Ask Stacy: Should I Borrow From My Retirement Account to Pay Debts?

on October 21, 2016

One in 5 Americans able to borrow from their 401(k)s have done so. But that doesn’t mean it’s a great idea.

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How to Pay Off Credit Card Debt in 2023

, and on February 24, 2023

Paying off your credit cards is a wise move. Here’s how you can do it.

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How Making 1 Extra Mortgage Payment Could Shave Years Off Your Debt

on February 9, 2023

An extra payment on a mortgage each year can go a surprisingly long way. Here’s everything you need to know — and how much you could save.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Paying Off Debt This Year
5 Things You Need to Know About Paying Off Debt This Year

on January 14, 2023

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is paying off debt. Here’s the way you’re going to get it done this year.

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4 Debts Americans Want to Pay Off in 2022

on January 26, 2022

Debt levels are rising again, but some folks are committed to ending that cycle this year.

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How to Pay Off $10,000 in Debt Without Breaking a Sweat

on July 12, 2021

With a few simple steps, paying off your debt can be a lot easier than you think.

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10 Ways to Lose Weight and Pay Down Debt — at the Same Time

on May 26, 2021

Here’s how to shrink your waistline and your debt at once.

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Is It Better to Save for Retirement or Pay Down Debt?

on June 24, 2020

As it turns out, the answer might not be as simple as you would hope.

Get Rid of Expensive Credit Card Debt: Pay 0% on Balance Transfers for 15 Months
Get Rid of Expensive Credit Card Debt: Pay 0% on Balance Transfers for 15 Months

on March 26, 2020

Breathe a little easier by transferring your high-interest credit card debt to this cards while you pay down the balance.

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Should We Get a 0% Credit Card to Pay Down Debt?

on March 9, 2020

Transferring your existing credit card balance to plastic with a 0% introductory rate can be a great idea — or a horrible one. Here’s how to decide.

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Should I Pay Off All of My Debts Before Investing?

on January 6, 2020

You’ve probably heard you should pay off your debts before investing, but what about your mortgage?

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2-Minute Money Manager: Why Did My Credit Score Drop After Paying Off Debt?

on December 2, 2019

Sometimes credit scores aren’t logical. This is one of those times.

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2-Minute Money Manager: Will Paying Off Old Debts Help My Credit?

on November 4, 2019

You’d think that paying off an old, unpaid debt would help your credit score. But does it?

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2-Minute Money Manager: What’s the Best Way to Pay Down Debt?

on February 25, 2019

Which is the best method for paying down credit card debt? Here are the pros and cons of three main options.

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Ask Stacy: If My Debt Is Sold to a Collection Agency, Do I Still Have to Pay It?

on April 20, 2018

The internet says there’s a legal loophole allowing you to dodge your debts. Here’s what I say.

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Watch This: Why We Can’t Print More Money to Pay Down Debt

on January 9, 2018

The nation is drowning in debt. Watch this video to find out why taking the easy way out would do a lot more harm than good.

Student Debt Soars: 5 Ways to Pay Off Your Loans Faster
Student Debt Soars: 5 Ways to Pay Off Your Loans Faster

on October 18, 2017

Student loan debt has reached a new record high, with college grads of every age bearing this burden. Here are five tricks to pay off college loans sooner.

3 Credit Cards That Let You Pay Off Debt for Free

on August 22, 2017

You have more options than ever for paying off debt without losing a single cent to interest charges or transfer fees.

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Ask Stacy — Will Paying Old Unpaid Debts Improve My Credit Score?

on April 28, 2017

Here’s how to improve your credit score if you have debt in collections. Paying it off may or may not be the answer.

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