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Certified financial planners say the debt avalanche and debt snowball are the best strategies to get out of credit card debt.

We asked financial planners for the best strategy to tackle credit card debt, and there are 2 clear favorites

The best way to get out of credit card debt is either the debt snowball or the debt avalanche, according to financial planners.
A zero-sum budget helps take advantage of credit card rewards like travel, without incurring any debt. The author is not pictured.

How to use a zero-sum budget, the strategy that gives every single dollar a specific job

What is a zero-sum budget? It requires you to "spend" every dollar you earn by treating savings and investments like any other bills.

How to open a high-yield savings account online to earn up to 200 times more interest on your money

Want to open a high-yield savings account? Signing up takes as little as five minutes at most popular online banks.

Robo-advisor Wealthfront now offers a new high-yield cash account with a minimum deposit of $1 — here’s how it stacks up

Wealthfront's Cash Account, a new high-yield savings account, is fee-free and requires a minimum opening deposit of $1, making it accessible to all.
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The 5 money lessons I taught my teenage daughter that helped her save $10,000

I didn't want my teenage daughter to make the same money mistakes I did, and in just two summers, she's been able to save enough to buy herself a car.
The author's brand new Toyota Sienna.

I went into debt to buy my new car even though I could have paid cash, and I know I made the right choice

I got a 0% APR auto loan so borrowing made a lot more sense than paying in full — here are the three reasons why.
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The 6 biggest money mistakes in my 20s taught me the spending lessons I live by in my 30s

Who among us emerged from their 20s without a single mistake made? Not many. These 6 mistakes are life lessons we can all live by.
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I dreaded starting a budget because I thought it was all about cutting back on things you love, but it turns out I was completely wrong

Your budget is meant to serve your lifestyle, not to restrict it. It's all in the way you set it up.
Knowing how to read a credit report is an important part of your financial life.

How to read a credit report to find out if you’re in good standing

Knowing how to read a credit report is an important part of having a healthy financial life. Keep track of your scores a get free reports annually.
Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.

The Fed has lowered interest rates for the first time since the depths of the Great Recession, but it’s still a great time to save money

Americans will soon see the interest rates on their savings accounts decrease after the Fed cut rates, but probably not by much.