Debt & Debt Payment Tips


Sample Contract for a Family Loan – Easy Yet Legal

In my article about lending money to a boyfriend, a reader asked for a sample contract for a family loan. Whether you’re lending money to a boyfriend or a family member, you need to get the details of the financial agreement in writing. Here’s what my reader wrote on What to Do When Your Boyfriend Asks to Borrow Money… “Thank you […]

Sample Contract for a Family Loan

How to Deal With Money Problems

How to Deal With Your Money Problems

These practical and emotional tips for dealing with money problems will help you cope with the stress of financial debt. Some of my suggestions are practical tips on how to deal with money problems; others are emotional ways to flow through this stage of your life. In The 21-Day Financial Fast: Your Path to Financial Peace and Freedom, Michelle Singletary […]


When Your Wife Maxes the Credit Cards and Depletes Your Bank Account

What happens to a marriage when your wife almost bankrupts you? A husband describes how he survived financial infidelity in his marriage and offers tips for couples in similar situations. “The worst thing I ever survived was the financial infidelity of my wife, which to this day remains a life-changing experience,” says Ray. “When it comes to finances in marriage, […]


Most Popular Money Articles Financial Tips

Most Popular Money Articles, Financial Tips and Goals

Here’s a quick list of my most popular money articles, financial tips and goals. Money is fascinating – especially if you know how to control it and not let it control you. One of my best money tips is to read, read, READ financial books until you’re ready to write your own. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s […]


7 Smart Ways to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt Forever

Tired of living under the burden of your monthly Visa or MasterCard bills? Put just ONE of these smart ways to get rid of credit card debt forever into action, and you’ll be halfway there. One of the most popular books about paying off debt on Amazon is Clark Howard’s Living Large in Lean Times: 250+ Ways to Buy Smarter, Spend […]

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6 Ways to Take Control of Your Finances

Show your money who’s the boss with these six ways to take control of your finances. The best way to deal with the scary world of debt and bills is to learn how to take control of your money. These steps towards financial freedom for women are from Lois Frankel’s Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich: 75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make […]


When Your Stepson Won’t Repay the Money He Borrowed

Are you caught between a stepson borrowing money and a wife enabling him? These tips are inspired by a reader who lent his stepson money and can’t seem to get it back… “Help! I have a stepson who is 34 years old,” says Gerry on Should You Lend Money to Family Members? “Jack grew up without a dad. I’m married […]

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