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Happy New Year!!!

As of today most of us have been back in the office for a bit more than a week ... . Firstly I am going to suggest that we all make a concerted effort to pay down our consumer debt ... interest rate consumer debt is good place to start. Secondly I am telling everyone [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 19:04:42

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How to Get Out Of Debt

One of the most frustrating financial situations for a consumer is carrying unnecessary debt ... you purchased than their actual sticker price. Second, debt can hurt a consumer’s credit score, especially ... credit card debt, experience emotional stress that can make it difficult to enjoy other areas [more...]

Date: 2008-05-03 02:32:47

Manage Your Debt With CareOne Credit Counseling

We all strive for financial freedom.. a debt-free life.. a secure financial future ... : "The most common form of consumer debt is credit card debt, payday loans, and other consumer finance ... endless notices from creditors, accounts being turned over to debt collectors? Indeed, you're [more...]

Date: 2008-10-03 06:45:00

Bailout Response

This week our country decided to bailout the economy with a $700 million in aid to lenders so there wouldn’t be a total collapse ... it is about financial loss or profit. In America we have cultivated an attitude of consumer spending that has led to consumer debt.  Not only do we have national debt increasing, but household debt [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 06:55:55

Consumer Credit Debt Consolidation – The Best Options

Amazon.de Widgets The practice of taking out a single loan in order to pay off all previously existing loans is referred to as consumer credit debt consolidation. The reasons that people choose this debt elimination option are to secure a lower interest rate, and also for the simple convenience of having to pay only one loan at the end of each payment period.Collateral is traditionally required in these types of loans due to the borrower’s tarnished credit history. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-22 21:49:03

Personal Finance - Digging Yourself Out of Debt

Excessive consumer debt can be a prison, holding you captive to past financial decisions and overspending ... are true, you have a consumer debt problem: You have little or no savings and are at your limit ... and dreams. In addition to living an all-around frugal lifestyle, the following steps help you get debt [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 21:23:35

South African Consumer Debt Spinning Out of Control. Half Of Work Force Can’t Pay Their Debts.

Last year I had the opportunity to visit South Africa and take a firsthand look at the consumer debt situation ... debt counselling agency Credit Matters, revealed that whites — who make up 9.2% of the population ... debt problems. New regulations passed recently give more control to debt counselors to go before [more...]

Date: 2008-11-09 03:23:11

Consolidate credit card debt with debt consolidation - Loan Modification not the answer

Amazon.de Widgets Consolidate credit card debt with debt consolidationThe move by the FTC comes as federal and state officials plan to expand a crackdown on mortgage-related scams to other schemes that prey on debt-ridden consumers.. Try Credit card debt consolidationCan’t Pay Your Bills? You’re not alone. Today, millions of Americans are having difficulty paying their debts. Most of those in financial distress are middle-income families with jobs who want to pay off what they owe. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-23 18:54:41

D. Other Publishers

A number of publications from non-Nolo publishers have a wealth of information beyond what is in this book. The Ultimate Credit Handbook, by Gerri Detweiler (Plume Books), covers everything you’d want to know about credit ratings, credit cards, completing credit applications, protecting your credit privacy and many other topics. Surviving Debt: A Guide for Consumers, by National Consumer Law Center. NCLC is a nonprofit organization that normally publishes books to assist lawyers. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-24 02:03:01

Collection Agency calling from 571-431-1958 (Washington, VA)

Steve reported a Collection Agency (5714311958 from Washington area, VA) . The following comments were posted: AACC AACC AACC 5127689800 AACC 804-234-9056 assetacceptance.com Asset Acceptance is a leading purchaser and collector of charged-off consumer debt. Since 1962, we have provided credit originators such as credit card issuers, consumer finance companies, retail merchants, utilities and others an efficient alternative in recovering defaulted consumer debt. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 19:53:49

Top Debt Consolidation - Quick And Easy

It is more than likely that you are familiar with the negative aspects of credit cards debt. This would be a good example of unsecured consumer debt ... people probably know how credit card debt occurs, but for those who don’t it simply happens ... into credit cards debt, however that is not all it normally spirals out of control and people are stuck [more...]

