Monday’s need-to-know money news

Offering AdviceToday’s top story: How to get rid of an old debt. Also in the news: Living on half of your income, how to get yourself in good financial shape, and dealing with the debt of a loved one that passed away.

The Secret Way to Get Rid of an Old Debt
Resolving an old collection account.

The One-Year Shopping Ban: How This Woman Lived On Just 51% Of Her Income
Could you do it?

Get fit: How to improve your financial fitness
Like Crossfit for your wallet.

Debt and Dying: Five Things Surviving Family Members Need to Know
Protecting your finances while grieving.