Lauren Greutman is everywoman. And her tale of coming back from a life of debt is inspiring. In her new book, The Recovering Spender, Lauren Greutman lays out her mistakes (like many of us), how she overcame them, and then how you can too. The Recovering Spender by Lauren Greutman is half memoir and half "how to" book on taking back control over your finances and control over your spending. I’ve often been critical of my fellow personal finance bloggers. Most of them fall into two camps. They typically are: #1 - fall along as I chronicle … [Read more...] about Book Review – The Recovering Spender by Lauren Greutman
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Should you invest while still in debt? When should you start investing? You may want to start investing despite still being in debt.
Is it ever appropriate to invest while in debt? The presence of the word “ever” in that question should be a hint that the answer is “yes”. If you figured that already, then good for you and right you are.
Is it Ever Appropriate to Invest While in Debt?
But it’s a “yes” with qualifications. Investing while in debt should be the exception to the rule. There are, however, a number of exceptions, some of … [Read more...] about
This is a guest post by David Silverstone who writes about personal finance, credit cards, and debit cards on the website, Credit Card Insider, which is a credit resource, providing plain-language guidance from industry leaders. Credit card debt is huge in the U.S. Last year, the average American household’s credit card debt was equal to $15,799. American consumers know that they need to eliminate this debt, but they also know that they will have large purchases to make in the future. These larger purchases may be necessities, such as … [Read more...] about How To Use Prepaid Debit Cards To Budget For Big Purchases