Category Archives: Debt

Getting My American Express Gold Card Annual Fee Waived

I remember recently that it was about a year since I signed up for the American Express Gold Card.  The sole reason I signed up for the card was the 50,000 bonus points I received (their deals change all the time) and I knew I would be going on a trip this year so I

Factors to Consider When Consolidating Debt

At the office the other day a colleague asked me to analyze his refinance decision and while we getting deep into the calculations (taking into account taxes, remaining interest, etc.) I started to think about things to consider when deciding to consolidate one’s debt.  I don’t think refinancing one’s main home is as easy as

How to Beat Debt Successfully

Clearing your loans and borrowings can require a lot of effort and planning, especially if the size of your debt has been increasing steadily over time. Small loans can be paid off easily by making minor changes to your daily life, but serious cases need serious attention to pay off the loans. Here are some

What is the difference between a subsidized and unsubsidized loan?

Whether you are looking to enroll in college or purchase a home, it is important to know the difference between a subsidized or unsubsidized loan. In both student loans and homeowner loans, there are two options. Both have qualifications that need to be met in order to participate. A person must be able to show

Should You Ever Go Past Your Debt Limit?

With all the talk of the United States government considering a raise to the federal debt limit, it should give Americans the opportunity and desire to revisit their own debt limits. Personal Debt Limit So the question then becomes, what is your family’s debt limit and should you ever go past it into uncharted territory?

How Much Interest Do You Pay Monthly?

How Much Interest Do You Pay Monthly?

I can’t believe it has been 19 months since I last determined how much interest I pay to financing companies!  I remember how I felt when I wrote that post, while I understood how amortization loans worked and that financing costs were inevitable it wasn’t until I did the actual calculations that I found how