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Hillary Carlip is the author of the memoir Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan, a Book Sense pick that has received rave reviews. An artist and NPR commentator, Hillary performs her writing at spoken word hot spots throughout the country. (more…)

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    True Confessions

    Free credit, anyone?

    As of December 1 last year, you can check your credit for free once a year. Whoop-de-doo. It really says something about us that we’re all so excited about a lousy credit report. (more…)

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    I am committed to paying off my credit cards ($25,000 worth). Here's my question - should I take a loan out from my 401k - at an 8.25% interest rate, to pay down a credit card with an 11.99% interest rate? On paper it looks good, but I know I will be missing out on the amortization of the money in my 401k. On the other hand, I would be paying myself back, and not the credit card company. Is this a smart move?

    Congratulations on taking steps to pay down your credit card debt. However, we do not think it's a smart move to borrow from your 401(k). You're a smart cookie because you've pointed out yourself that the 8.25% interest rate (more…)

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