Alpha Consumer

September 2007


How to Pay Off Multiple Debts

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Dear Alpha Consumer,

I own my home with my husband. Our mortgage balance is $135,000. We also have $30K in credit card debt, which is where the big problem is.

The interest is killing me, and I cannot make a dent in the balances. I no longer use these cards as I am trying to pay them off. Should I ...

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credit
money
mortgages

The Best Ways to Get Cash While Overseas

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Dear Alpha Consumer,

I am going abroad soon and want to bring cash with me. Are traveler's checks still the best way to do that?

Traveler's checks, like VCRs, are on their way out. "No one uses them anymore," says Chris McGinnis, editor of Expedia Travel Trendwatch.

In fact, AAA Mid-Atlantic will soon ...

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money