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5 Types of Debt to Dump Before You Retire

Debt puts a full stop to many Americans' retirement plans. Five types of debt are especially insidious, financial planners say. Here's what they are and how to eradicate them.

Year-End Debt Checkup: Make Sure Yours Is Healthy Debt

Not all debt is created equal. And even in today's low interest rate climate, too much of the wrong kind of debt can quickly snowball. So as you consider your overall financial picture, make sure you only take on healthy debt -- and even then, only if you can afford it.