Date: 2008-10-04 11:12:47

Debt Settlements – Learn Why Consumers Refer to Debt Settlements As Free Money

Technically speaking, there can be no such thing as free money. Every dollar has to be earned. Unless you are the son or daughter of a multi-billionaire, you have no option but to earn money to survive. However, the post recessionary phase in the economy has seen a lot of money in the form of debt settlements. What is most surprising is that providers offering free money are none other than credit card issuers and unsecured loan providers. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-20 06:02:42

Welcome to the Carnival of Debt Reduction

Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s Carnival of Debt Reduction . There were more good articles submitted this week than are shown below, but only a small number of them dealt directly with (a) personal debt reduction stories or (b) how to reduce consumer debt: No Credit Needed dispenses with a lengthy introduction and jumps right in with a six-step process for eliminating credit card debt . Free Money Finance recounts a story of how one couple paid off their mortgage . [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 05:00:04

Compliant Debt Collection

Far too many uninformed consumers give in to the overbearing intimidation and scare tactics of unscrupulous debt collectors, ... to them from debt collectors. The FDCPA is a strict liability law, which means that a consumer bringing ... Act.The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission under its powers [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 19:28:29

brand utility for tough times

Obviously, it's critical to make sure your brand and products are relevant to current consumer needs ... the Wells Debt Down Solution. It's a new product that allows consumers to consolidate their high interest debt and find a workable way of paying it off. We are used to banks being slow [more...]

Date: 2008-12-09 16:19:07

Welcome to the Carnival of Debt Reduction

Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s Carnival of Debt Reduction . There were more good articles submitted this week than are shown below, but only a small number of them dealt directly with (a) personal debt reduction stories or (b) how to reduce consumer debt: No Credit Needed dispenses with a lengthy introduction and jumps right in with a six-step process for eliminating credit card debt . Free Money Finance recounts a story of how one couple paid off their mortgage . Financ [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 05:00:04

Putting Out Fires During Noah's Flood, Or Eyeless In Gaza Part II

By Edward Hugh: Barcelona Paul Krugman had a short post recently drawing attention to a rather foolish and ill-thought-outstatement originating in ... on consumer spending financed by debt," Apart from the point Krugman wants to implicitly make about interest rates, the point about consumer debt in a current account surplus economy like Germany [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 08:37:43

Personal Debt Consolidation Loans

Debt is the cause of a number of health and stress related problems; I know because I was one of those that were affected by it ... . It can easily get worse but I was lucky enough to source a consumer debt consolidation loan firm ... long for the vultures to start and suddenly regular as clockwork, consumer debt consolidation loan [more...]

Date: 2008-12-26 06:51:08

That New Cookie Lee Math

It’s time for another report from yours truly, the Cookie Lee Black Sheep ... as a result of a sagging economy. Consumer debt is at an all-time high, presenting current ... on their optional spending, but consumers who already HAVE debt are in no hurry to create MORE debt [more...]

Date: 2008-07-29 15:16:21

End Your Bad Debt

This article should give debtors a chance to look at their fianancial position and help put their debt in order ... Debtline: Free confidential helpline to those in debt Consumer Credit Counselling Service ... . If you’re in debt, it’s time to face up to it. Denial is the worst thing you can do. You need [more...]

Date: 2008-12-19 01:33:15

Best Guidebook to How To Avoid From Being Bankruptcy

The Individual Voluntary Arrangement which provides an opportunity for the debtor struggling with personal loans or debts to make a payment proposal ... and consumer debt is one of the main problems faced by most of the families in UK today. Hence it’ ... is one of the most efficient debt reduction systems that are very popular in UK. The advantages of [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 09:39:46

Ten Post Round-Up: Big News in Digestible Bits

What a wild roller-coaster ride the last few days and certainly the last few hours have been! ... ? And for THIS we are thankful for Sarah Palin! Banks tricking consumers into higher credit card debt ... Debt, Credit Debt, Discrimination, Favorite Uncle, Few Days, Liberal Media, News Today, Protesters [more...]

Date: 2008-09-29 21:35:48

Debt Settlement

Debt settlement is a great service that allows consumers to pay off their debts for less than the amount they owe ... with you then to sell your debt to a third party collection agency. Often times collection agencies will purchase ... . It’s a great alternative for anyone considering to file for bankruptcy. The basic process of debt [more...]

Date: 2008-11-12 04:32:25

Big Money

The start of a new year is when a lot of people resolve to get their financial houses in order. And we can certainly be counted among them ... out what we can stick with for the next year. Our goal: eliminate all consumer debt by the end of 2009 ... with the big one: Twenty Thousand Dollars. That’s what we started 2009 owing in consumer debt [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 19:31:45

Some Debt Negotiation Facts to Consumers

Debt negotiation which is also known as bill settlement is a bill elimination method that you can use to solve your financial difficulties and become stress free. However, whichever other way you may decide to use, the bottom line is, put your current financial situation to an end and become a free person once and for all. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-20 06:02:42

November 2008 Financial Status / Net Worth Update

Net Worth Chart 2008 Credit Card Debt If you’re a new reader, let me start out as usual by explaining the credit card debt ... - I am not accumulating more consumer debt. Retirement and Brokerage accounts Well, it’s time to uncover my eyes ... reminds me, I might need to see if I can argue with the tax collector about my property tax appraisal [more...]

