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Accept gratitude and move on.
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My mortgage repayment story: My husband and I paid off our house in the spring of 2023 thanks to extra payments and a mortgage refinance. It was one of the best financial decisions I made, even though it lowered my credit score to 850 points and my column about it sparked serious debate with readers.
Credit card debt: If you’re in the habit of carrying credit card debt, stop it. It is just a myth that your credit score will increase. If you’re looking to get out of credit card debt, find out if a balance transfer is right for you.
Money moves throughout your life. For a more comprehensive overview of my timeless money advice, check out Michelle Singletary’s Money Milestones. Our interactive package provides guidance for every life stage, whether you’re just starting your career or planning for retirement.
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