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Should You Accept a Settlement for Credit Card Debt

Debt settlement programs might not be the best option for consumers with credit card debt. FCC has some recommendations.

Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Credit Card Tips, Debt Consolidation

Debt Collection Credit Cards: Deceptive Move or New Start?

Debt collection credit cards are controversial. Consumers see a way to improve their credit, but collection agencies and banks see a way to start the clock again on debt that’s past the statute of limitations.

Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Debt Consolidation

Help For Overwhelming Credit Card Debt

Many Americans find themselves overwhelmed with credit card debt. There are ways to find yourself back to rosier financial health. It requires patience and homework – but it can make a world of difference for your finances.

Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Credit Card Debt, Debt Consolidation

Know Your Rights as an Informed Credit Card Consumer

When credit card companies can’t collect delinquent accounts, they turn them over to collection agencies. There are laws to protect you if this ever happens.

Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Bad Credit, Debt Consolidation

Written Off Credit Card Debt

Remember the settlement you made with your credit card company last year? You now must claim the amount that was written off as part of your taxable income on your tax returns.

Author: Joanne Lee | Categories: Debt Consolidation, Financial Planning

5 Steps to Manage Debt While Unemployed

Consumer debt, which comprises of credit card debt and loans, is at an all time high along with a huge number of unemployed debtors. Despite being unemployed, many consumers still have to repay balances on their credit cards and loans. Poor debt management and a high reliance on unsecured loans have led to an increase in the number of people filing for bankruptcy. Here are 5 steps to manage debt while unemployed.

Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Debt Consolidation, Financial Planning

Debt Settlement Companies – Good or Bad ?

More than 1,800 debt settlement companies have sprang up in Texas and New York within the past 4 years. This is probably due to the economy and the fact that a higher than ever number of Americans are in debt.

Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Credit Card Debt, Debt Consolidation

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