Dvorkin on Debt Archive

Pandemic and Credit: Why the X1Credit Card Is Both Cynical and Practical
By: Howard Dvorkin
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October 7, 2020
Who launches a new credit card during COVID-19? Very smart entrepreneurs, that’s who.  The X1 Credit Card is aimed at pandemic-proof customers. That’s obvious from its appearance (stainless steel instead of plastic) and its approval process (income level, not credit score). Before I dive into the details, however, let me reveal my bias: As a CPA and […]
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How to raise your credit score during a pandemic – while being a couch potato
By: Howard Dvorkin
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September 29, 2020
Starting now, you can shelter in place and watch your credit score take off. And if you own a business that relies on your personal credit score, this is good news in a bad-news economic climate. Experian Boost, a free year-old service that’s helped millions of Americans improve their credit scores, recently announced that its members can […]
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How your pandemic finances are just like science fiction – and a horror movie
By: Howard Dvorkin
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August 20, 2020
If you've ever heard the term "debt cancellation," it might sound like a great idea. Simply cancel the debts many Americans owe, and we can get this country moving again. Problem is, canceling debt doesn't actually make it go away.
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A CPA’s COVID-19 diagnosis
By: Howard Dvorkin
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May 18, 2020
I'm no doctor, but I know all about financial ailments. After three decades, I can spot the symptoms of money woes. This pandemic will destroy lives in more ways than you think – and some of it is our fault.
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What I just learned about America’s 2019 financial goals
By: Howard Dvorkin
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January 28, 2019
Insights on American financial goals and debt resolutions in 2019. “New Year, No Debt” is our winter mantra. How will you reach your financial goals?
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Recession 2019: It’ll Be Personal
By: Howard Dvorkin
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January 21, 2019
Is a 2019 recession inevitable? No one knows for sure when we'll face another national recession, but I feel quite comfortable predicting...
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