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Family and Money Matters: Your Debt Challenge

Posted on 01/2/2013 by |Online Executive Producer | Comments

Home & Family | Money & SavingsThe saying goes: “A fool and his money are soon parted.” But even folks who pride themselves on being financially savvy sometimes have trouble saying ‘No’ to lending money to family and friends – even when they can’t afford to do so. See also: Tell us about your family loan gone bad. Money can ruin all kinds of relationships – from friends, to family members to marriages. When lending money goes bad, someone winds up paying the debt. And unfortunately, …

A Lifetime of Debt

Posted on 05/7/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsGrowing up 40 years ago, one of my favorite pastimes was playing The Game of Life, the classic Milton Bradley board game that takes players through their simulated lives – from college to retirement – with make believe jobs, families, and other life-changers all along the way.  It was always a lot fun to play, and it gave me a chance to fantasize a little about what my own real-life future might be like. The other day I ran across …

Say ‘No’ to Co-Signing Loans for Family, Friends

Posted on 01/24/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & SavingsThis is a guest post by Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, host of the AARP Pay Down Your Debt Challenge, which is taking place on AARP.org through Jan. 29. Learn how to get started paying down your debt, join the Pay Down Your Debt group, and you could have a chance to win a prize. Of all the financial mistakes that we can make – and later regret – loaning money to family and friends ranks perhaps among the biggest of them. It’s …

Haggle Your Way Into Savings

Posted on 01/17/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & SavingsThis is a guest post by Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, host of the AARP Pay Down Your Debt Challenge, which is taking place on AARP.org through Jan. 29. Learn how to get started paying down your debt, join the Pay Down Your Debt group, and you could have a chance to win a prize. By Lynnette-Khalfani Cox If you’re a truly cost-conscious person, you probably don’t mind someone calling you frugal – or even a cheapskate. In fact, you may relish those …

AARPMoney Twitter Chat Wrap: Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

Posted on 01/10/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & SavingsThis is a guest post by Tara Finnegan Coates, editor for money and work content on AARP.org. Thanks to everyone who had a chance to participate in our twitter chat Tuesday with AARP money expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox  (@themoneycoach).  Lynnette is currently hosting  the AARP Pay Down Your Debt Challenge through Jan. 29 on AARP.org. In case you missed it, here’s some of the highlights from the chat. Americans racked up $20B on credit cards in November. Total debt (housing included) …

My Big Credit Blunders

Posted on 01/9/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & SavingsThis is a guest post by Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, host of the AARP Pay Down Your Debt Challenge, which is taking place on AARP.org through Jan. 29. Learn how to get started paying down your debt, join the Pay Down Your Debt group, and you could have a chance to win a prize. Lynnette will have a Twitter chat on @AARPMoney. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 3-4 pm EST. Ask her questions about credit and debt issues and follow via #debtchat. By Lynnette …