Archives for September 2009

23 Powerful Tips and Tools to Eliminate Debt

Here is one of the most frequently asked questions in all of personal finance: “How do I get out of debt?” At one level, eliminating debt is simply about following a few steps: Stop going into more debt Spend less than you make Pay off debt with the difference If you follow these steps, eventually […]

Published or Updated: September 23, 2015

Prepaid Debit Cards for Teens

I can still remember my first ATM card. I was a teenager in high school when ATM and debit cards first arrived on the scene. I had a passbook savings account with our local bank, and they issued a debit card that I could use to make deposits and withdrawals to and from my account. […]

Published or Updated: September 24, 2015

Simmons Bank Visa Review

Ever since the Credit Card Act of 2009 became law, consumers have watched as one credit card company after another has raised interest rates. I’ve had several people tell me their rates have gone up 5% or even 10% for absolutely no apparent reason. They didn’t miss a payment, they haven’t lost their job, and […]

Published or Updated: October 1, 2015

How to Stop Printer Ink Cartridges from Smearing Your Budget

How to Find Cheap Printer Ink Cartridges What costs more per ounce than imported Russian caviar? At $22 per quarter-ounce, the cost of printer ink cartridges reminds us of why we got that inkjet printer for “free” when we bought our last computer. Last month my wife took our kids to Staples to get school […]

Published or Updated: October 2, 2015

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