BeingFrugal.net began as a personal journal to hold me accountable for my commitment to get out of debt. Getting out of debt is a high priority for my family, and I like to write about it [...]
We have all experienced the uncomfortable situation of being offered a store credit card when we’re shopping. Whether you are buying groceries, consumer electronics, or some new home decorations, the clerk at the register will stop [...]
You are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Your last debts have been paid off a few months back and your bank account is steadily growing for a change. You aren’t stressing [...]
While there are many different opinions as to how much debt is too much, the two ratios below are the most widely used measures of how much debt is manageable. These ratios are also known as [...]
The situation outlined in Why Debt Consolidation Doesn’t Work…Usually is pretty typical, but if you want to do a debt consolidation this doesn’t have to be your reality. You can make it work, but there are a [...]
Want to know a secret about debt consolidation loans? They usually don’t work. There’s a lot of money to be made by promoting and arranging these loans, as well as the enormous hope that surrounds them, [...]
Your credit report contains a great deal of information about your financial situation. And, while you might think that the information is restricted to your credit information, credit bureaus have quite a bit of other information [...]
Thanks to the growing interest in credit, and how it affects finances, a number of consumers are increasingly interested in their scores. Your credit situation can not only impact whether or not you are approved for [...]
Your credit situation can be a big deal. Changes to your credit situation can result in problems with getting approved for a loan, or require you to pay more in interest when you are approved. Some [...]
If you are looking for a credit card with better terms and conditions than the big banks, your local credit union may hold the perfect solution. Credit unions are smaller local financial institutions that have been [...]
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