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Are you financially prepared to shop for the holidays?

If the financial downturn beginning in 2007 taught anything, it's to get rid of debt and it looks like consumers may be doing more of that than economists expected.

Sunday - 12/01/2013, 09:03am EST

Tags: bankrate, Greg McBride, Joan Jones, shopping,

Student loan debt in D.C. highest in nation

Credit monitoring firm Credit Karma said the average outstanding student loan debt among District borrowers in July was $43,856, the highest in the nation when D.C. is ranked against states.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 10:55am EDT

Tags: student loans, personal finances, budget

Get out the credit card: It's your best friend's wedding

Great News! You've been invited to a friend's wedding. That'll be $600, please.

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 01:48pm EDT

Tags: wedding, Finances

Young people toss credit cards to avoid debt

Young adults are not using credit cards, in part because they don't like the debt that comes with having them.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 09:24am EDT

Tags: credit cards, veronica robinson, millennials, money management, debit cards

Unethical debt collection

A letter stated Karen had an account that was never paid, and the sender offered her a new credit card to use in paying off the debt.

Friday - 05/18/2012, 12:01am EDT

Tags: Shirley Rooker, Call for Action, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, credit card

Orman: Triple minimum payments to dig out of debt

It's time for the January ritual most consumers dread -- the arrival of holiday credit card bills.

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 02:47pm EST

Tags: Suze Orman, Paula Wolfson, credit card,

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Digging out of holiday debt

Suze Orman, best-selling author and personal finance expert

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 12:58pm EST

Tags: Suze Orman, credit card

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