Debt Archives | Beth Kobliner

Personal Finance Basics

Now that you can talk the talk, you need to walk the walk. Here you’ll find advice on everything from paying off debt to improving your credit score to ramping up your saving.


Should you freeze your kid’s credit for free?

The pros and cons of protecting their future credit.

Credit card tips for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

At one point in 2016, Brett Kavanaugh had three credit cards, each carrying between $15,000 and $50,000 of debt.

Student debt seems to be giving way to parent debt. Here’s what to do about it.

What to do and what to avoid when paying for your kid’s college education.

Infographic: Home Buying 101

What you need to know before you buy a home.

5 questions to ask before you (don’t) sign up for a store credit card

Store credit cards can be enticing—but for most, they’re an expensive mistake.