Date: 2008-11-03 11:57:45

The Wonders of Consumer Counseling for Debt Management

John Cummuta Reviews Many people fall into the trap of mismanaging their debts and oftentimes find themselves in debt far off than what they ... to consider consumer counseling services. The first thing that will be required of you is to list down ... . Consumer Credit Counselors can help you with your credit card problems. They can revoke interest [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 01:17:33

Credit card crackdown coming soon!

The Fed is set to vote Thursday on a number of key protections for credit-card customers. Issue #1: America’s Money Crisis Oh Gee, Wow! ... to get out of the spiraling clinches of “Credit Card Hell” and take back your credit worth reputation. This is NOT– Debt Consolidation, Debt Settlement, Arbitration or Credit Consumer Counseling. Don’t even [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 01:12:11

TARP II: The Wrath of TALF

In normal times the Federal Reserve responds to crises by using teeny, gold-plated hydraulic levers to raise and lower interest rates ... which it will lend up to $200 billion to support the issuance of debt backed by consumer and small-business debt -- such as credit-card loans, student debt, auto loans and loans backed by the Small [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 15:35:02

Franken on Looming Credit Crisis

Al Franken’s been holding press conferences, roundtables and events around the state about where he stands on tons of issues ... in consumer debt, the average household’s credit card debt is over $8,500. I’m not sure why this isn’ ... said he would back a “credit card bill of rights,” crack down on predatory lenders and repeal [more...]

Date: 2008-08-14 09:21:12

Open Letter To Congress On The $700 Billion Paulson Bailout Plan

Dear CongressTreasury Secretary Paulson is asking you to rush through a $700 billion package because " ... at all.The problem is consumers and corporations are deep in debt with no way to service that debt.Attempts to bail out banks and brokers at taxpayer expense will do nothing but add to consumer debt [more...]

Date: 2008-09-22 02:28:00

Credit Card Consolidation

"I’d rather go to bed without supper than rise in debt." - Ben Franklin. Sure does! ... cards consolidation service that will help you work on your credit up. They offer a debt consolidation program for consumers with credit card debt, medical bills, repossessions, and accounts [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 17:05:15

What is Debt Settlement ?

With the rising financial strain on many consumers, arrears in repaying outstanding debt can prove to be overwhelming ... amount). Debt settlement should be considered if one is in arrears in their debt repayment. Be it credit card debt, personal loan, home mortgage or store accounts, debt settlement may be the sole option [more...]

Date: 2009-01-04 18:24:04

Debt-Financed Consumer Spending Spree?

From the Wall Street Journal article "Hard-Hit Families Finally Start Saving, Aggravating Nation's Economic Woes": ... " and you get 600 results, and for "credit card nation" you get almost 400 results. But the consumer debt data ... Rick and Noreen Capp recently reduced their credit-card debt, opened a savings account and stopped [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 14:56:00

Clip Job: Sing a Song, Sing It Loud...

Clip Job: Sing a Song, Sing It Loud... by Tony Ortega (6:00AM 11/28) Blogsgiving: How the Locals Gave Thanks by Roy Edroso (9:56PM 11/27) ... bailout plan to "help" consumers by luring them even deeper into debt in hopes that their overall debt ... , Paulson plans for the government to soak up a lot of bad consumer debt. But his emphasis so far [more...]

Date: 2008-11-28 15:41:38

How Do Lenders View Credit Counseling Services?

Typically consumers that have overwhelming debt have two options, either enter into a Consumer Credit Counseling Program or declare Bankruptcy ... Credit Counseling program for such reasons as it is more cost effective and easier to implement. Many credit card companies and creditors realize that it would be more beneficial to actually work [more...]

Date: 2008-12-09 00:04:36

How to Get Credit Card Debt Collectors to Focus Their Energy Elsewhere

Most of those people who cannot afford to pay their monthly minimum credit card payment become potential victims of the consumer debt collection industry. However, a growing number of consumers have found a law to protect themselves against credit card debt collectors. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-26 12:39:41

What Are The Major Benefits Of A Credit Card Debt Settlement Program?

