Articles by Daryl Paranada

Daryl is a staff writer at MyBankTracker.com who specializes in consumer spending, student finances and debt.

3 Instances When It's Actually Worth Being In Debt Let's face it, no one likes to owe money, but in some instances taking on debt might be useful. What you need to know about good debt. 5 Brilliant Ways to Handle Finances Freshman Year That Will Help You Beat Future Debt Photo of Daryl Paranada Daryl Paranada 5 Brilliant Ways to Handle Finances Freshman Year That Will Help You Beat Future Debt The first year for a college student is an exciting and challenging time. With a new... Why It's Important to Have the Inheritance Conversation Photo of Daryl Paranada Daryl Paranada Why It's Important to Have the Inheritance Conversation Many people find it easier to discuss their weight or age than credit card debt or... How My Single Mother Saved for College to Keep Me Debt Free After Graduation Raising kids in a two-parent household is tough enough, imagine how difficult it is with just one income. Advice for single parents saving for college. How You're Easily Duped by Debt Settlement Companies That Don't Seem So Bad At First If you have tons of debt, you might be tempted to use a debt settlement company for help. But it's risky. Here are the dangers of debt settlement companies. What to Do When Wallet is Lost or Stolen on Travel Photo of Daryl Paranada Daryl Paranada What to Do When Wallet is Lost or Stolen on Travel Is there anything scarier than losing your wallet in a foreign destination?... 5 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Cosigning for a Loan Photo of Daryl Paranada Daryl Paranada 5 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Cosigning for a Loan Suppose a loved one or child approaches you and asks you to cosign on a loan.... 7 Signs Your Loyalty Program Isn't Rewarding Enough and Why You Should Quit Companies use loyalty programs as a way to get consumers to repeat business. But sometimes you just need to quit your program. Here are signs to watch for. Why Your Fear of Going Broke In Retirement Will Come True You’ve heard that Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, but you're doing nothing about it. These 6 reasons will ensure you go broke in retirement. 5 Reasons Living Without a Credit Card Is Easier Than You Think Photo of Daryl Paranada Daryl Paranada 5 Reasons Living Without a Credit Card Is Easier Than You Think I have a confession to make: I don’t have a credit card. OK, that’s not exactly true....