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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How Can You Pay Off Debt by Settlement?

If you are finding it difficult to make your bill payments and wish to get rid of them, you can negotiate with your creditors and request for settlement. You may also enroll in a online debt settlement program offered by debt relief companies to pay off debt. How can I get rid of debt without professional help? You can become debt free all by yourself with the help of the following guidelines: Negotiate with your creditors: You must inform your creditors about the financial crisis you...
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5 Simple Do It Yourself Debt Reduction Strategies

So, you've got some debt and don't know how to get out? That's OK, you're certainly not alone, but you want to know how to pay off debt fast. There are so many options out there that you don't know who to believe. Just watch TV at night for a few hours. It's downright confusing trying to figure out which type of program is right for you! Fortunately, getting out of debt does not have to be that complicated. Not that it's easy to pay off bills that have grown and grown - especially those ...
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Beginners Guide to Bankruptcy Law

Gone are the days when people will go for bankruptcy once they see themselves facing an escalating amount of debt. There is now the new bankruptcy law, which changes the conventional meaning of the word “bankruptcy”. It was April 20, 2005 when George Bush signed the law about “Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act”. Some people would say that this new law is nothing but unfair rule given by the government again, so lets dig further to the real details about comparing the present a...
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5 Ways to Leave University Debt Free

In order to survive university with all your finances in tact, you need to take control (and more importantly stay in control) of your money. Far too many students are completely unaware of their financial situation at any given time, in fact according to recent figures 1 in 3 students don’t know how much money they have at any given time. To the frugal among us, this begs the question - how on earth do they know how much they are able to spend? The simple answer is they don’t and here in lies t...
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Wage Garnishment – What You Need To Know

If you are being bothered by your outstanding balances placed on your unsecured debt like credit cards, you might find yourself facing the reality of wage garnishments from your creditors. You may ask yourself if they can do this to you. Well, you need to understand that they can, garnish your wages although there are important considerations that you need to take into account in order to guarantee that your rights are being protected. Here are some facts that you need to know when it comes to w...
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Staying Financially Afloat – Bankruptcy Alternatives

Financially hard times call for financial assistance from institutions that are willing to lend a helping hand. Assistance in the form of financing instruments, however, do not come free. They often come with interest rates that may put even more stress on you already tight financial situation. When times get harder, you might not have much recourse but to take the legal option to clear your debt by filing for bankruptcy. There are times, however, when bankruptcy alternatives may still be av...
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IRS Tax Debt Relief

How many of you are afraid of losing everything that you own? Of course, every one of us would not want or even think of losing your assets especially if you have very few. Bankruptcy is not always a good idea to consider, let alone experience. But what if you have a small business running at its closing stages and you’re buried in tax debt? You have to think – what could you have done wrong? Or is there anything that you could have done better? (more…)
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Ways To Consolidate Your Debt

Almost every individual in this world has one or anther form of debt on his/her name. While some are successful in paying off this debt, others find it really hard either due to their circumstances or by following improper finance management strategies. As a result, they finally end up as bankrupt. One way of avoiding the problem of debts is to opt for an appropriate debt consolidation loan. (more…)
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