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Secured Debt and Unsecured Debt: What’s the Difference?

If you are looking to get out of debt, you may have wondered about some of the terminology used to describe your debt. The types of debt available to consumers fall under two main categories: secured debt and unsecured debt. So what’s the difference? On a basic level, the difference between secured debt and unsecured […]

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Stay on Top of Holiday Credit Card Debt

The winter holiday season could easily be renamed the winter spending season. On average, Americans will be spending more money on gifts for the holiday season in 2018 than they did last year. Gallup reports that US adults estimate that they will spend approximately $885 on gifts this year. Unfortunately, all that holiday spending can lead to holiday […]

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5 Holiday Spending Mistakes That Could Cost You

Guest Post: Darlene Aderoju works for America Saves, managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America (CFA), which seeks to motivate, encourage, and support Americans to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Learn more at AmericaSaves.org. The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to enjoy vacations, catch up with family and old friends, […]

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Basics and Beyond: How to Get Things You Need For Free

The U.S. economy is growing, and unemployment is at an historic low, but plenty of Americans are still struggling to cover just the basics. A 2018 study from the Urban Institute, a nonprofit research group, found that nearly 40 percent of adults report that they or their families had trouble meeting at least one basic […]

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4 Tips to Help You Pay Bills on Time

When it comes to maintaining good credit, it’s extremely important to make sure you pay bills on time. While missed payments usually don’t start affecting your credit until they are more than 30 days late, they often have an immediate impact on your wallet, in the form of late fees and higher interest rates. Why […]

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Take Advantage of Holiday Food Sales to Save Money All Year

The headlines during the holidays often focus on how much we spend. But, this time of year also can be a great time to save — especially on food costs. To lure shoppers to their stores, supermarkets and discount stores across the country advertise big sales on holiday staples such as turkey, ham, produce, canned […]

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5 Easy Ways to Cut Holiday Entertaining Costs

Love everything about hosting a holiday party — except the price tag? There are easy ways to cut holiday entertaining costs. Would you pay $30 for a holiday meal at your aunt’s house? That’s what potentially happen at family holiday gatherings, according to Twitter user @Beetaylora, whose post about her aunt’s Thanksgiving meal price tag […]

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4 Ways to Combat Holiday Stress with More Gratitude

Holiday stress impacts just about anyone, but especially for those on a strict budget or facing financial hardships. The season, after all, is expensive. The average consumer expects to spend more than $1,000 during the 2018 holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation. It can be demoralizing. One study a few years ago found […]

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Tips for Shopping a Warehouse Sale Without Going Broke

For shoppers who love a bargain and don’t mind the hunt, a warehouse sale, often called samples sales, can be a dream come true. They are especially popular in big cities, but some brands, including J. Crew, Madewell, Crewcuts, Boden and Adidas, open these pop-up sales in smaller regions as well. Typically, they run over […]

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20 Success Stories from CESI Debt Management Graduates

If you’re looking for a way to manage unsecured debt, and trying to determine what’s best for your situation, a Debt Management Plan (DMP) may be an option you’ve considered. A DMP helps you to  pay off unsecured debts through a non-profit credit counseling agency like CESI. Under a DMP,  your enrolled debts are consolidated into […]

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