How to Host a Frugal Frozen Birthday Party

I thought we could avoid it. I promoted alternatives. But it was inevitable. My daughter asked me to throw her a Frozen birthday party, like the half dozen we’d already attended this year. Sure… we can recreate Arendelle’s eternal winter, in August… ...


“Bye Bye Bye” Debt: Debt Free Motivation Playlist

Trying to pay off debt but having a hard time staying motivated? There is no better motivator than music! Music has the power to get us through a bad week and can give us the courage to pursue our goals. We teamed up with the social music-sharing site, ...

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Will A Debt Management Program Ruin My Credit? – And Other Questions Answered

As Debtonator glanced at this month’s list of questions, he is reminded that there is always (at least) two sides to every story. Readers lament their situations with housing, student loans and credit cards, which coincidentally happen to be the three ...

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Your Credit Score: Secret, Especially From You

Do you think you know your credit score? Credit scores – the numeric measure that shows lenders whether a person is likely to repay a loan – are a must-have accessory for anyone seeking a mortgage, automobile loan, credit card or even just to rent an ...

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Frugal Man – Cell Phone Virgin Stumps Apple on iPhone 6 Release

I went shopping for a cell phone the other day and found out I’m not as special as I thought I was. I have never owned one and for at least the past 10 years, that has elevated my status among the people I know, 99 percent of whom own, and religiously ...

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Frugal Man — Might Buy a Cell Phone

Not sure you are aware of this, but the cell phone industry will pass a fairly significant milestone this year and there is a good chance I could be the one tripping the wire. At some point in 2014, there will be more cell phones in use than there are human ...

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Credit Counseling: How it Works

Compound interest is a powerful tool for building wealth. It’s also a devastating tool for destroying wealth. It all depends on how you use it. Investors use it to magnify their return over time. A 25-year-old, who starts investing with a $5,000 ...

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Ask the Debtonator: Obama Student Loan Forgiveness

The Debtonator has joined the staff at Debt.org and will monitor a question-and-answer forum dedicated to specific areas of debt. A few questions already trickled in and, not surprisingly, the subject was student loans, specifically loan forgiveness. ...

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For-Profit Student Loan Debt and School Closure

Corinthian Colleges Announces Closure For profit students with high student loan debt should review their school's record before enrolling in another semester. This month, large for-profit Corinthian Colleges announced that it is filing for bankruptcy. ...

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Taking out Student Loans

It’s no secret the cost of education is rapidly increasing, far faster than even the pace of inflation. The College Board shows the average cost of undergraduate tuition and fees for the 2013–2014 school year was $30,094 at private institutions. ...

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