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3 Reasons People Stay In Debt

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People get into debt for various reasons, sometimes for things beyond their control. Though it may not be easy, some debtors will take the necessary steps to resolve debt, learn from their experiences, and make the effort to live within their means. Then there are others who can’t seem to avoid debt, no matter how hard they try. We’ll explore 3 reasons why people get caught up in the ...

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Debt, Diets, and Dinosaurs

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Overeating and debt have a lot in common.  Like the facility of chugging ice-cold eggnog, it’s easy to charge things on your credit card in a frenzy of impulse buys. For instance, the act of going to the grocery store on an empty stomach can encompass both gluttony and spendthrift. As your stomach is growling and you look in your cart, you say to yourself, “Am I really going to eat ...

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Financial Lessons from the Hunger Games

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A few weeks ago, I went to see the second movie in The Hunger Games franchise, Catching Fire. Yes, I may be a little bit biased but it really was amazing! If you haven’t seen the movies or read the books yet, I’ll give you fair warning – now’s the time to turn back. There will be spoilers.

The story revolves around Katniss Everdeen, our heroine, who gets thrust into the limelight ...

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Refined Debt

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Do you ever wonder if refined, British people can, in actuality, really be the product of massive amounts of personal debt? But of course.

On November 20, RT News reported that the “total personal debt in the U.K. has reached record highs – 1.4 trillion pounds, a new report has shown.” The article goes on to say that this is roughly the equivalent of 94% of the United Kingdom’s economic output. ...

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Debt and Holiday Shopping

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We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Did you participate in any Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales? The holiday retail frenzy is in full effect, and it seems like every year it gets bigger and crazier. Forget the turkey – some people skip Thanksgiving dinner altogether so that they can line up earlier at their favorite stores. For them, it’s clear that Black Friday is the truly notable “holiday”.

Though Black ...

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