect fiancee from my debt?
Your debt was tough to confess. Now your future in-laws want a prenup. Should you sign?
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