"Written by Michael G. Peterson"

Five Things to Consider Before You Refinance

by Michael G. Peterson | Finances

Are you thinking about refinancing your home? Interest rates are dropping and people across the country are...

What You Need to Know When a Debt Collector Comes Calling

by Michael G. Peterson | Finances

Debt collectors are not evil, and there are rules that they have to follow. Being aware of those rules can ...

Retirement vs. Debt: From IOU to IRA in Two (Sort of) Simple Steps

by Michael G. Peterson | Finances

Are you ready for retirement? If you're like most Americans over the age of 25, chances are, probably not. ...

Credit Card Reform: What It Means for You (and Your Debt)

by Michael G. Peterson | Finances

February 22, 2010 marked the beginning of some much-anticipated credit card regulations, including limits o...

Is Debt Settlement Right For You?

by Michael G. Peterson | Finances

Some debt settlement companies guarantee debt relief in a year. Others promise to slash your debt, in some ...

Money-Saving Tips for the New Year

by Michael G. Peterson | Finances

Lose weight. Stop biting your fingernails. Read more books. Learn to knit. If you're like most people, you'...

Say ''Bah, Humbug!'' to Holiday Debt

by Michael G. Peterson | Finances

Americans can easily spend as much as $1,000 a year on gifts for family, friends, and business associates. ...

Five Common Retirement Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them

by Michael G. Peterson | Finances

Looking forward to retiring someday? Who isn't? Whether you're in your twenties and working your way up the...

Live Simply, Be Wealthy

by Michael G. Peterson | Finances

h3. The Simple Life Many of the millionaires in America live lifestyles that do not match our popular conce...

Say "Bah, Humbug!" To Holiday Debt

by Michael G. Peterson | Finances

Americans can spend as much as $1,000 a year on gifts for family, friends, and business associates. That is...