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Millions of Americans are living beyond their means, but many have no idea their financial situation is as bleak as it is. For some, things will turn around before they reach the crisis point. Perhaps they are saddled with student loan payments or they are in the midst of a job change. Unfortunately for some, […]

Five Questions to Ask before Paying a Debt

Many debt collectors behave professionally and work within the letter of the law to collect debts owed to their clients or their own companies. Unfortunately, there are also those that behave unscrupulously and mistreat consumers, sometimes to the point of breaking the law. Whether you have been approached by an above board debt collector or […]

What is Debt Validation and Why Is It Important?

Consumers have certain tools available to them that offer protection from debt collectors. This is especially useful if you think you have been contacted by a debt collector about a debt that you think is not yours or you are not sure is valid. Debt validation is a process that allows you to request and […]

Using bankruptcy successfully is about more than just “wiping out” your debt. It requires a change in your spending habits and your overall approach to money. If you file for bankruptcy and return to your previous spending habits within a year or two, it won’t be long until you are in the same dire financial […]

Five Tips for Getting Debt under Control

Dealing with out of control debt is one of the most stressful experiences in life. It is the type of stress that keeps you awake at night and prevents you from enjoying life. Luckily, there are ways to get debt under control, but it takes some effort. If you are facing seemingly insurmountable debt and […]

Three Surprising Things to Know about Your Credit Score

If you are dealing with financial problems it is important you be aware of and to understand the meaning of your credit score. Your credit score is one of the most important factors affecting your financial health. Once you understand how your credit score is created and used, you can take the steps necessary to […]

What is Zombie Debt?

Zombie debt – it sounds creepy and if you don’t understand what it is, your financial standing can be eaten alive. Zombie debt is another way of describing junk debt, or more officially, delinquent debt. This is debt that has been written off by the original lender and sold to companies that hope to collect […]

Three Surprising Ways Financial Hardship Can Affect Your Life

Facing financial hardship can be unavoidable. Even those who try to be extremely responsible when it comes to managing their money can experience unexpected conditions that cause them to struggle with finances. However, there are many instances in which poor financial choices lead a person down the road to a struggle with money. If you […]

Five Signs the Time Has Come to Speak to a Bankruptcy Attorney

The problem encountered by many people with financial issues is recognizing the point at which to take action. Obviously, if your financial problems are minor, you can “tighten the belt” a bit until things improve. However, there comes a point at which no more belt tightening is possible. Things are spiraling out of control and […]

More Credit Card Debt Info is Being Put on Credit Reports

Florida consumers may be surprised to learn that in the last year, the three credit bureaus have starting adding payment histories to credit reports. They are doing so in an effort to give lenders a better picture of a consumer’s credit card debt. For now, this information is not affecting a person’s credit score, but […]

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