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Buying vs. Leasing a Vehicle: The Eternal Battle

New Vehicle

I’m going to break down leasing a car versus buying a new vehicle. Let’s use, for example, a $300/month lease at 12,000 miles/year for 36 months – over the life of three cars. (That is 108 total months or 9

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Posted in Debt, Shopping

What Will My Holiday Charges Actually Cost Me?

Buy now, pay later. While it sounds like a great idea at the time, the consequences aren’t so great. You end up paying much more than the original purchase price and depending on how much you charged on your credit

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Posted in Credit, Debt, Debt Management Plan, Financial Counseling

What to Do About Those Black Friday Charges

This Friday we’re flashing back to a post from last year talking about how to deal with credit card charges from Black Friday (or any other day really).  So what next? If you got some amazing Black Friday deals and

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Posted in Debt, Debt Management Plan, Financial Counseling, Holiday Shopping

How to Use Power Pay to Pay Off Your Debt Faster

It’s the Monday after Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Did you end your weekend with no balances on your credit cards? If so, you’re probably in the minority. But if you did charge purchases and can’t pay them off

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Posted in Debt, Debt Management Plan, How to Guides

How to pay off your student loans faster

Student loans are very common these days and can take 10+ years to pay in full. Typically only mortgages take longer to pay off! And if you temporarily suspend payments or go back to school and interest accrues, your loan balances will

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Posted in How to Guides, Student Loan
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