45th Street, Manhattan, New York City Image via Wikipedia Debt Settlement is becoming one of the best systems for consumers to reach debt ... settlement as a means to get out of debt is due to the hard economic predicament we are currently going ... debt is something that can seriously weigh down on Americans monthly finances, and debt settlement [more...]

Date: 2008-11-11 19:51:57

Fed bets $800 billion on consumers

That $200 billion aimed at spurring consumer borrowing will come from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which will lend that money to holders of securities backed by consumer debt, such as credit card debt. ... He said the fact that the Fed and Treasury had to work together to get an additional $800 [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 19:04:49

The Reckless Federal Reserve, Bernard Madoff and Elihu Root: Lessons for Today

The Federal Reserve has now moved to escalate even further its inflationary jihad in a vain and highly dangerous attempt to “stimulate” the economy ... to buy up mortgage-backed debt and consumer debt, the balance sheet will be up to about $3 trillion [more...]

Date: 2008-12-20 22:14:32

Credit Card Consolidation Service - Financial Peace Of Mind

Are you one of the many people having trouble paying your bills on time every month? it does seem to be an epidemic at this point in our society ... things going reasonably well financially. How do you find consumer credit counseling service? Debt ... on the payments for your debt consolidation loan. The more rational course to take when money [more...]

Date: 2008-10-25 14:28:17

Single Ma’s 2008 Spending: The Devil’s in the Details

In yesterday’s post, Where Did My Money Go in 2008, I shared a summary breakdown of how I spent a net income of $90,303 ... /wants (12% each), misc (0.5%), and debt repayment (0%).  After further investigation, I’ve gathered the dirty details behind the numbers: 1. Debt Repayment ($0 - 0%): I have no consumer debt [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 15:00:14

Paying Down Debt In Your Marriage

Debt can be a real strain on any marriage. Today we’ll take a look at how you can work with your spouse to reduce debt together ... accumulate credit card debt. Before you know it, you’ve racked up $50k in consumer debt, not including ... such as an unexpected medical expense or car repair. Don’t skip step 1! It’s #1 for a reason. Step [more...]

Date: 2008-09-08 13:12:49

Are you looking at every possible debt settlement option?

Typically when someone enters a debt settlement program they need to fit a set of criteria that includes having at least $10,000 in bad consumer debt and a very good reason why the debt has become delinquent. Valid reasons include loss of job, lowered income, divorce, medical issues, and even limited fixed income. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 22:34:00

Is It A Good Or Bad Thing That So Many Companies Are Going Out Of Business?

What exactly will 2009 bring us in terms of businesses closing down for good? ... $2.56 trillion in consumer debt, with the average household’s credit card debt amounting to $8,565 ... filing for bankruptcy or are already in it, so we won’t know if some of them make [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 14:00:00

“I’m Going to Put a Judgment on You”

Often we hear reports from clients that a debt collector threatened to put a judgment against them if a debt was not immediately paid.  This is a misleading statement and may be actionable under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and/or the corresponding Pennsylvania law protecting consumers from abusive debt collection [more...]

Date: 2009-01-04 21:06:20

The Paradox of Thrift

Has the economy scared you into cutting back on your spending, paying down your credit cards, getting your budget in order? ... couple profiled in the Journal story: Rick and Noreen Capp recently reduced their credit-card debt ... with that? Haven’t consumers been told they need to be more responsible about debt and spending - the lesson [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 14:12:53

Weekend Edition: 1-10

Random Observations Kudos to Esquire magazine for picking Gerard Baker as the “headliner” from South Dakota when it sought “wisdom and advice” from ... . Rushmore National Memorial. Further displaying my ignorance in economics, why is reduction in consumer debt a bad thing? Or are we just so locked into being a debt-based economy there’s no way [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 17:09:44

The Guns For Tots Program…

The Guns For Tots Program… December 12th, 2008 Pop culture is like the re-niggerfication of America ... are so resourceful. The real problem is when broke ass kids start getting some money. To be a consumer ... to consume shit and to go into debt poor people are creating art that mirrors those values [more...]

Date: 2008-12-13 00:34:05

Fazzari on Keynesian Economics

Steve Fazzari, of Washington University in St. Louis, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Keynesian economics ... About this week's guest: Steve Fazzari's Home page "Household Debt in the Consumer Age: Source of Growth ... of Economics. Government Debt and Deficits, by John Seater. Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. John [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 11:29:25

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