How to Get Out of Debt Without Falling Behind on Your Bills

As many Americans battle just to pay their monthly bills, the fear and reality of falling into debt becomes overwhelming for many. One of the biggest challenges many individuals come across is a means to get out of debt without falling too far behind on their present financial responsibilities. First and foremost, those in a financial bind need to come to the realization that there is work to be done, they can get out of their financial hole, and there are ways to prevent this going forwar...
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Debtors Anonymous: A Change For Life

When people think of addiction, they think of drugs or alcohol, some substance that alters the way a person acts or thinks. Addiction, however, has many faces. Ultimately an addiction is a dependency on one particular habit which is in some way harmful. People that incur huge amount of debt, or debtors, are also victims of addiction and just like alcoholics or drug addicts require serious help. Debtors anonymous provides that kind of help. The organization is loosely organized and does not fo...
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What to Do about Persistent Collection Agencies

Don’t you hate when you get that call from collection agencies? You know the one – where they contact you and they pretend to be a friend and ask, “is Mary in?” Then, once they have you on the phone, if they’re honest, they say, “this call is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained during this call will be used for that purpose.” If you are behind in paying your bills, no matter who you owe money to, you’re likely to get phone calls like that. However, just because you get suc...
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Learn How You Can Avoid a Credit Card Debt Lawsuit

Sure, it might be difficult to think rationally when you’re deep in credit card debt, but that’s exactly what you must do if you’re going to avoid a lawsuit. While you may think that a debt collector’s threat to sue is merely talk, a ploy to get you to pay, it isn’t. In fact, the courts are one of the most common avenues debt collectors take to recoup significant amounts of money owed to them. So, despite the confusion and stress that comes with late notices and debt collectors showing up at ...
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FTC Protects Consumers With New Debt Settlement Rules

Debt settlement is an effective debt relief solution for people drowning in unsecured debt. With debt settlement, you need to pay back only a part of what you owe to the creditors. Around 50% of the original debt amount is forgiven in this debt reduction process. However, there are too many scam companies in the debt settlement industry. These companies tempt the debtors with slogans like “be debt free in three months”. In reality, the fraud debt settlement companies push people further in debt....
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The Real Cost of Borrowing Money

Borrowing money is convenient, because it means we can buy what we want, when we want it, without having to wait to save up the full amount. However, whenever you borrow to buy a house, a car or even a television, you need to think about the true cost of that item, and that goes well beyond the sticker price. The Real Cost of Borrowing Money to Buy a House The average house price in the US in 2011 is $272,200 and the median price is $222,600 so let’s say you are buying a house worth $250,...
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Tips for Paying Off Outstanding Medical Bills

When there's an illness or unexpected injury to a loved one, the last thing you want to think about is money. Once the illness or injury is diagnosed and treated, the cost will undoubtedly need to be addressed. Carrying enough insurance will substantially alleviate your problem, but if the situation is long term, you don't have insurance, or your deductible is high, those bills could quickly pile up. When that happens, you may need some tips on how to go about paying those outstanding medical bi...
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How to Pay Off Debt – Fast!

Getting into debt can be really troubling! Before you know it, you’re essentially being crushed by minimum payments owed to seemingly everyone. It’s hard to get out of a scenario like this, but instead of feeling defeated by debt, you really have to work on strategies to overcome what you owe to these credit card companies in order to straighten your financial situation out. According to the Federal Reserve consumer credit statistics for 2010, the amount of debt Americans bear on their cred...
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Credit Card Counseling vs. Debt Settlement – Which One is Optimal For You

There are a lot of people in debt trouble these days and that means they are all looking for a solution to their problem. Advertisements in the media promote many potential available solutions. Some have great value and are worth exploring. Yet, it is important to make the right selection based on your own individual needs and situation. What may be a positive solution for one person may be an inappropriate solution for another. Case in point, some people may be well advised to explore credit...
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How Does Debt Affect People?

This is a common question for anyone who is thinking about borrowing money. The reason for this is that debt can have a major impact on a the life of a person. It can determine whether or not someone succeeds in life or struggles all the way through it. Debt is the amount of money any person owes. They go into debt when they borrow money in the present while promising to pay it off in the future. There are a couple of different variations of debt, and they affect people in different ways. Hav...
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