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Most people in debt don’t even know how much they owe

Yesterday, I ran a small survey: How long until you're out of debt? Yes, it's a self-selected audience I've long suspected that most people in debt don't even know how much they owe. I'm trying to dig up data on this, but from talking to tons of people about this, I feel comfortable saying "most" people in moderate to significant ...

Paying for College and Grad School: How to Avoid Spending $100,000 (or more) on a Credential You Don’t Really Need

Yesterday, while flipping channels at 2 in the afternoon, I realized something: "The Real Housewives of Orange County" was playing on not one, but TWO channels at the same time. Two different episodes, at once. Is this heaven? Besides that show, and Jersey Shore, one of my other odd loves is reading online articles about education (see my bookmarks about ...

It would have taken 33 years to pay off her debt. Now, just 5 years

Every week, I get dozens of stories about people using iwillteachyoutoberich to turn their finances around...or just dominate even more than they already were. Today, 3 short ones that I thought you'd like. 1. Alan writes: "I thought you would enjoy this conversion I had yesterday. Couldn't help but think of you and your best acronym, STFUDF. While reading "...

Today is my birthday — will you do me a favor?

I turn 28 today. I know I shouldn't ask for birthday gifts, but I couldn't resist. Will you share one specific thing that I Will Teach You To Be Rich has helped you to do? Maybe it was paying off your debt, or earning more money, or automating your finances. Maybe it was handling money better with your partner. Or ...

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Student loans and financial aid: How to save $23,000

When it comes to student loans, financial aid, and higher education, everyone's got an opinion. They just usually happen to be wrong. When I was in high school, it drove me crazy to hear people saying things like, "Oh, I'm not going to apply to Harvard. Even if I could get in, there's no way I could afford the tuition." ...

What would you tell the 30-year old divorcee with 30k of debt?

Jason writes: I'm 30. Just divorced. Not fun. $30k in debt. Freaking me out. I have an old 401k that I rolled over from a previous company into Sharebuilder. Value $8,500. I'm very inclined to withdraw the cash with penalty and pay off a higher interest credit card (13%). I know that mentally and emotionally it will make me ...