Category Archives: Debt

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 showContinue Reading

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?Continue Reading

Have You Ever Recovered from Bad Credit?

The first step you must take to recover from bad credit is to know what is on your credit report. You are legally entitled to one free credit report each year. Make sure that everything on your credit report is actually valid. It is not unusual for credit reports to contain mistaken information. If youContinue Reading

Working your Way out of a Bad Credit Situation

If you are struggling with bad credit, take some comfort in the fact you are not alone. Recent statistics suggest that 25% of all Americans are in a bad credit situation. Do not despair though, as there are many ways you can rebuild your credit score. Using a credit card designed especially for bad credit,Continue Reading

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 howContinue Reading

Open Letter to Congress: Stay Away from Business Credit Cards

I was shocked and then disappointed when I read the title of a recent WSJ article, “Lawmakers Urge Crackdown on Business Cards.”  The Author, Jessica Silver-Greenberg, sums up the request from the usual players in the world of “Americans are too stupid to take care of themselves” A group of four U.S. Senate Democrats, includingContinue Reading