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Debt is a four letter word that almost every person has had to deal with since the beginning of written time and history.  Debt was talked about in the bible, by Shakespeare, and by tens of thousands of other authors since.  The posts found in this category have to deal with either my personal relationship with debt, or the idea in general.

What Happens When You Have No Credit History?

Not everyone understands the concept of credit. It sometimes feels unnatural to spend money that isn’t really yours. But having a good history with credit makes it a lot easier to do many important things in life—such a buy a house or car. If you haven’t started establishing your credit yet, you might be wondering what happens when you have no credit history. Is It Possible to Rent an Apartment with No Credit? If you’re out on your own, you need to have a place to live. But it’s a lot harder to get an apartment when you have no credit history. [...]

By |2019-01-30T15:16:39-04:00January 29th, 2019|Debt|0 Comments

4 Skills that Will Help You Stay Debt-Free Forever

Give a man a fish and he’ll be satisfied for a day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll never go hungry again. The same is true, to a certain extent, of finances and money management. A significant windfall or a short-term dividend won’t do much good in the long run if an individual lacks the skills and know-how to handle their personal capital. As such, if you’re looking for a permanent solution to financial worries –– and not a quick-fix –– make sure to check out and strive to develop these four habits that will keep the creditors at bay: Patience [...]

By |2019-02-11T12:54:31-04:00January 22nd, 2019|Debt|0 Comments

Discovering Prepayment Problems with My Student Loans

Despite being out of law school for about 12 years, I still have a pretty good amount of student loans hanging around.  I paid my smallest student loan off way back in 2012 throwing extra money at it when I could, and I never really worried about the balance since they were all locked in at an interest rate of 3.50% and only costs me a few hundred every month so it wasn't worth liquidating assets to pay it off completely.  Notwithstanding, earlier this year I thought it would be a good idea to put a few dollars (and I do mean [...]

By |2018-12-26T10:26:25-04:00December 26th, 2018|Debt|0 Comments

Types of Personal Loans

There are countless reasons you may need some extra cash, especially this time of year. You could need it to cover an emergency (like a roof repair or car accident), make some purchase (Christmas presents), or to consolidate your debts. You may require a loan where a bank lends  you an amount of money for interest and a fixed time frame. Because there are various reasons to get a loan, there are different loans types that are available. Each type has its own pros and cons, so it is smart to review them to know what might work best for you. Many [...]

By |2019-01-20T10:42:27-04:00December 21st, 2018|Debt|0 Comments

5 Things to Consider Before Resorting to Bankruptcy

No one wants to file for bankruptcy. Yet, there were almost 800,000 total bankruptcy filings in 2016 alone—the vast majority of them by individuals. Even though this process is fairly normalized, it’s not something that you should take lightly. Here are five things you should consider before resorting to bankruptcy. Do You Understand What Bankruptcy Means? There are two main types of bankruptcy for individuals: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. These two types of filings work a bit differently: Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the most common form of bankruptcy. In this situation, a person’s non-exempt assets are liquidated for cash in order [...]

By |2019-01-15T09:28:37-04:00November 29th, 2018|Debt|1 Comment