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Do you REALLY know how much you're paying for that mortgage, student loan or auto loan? An amortization schedule will show you the total interest you'll pay over the life of the loan, as well as the impact of early payments. This is ESSENTIAL to know for everyone with a loan!
Creating a Financial Plan

Part I How To Use a Loan Amortization Schedule: A Detailed Tutorial

One of the most confusing things in personal finance is calculating debt payoffs, specifically those for long-term loans. I’m convinced that the majority of people with mortgages don’t even know how their loan actually works. I certainly didn’t the first time I bought a home (I was

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Track your debt payoff progress with these free printable charts!
Creating a Financial Plan

Tracking Your Debt Goals

I’m a visual person.  I love numbers too, but sometimes I just need to be able to see things visually through a graph or chart.  Maybe you’re the same way? Getting out of debt is going to require a lot of motivation and persistence and the more debt

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Learn about debt reduction schedules here - how an amortization schedule works and how to use it to make a plan to get out of debt!
Creating a Financial Plan

DM102: Debt Reduction

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is a class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by the orientation class HERE first for class orientation/overviews and HERE for more information

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Learn the basics of why it's important to check your credit reports and scores and the information that it contains.
Debt Management

The Basics of Credit Reports & Scores

A discussion about debt wouldn’t be complete without talking about credit reports and credit scores.  Don’t overlook this important financial planning task.  Even if you don’t think that you will need credit extended to you in the near future, it’s still important to check your credit report

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Debt Overview & Credit Cards - learn to manage your debt and create a schedule to pay off your credit cards.
Creating a Financial Plan

DM101: Debt Overview & Credit Cards

If you’re just stopping by for the first time, this is a class in a series of classes over the next few months which will culminate in the development of a complete financial plan.  Stop by the orientation class HERE first for class orientation/overviews and HERE for more information

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