Retirement vs. student loans

Mar 26, 2009
Question: Hi Chris, my question relates to two subjects: a student-loan for graduate studies and funding my retirement. I am 27 years-old and am...
Posted In: debt, retirement savings, Savings

Borrow to boost credit score?

Mar 25, 2009
Question: Hi Chris: Thanks to you and Tess for your informative show. It's appointment radio for me on weekends. :)...
Posted In: debt

Co-sign for brother

Mar 11, 2009
Question: I'm planning to cosign a home loan for my brother. What's the best way to insulate myself from unforeseen liabilities? Are there any...
Posted In: debt, Housing

Extra money

Mar 6, 2009
Question: My wife and I have transitioned to using cash to pay for daily expenses versus a credit card. As a result of this transition, we have are...
Posted In: debt, retirement savings, Savings

Graduate school debt

Mar 5, 2009
Question: I'll be starting veterinary school in the fall, which means that over the next four years I'll take on something like $150,000 in debt....
Posted In: debt

Consolidate loans to mortgage

Feb 12, 2009
Question: Please help... Would it be a good or bad decision to put a non-consolidated Parent Plus Loan into a home refinance? The refinance rate is...
Posted In: debt, Housing

A loan from family friend

Feb 3, 2009
Question: I'm turning 25 years old in a few months and am finally getting serious about eliminating my debt. I have a credit card with a $3,000...
Posted In: debt

Leverage up?

Jan 16, 2009
Question: I can tap my home equity line of credit at an interest rate of 4%. I'm thinking about using my HELOC to fund an investment in a no-load...
Posted In: debt, Investing

Savings vs debt repayment

Jan 14, 2009
Question: So my wife just graduated with a masters and started working, and i just got a 25,000 promotion. Combined we are making about 3-4 times...
Posted In: debt

Negotiating credit card rates?

Dec 30, 2008
Question: do you think paying for a service to lower interest rates on credit cards can work? AFL Financial Services charged 990.00 to negotiate...
Posted In: Credit Cards, debt