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Should You Pay Off Debt, or Should You Save and Invest?

By Christy Bieber The answer depends on what kind of debt you have and what your savings and investing goals are. America is a nation of borrowers, with around eight in 10 households reporting they were in debt when responding to a Pew Charitable Trusts survey. Mortgages were the most common liability for those who

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How Fast Should You Pay Off Your Student Loans?

By Maurie Backman Most students want to get rid of their debt as soon as possible — but there are certain goals and milestones that shouldn’t be sacrificed along the way. Workers who graduate college typically out-earn those with just a high school diploma, which is why pursuing a degree makes sense. But higher education

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How to Pay Off Debt: 6 Strategies That Work

By BRENDAN HARKNESS In more ways than one, debt can be a four-letter word. When it gets out of control — whether from medical bills, shopping sprees, or unexpected emergencies — it becomes an albatross that affects your emotional and physical health. Although it might feel overwhelming, you can tackle any debt the same way:

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How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt When You Have No Idea Where to Start

We know how easy it is to rack up credit card debt. Over 41% of American households carry a credit card balance, and the average balance for those households is $9,333, according to a study from financial data website ValuePenguin. But here’s the thing about credit cards: They only benefit you when you’re building credit

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