Cut Your Debt Down to Size

Not everyone is ready to jump into investing or saving a down payment for a house.  If you’re still a bit new to this whole personal finance thing – or just need a bit of a reminder – scroll down to find some great ideas on how to save money while dealing with your debt.

For some reason talking about debt is very taboo in our society today; consequently, there are a lot of myths and misinformation out there.  We’ll explain what this whole good debt vs bad debt thing is all about.  Then we’ll cover some common types of debt and which ones you immediately need to pay attention to.

Finally, we’ll help you claw your way out of debt and put you on the track to financial success!

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