Debt Management Guide

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Debt treadmill
Savings 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?
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Debt quiz
Before 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.
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How credit works
It’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.
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All about credit reports
Very few documents will make as much difference in your life as your credit report. Learn how to obtain, read and understand your financial history.
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Joys of good credit
Good 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.
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Danger ahead
Debt 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.
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Bad credit
Bad credit can hurt a consumer in many ways. Don’t make it worse. Understand how debt negotiation and bankruptcy work.
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Getting help
The 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.
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Tools to use
Having trouble getting your finances in order? Here are some calculators and other tools to help you work things out.
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