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Does Paying Off Debt Improve Your Credit Profile?

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Many people who have debt problems often suffer from a bad credit profile as well. It’s a double whammy and definitely something that needs to be taken care of. So, how do you approach the issue? One obvious way to address your credit profile is to pay your bills on time, and when possible, in full. If you have extra cash, use it to pay down any outstanding debt.

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What Happens To Credit Card Debt If You Move Abroad?

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Credit Card Debt – You can run but you can’t hide.

Sometimes, people acquire credit card debt because of poor decisions. Other times, it is a result of factors beyond their control. Regardless, unmanageable credit card debt is detrimental to financial health and needs to be dealt with.

So, what if you’ve amassed so much debt that it’s too overwhelming to pay off? Perhaps you just need a vacation from it all…for ...

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Credit Card Debt

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Credit Card Debt – a little story…

Over the weekend, I was sitting on the train on my way to a baseball game. There were two women sitting behind me, and although I didn’t mean to eavesdrop (They were VERY loud!), I couldn’t help but listen to their conversation. My sentiments turned from feeling badly for them, to feeling confused, and finally feeling appalled. Here’s ...

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Credit Cards – Are They Necessary?

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Have you ever imagined what life would be like if the concept of credit and credit cards didn’t exist? Well, not too long ago, people primarily used cash to pay for things. That’s how I grew up, and that’s how my parents taught me to think about money. If you didn’t have the cash to pay for something, you simply wouldn’t be able to buy it.

Nowadays, it seems like everything is ...

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