Take Jean Chatzky's Debt Diet Quiz

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Do You Need A Debt Diet?

Getting your debt under your control and boosting your savings in the process can be just the ticket to a happier, healthier life. The debt diet can help. Answer the following questions to find out whether you need a debt diet or not:

* Do you and your spouse/significant other argue about money? Yes/No

* Do you delay opening your credit card (and other bills) every month? Yes/No

* Do you feel like you live paycheck to paycheck? Yes/No

* Do you have trouble saving? Yes/No

* Do you pay just the minimums on one or more credit cards every month? Yes/No

* Do you avoid checking your credit report or credit score because you don't want to know what it says? Yes/No

* Do you ever pay for something half with cash/half with credit to hide it from your spouse -- or pretend something new is actually "just this old thing?" Yes/No

If you answered yes to more than one question, you need help with your debt. The Debt Diet -- which you can find at www.JeanChatzky.com -- can get you started.