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Saving, Managing Debt, and Budgeting

Managing Debt

What are some warning signs that my debt may be a problem?

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, many signs that help evaluate the health of a financial institution are relevant to individuals as well. Among these warning signs are failure to file taxes and other financial statements in a timely fashion; slowing or decrease in one’s income over time; deterioration of our available cash; decline in our assets as percentage of our total assets (e.g., the value of our principal residence and its equity declines); our debt increases; and keeping poor financial records (not knowing our current financial situation).



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