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Italy’s ‘perma-recession’ could trigger a €2 trillion financial crisis that threatens the eurozone itself

There is no obvious way out of the trap holding the Italian economy back, analysts told Business Insider.
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I have 26 credit cards. Here’s the best advice I can give you on staying out of credit-card debt.

I have 26 credit cards for myself and my business, and I use a four-step strategy to make sure credit-card debt is never an issue.

I paid off $40,000 of student loans in 2 years. Here’s my best advice on choosing which debt to pay off first

When you have multiple debts, it can be hard to decide which debt to pay off first. In reality, the best method is the one you'll stick with.
Credit scores can drop for a number of surprising reasons.

4 credit score horror stories that could happen to anyone

From unpaid bills to misplaced mail, people shared with INSIDER the stories that made their credit scores drop.
It's worth calling to ask.

Most people never think to try a stunningly simple way to cut down credit-card debt

Most people don't know you can call your credit-card issuer to ask for a reduced interest rate, according to a CompareCards.com survey.
Wondering how to pay back student loans? It's not impossible. (The author is not pictured.)

I paid off $40,000 of student loans in 2 years thanks to 3 smart habits

By putting every spare dollar toward his student loan debt, he was able to pay back his student loans about two years after graduation day.
Financial planners love the debt snowball and debt avalanche methods to get out of credit-card debt.

We asked financial planners for the best strategy to tackle credit-card debt, and there are 2 clear favorites

The best way to get out of credit-card debt is either the debt snowball or the debt avalanche, according to financial planners.
It's not easy to pay off a mortgage early, but it can be worth it. The author is not pictured.

I decided to pay off my mortgage by age 40, and I’m convinced it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done

Paying off my mortgage is one of the best things I've ever done for my finances — and my sanity.

Private-equity tricks mask mounting debt: ‘I’m 5 feet 8 inches, but I change the scale and make myself 6 feet 2 inches on a pro forma basi...

Bain Capital warned that the cutthroat race to win deals meant PE firms were taking on worrying levels of debt to pay higher and higher prices.
Supporters of republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney stand next to a national debt clock during a rally at Exeter High School on January 8, 2012 in Exeter, New Hampshire.

The US posted a $234 billion budget deficit last month, the biggest one-month deficit in history

The budget deficit is being driven by the tax reform law supported by President Trump and the GOP as well as the bipartisan spending deal.