Financial Cents: Posts About Debt

Your Guide to Escaping a Debt Trap

Being deep in debt can feel like you're sinking in quicksand. But hope is not lost! Here are some tips to help you plan your debt trap escape.

Posted on: November 08, 2018


10 Good Money Habits to Make Your Friends Jealous

There are better reasons to save money than wanting to make your friends turn green with jealousy. But as motivating factors go, this one ain't half bad.

Posted on: November 05, 2018


It’s Not Just You: Medical Costs Are Out of Control

There isn't any single reason that medical costs have gone up, but that just means there aren't any easy solutions either.

Posted on: October 25, 2018


What It Really Means to Cosign a Loan

If you wouldn't be comfortable taking out a given loan for yourself, then you'll want to think twice about cosigning that loan for someone else.

Posted on: September 28, 2018


What’s the Quickest Way to Fix Bad Credit?

In order to find the best—or the fastest—way to fix your credit score, you'll have to reckon with why your score is bad in the first place.

Posted on: September 27, 2018


What Happens When You Can’t Pay Back Your Personal Loan

If you default on your personal loan, you're going to enter a world of debt collectors and garnished wages. Instead, try talking to your lender first.

Posted on: September 27, 2018


What’s the Best Way to Tackle Student Loan Debt?

Your strategy will depend on what kinds of student loans you've taken out, what interest rates you pay, and how much extra money you can spare.

Posted on: September 06, 2018


Can You Flee Your Debt by Fleeing the Country?

Most debts won't follow you to another country, but staying one step ahead of your creditors might be a lot harder than you think.

Posted on: August 30, 2018


What to Do When You Have Too Much Medical Debt

If you are suffering from crushing medical debt—something that is all too common—try talking directly to your provider to get your bills under control.

Posted on: August 24, 2018


No Credit Card? Here Are 6 Ways You Can Still Fix Your Credit Score

Strategies include becoming an authorized user on someone else's account, getting a cosigner, paying down your outstanding debts and more!

Posted on: August 13, 2018