Archive | Credit/Debt

Getting Ready for Your Rebate

Are you among the 130 million taxpayers who will receive a rebate as part of the government’s economic stimulus plan? (Check eligibility requirements here) If so, with the government poised to begin sending checks in May, now would be a good time to decide what you’ll do with the money. Single tax payers will receive […]

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Motivation for Getting Out of Debt

If you carry a balance on a credit card, you probably know the helpless feeling of dutifully making the minimum payment, only to get your next statement and see how little your balance has budged. A better approach is fixing the amount that you pay each month (instead of paying the minimum amount required by […]

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Giving ID Thieves the Big Chill

We will soon have a new, albeit cumbersome, weapon in the fight against identity theft. According to an article on, by next month people in all 50 states will be able to freeze their credit file at all three of the major credit bureaus. Everyone already has the right to place a fraud alert […]

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