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See How ManagIng Your Private Debt And Get What You Want Out Of Life

September 14, 2009 | By Terry Stanfield In Finance | If statistical data are anything to go by it appears most of the populace has some level of private debt. Debt in itself is not a bad thing so long as you’ve got the capability to make repayment without causing yourself additional stress. If we constantly consume more than we earn, the end result isn’t going to be good. If you need to govern your personal debt you want to get on top of your budget. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-14 22:57:00

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Debt Settlement Attorneys – Are Their Services Recommendable?

Many American companies have downsized their work force, eliminated jobs, and some have gone out of business altogether over the past few years. This has left many individuals unemployed or underemployed for extended periods of time. Personal debt has skyrocketed during this time, because of these dwindling incomes. Is it advisable to use the services of a debt settlement attorney if an individual’s personal debt becomes overwhelming? [more...]

Date: 2009-09-21 06:01:42

I Told Off The Debt Collector [Debt Collectors]

Some punkass debt collector called trying to get a hold of some lady he thinks my girlfriend knows. Here's roughly how the conversation went ... immediately. Muted. Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices act, debt collectors are allowed to contact ... break any rules, there's no law against having being condescending and arrogant. (Photo [more...]

Date: 2008-10-08 21:52:29

Debt Managment and Debt Consolidation Loans For Bad Credit

Amazon.de Widgets What is debt consolidation but a way to financial freedom with positive actions to bring about resolutions of high interest rates, late fees, over the credit line fees, etc. and see ones balances decrease instead of increase with positive impact on the credit rating. The question is frequently asked by consumers who find that answers to accumulating debt are on the wire and something has to be done. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-22 05:45:34

Save Money by Using a Debt Consolidation Loan

Amazon.de Widgets If you are suffering from expensive credit card debt that is difficult to keep under control would it be worth considering a debt consolidation loan as a viable alternative? The simple math would suggest it is.It seems as if you cannot turn on the television or the radio nowadays without seeing or hearing advertisers promoting debt consolidation loans and products. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 15:20:16

Debt Buyer Beware

If you receive quotes from anyone who does NOT ask you who your creditors are, you better RUN! With so many people in a financial hardship these days, many unscrupulous, untrained or ignorant people are jumping onto the debt consolidation band wagon… unfortunately this could mean big trouble for you! Did you know Citibank, Discover and Bank of America are much more likely to file a lawsuit against you if you make the mistake of enrolling into a bad debt setllement program over 24-30 months. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 15:22:37


by Sarah Taslkinsten This is routinely when they will spin to loan consolidation. However, we can connect only about any arrange of loan. This includes personal loans, propagandize loans, healing loans, home correct loans, as great as many, many more. The manage to buy has taken a spin for a worse as great as with that comes debt. You could have combined your debt for a series of reasons, such as, pursuit loss, lay off, or a unsuccessful company, yet a actuality still stays that we have been in debt. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 14:43:33

What is Debt Reduction Credit Card Consolidation?

Amazon.de Widgets Credit cards, some would say, have created a massive debt issue, leading to an increase in the number of people using credit card consolidation and various other forms of debt management. The introduction of credit cards has, without question, been a success story for the financial institutions as the convenience factor has basically pushed the use of paper money into the modern day equivalent of the dark ages!It seems there is nothing we cannot buy with plastic nowadays but, [more...]

Date: 2009-09-22 21:07:25

Bad Debtors Be Warned, You Are Being Watched!

As the recession takes a hold more and more people are struggling to repay debt. Personal debt in Britain is increasing at a dramatic rate and is now approaching the 1.4 trillion pounds mark. However for one sector, business is booming. These are the private investigators charged with tracking down non payers of debt. “Why should people get away with not paying?” says a spokesperson for the Bankruptcy Advisory Service, which counsels bad debtors. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-11 01:50:50

An Inside Look at Blueprint: Split, Finish and Track It

As we mentioned earlier , Chase has rolled out some new financial tools to help you track your finances and conquer your credit card debt. All in all, these simply amount to fancy ways of looking at your balance – but as anyone who regularly reads personal finance blogs knows by now, the road to a debt free (or at least a manageable amount of debt) is paved with discipline moreso than breaks from credit card companies. Blueprint offers Chase customers some flashy systems for motivating yourself. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-18 11:55:09

Things Everyone Should Know About School Loan Consolidation

by Sarah Taslkinsten Loan consolidation is a great way to combine a few different loans into one loan. This creates one manageable payment with one interest rate. Loan consolidation can save a person hundreds or more dollars a months and thousands of dollars a year. The economy has taken a turn for the worse and with that comes debt . You could have created your debt for a number of reasons, such as, job loss, lay off, or a failed company, but the fact still remains that you are in debt. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-27 14:38:28

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« PreviousReading Rod Blagojevich Next »The Republican Response All That Debt Posted by Joe KleinWednesday, September 9, 2009 at 1:15 pm 60 Comments • Trackback (1) Andrew Sullivan is right on target about why the budget deficits--and national debt--are so high: it's the Republicans, obviously.Indeed, there are only two presidents in the past 50 years who took the national debt seriously after it exploded when Lyndon Johnson refused to fund the Vietnam war--George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-09 17:15:12

3 Important Considerations When Hiring A Debt Collection Agency

by David P. Montana To operate a organization effectively, every owner has to stay on top of their receivables and monitor their cash flow. Whether you market a product or give a service, you probably have to deal with late-paying or none-paying customers from time to time. That means that you have to have a sound, uniform internal debt recovery policy in place. Part of your policy should include knowing when to outsource difficult accounts to a debt collection agency. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-24 12:41:01

Arrange Your Own Debt Consolidation and Save Money

Amazon.de Widgets Debt consolidation companies can and have provided excellent services to thousands who have had severe credit card debt and who were suffering financial problems as a result. However, these services are not free and also many people don’t like the idea of handing over their personal information to these companies. The solution: DIY debt consolidation. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 15:43:00

3 Notable Points To Consider When Hiring A Debt Collection Agency

by David P. Montana To operate a organization effectively, every owner has to stay on top of their receivables and monitor their cash flow. Whether you market a product or give a service, you probably have to deal with late-paying or none-paying customers from time to time. That means that you have to have a sound, uniform internal debt recovery policy in place. Part of your policy should include knowing when to outsource difficult accounts to a debt collection agency. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 07:05:54

Find Out More Information About IVA inside this Blog Post

The main advantage of the debt management companies is that they have the experienced in negotiations agents who are well aware of the ways that allow to make good deals with the credit lenders in order to arrange the debts of a client for less than the entire sums. This service comes usually instead of paying the money back in an entire amount. The reduction of the whole amount of debts in such a way is very good idea and it can really help you to avoid much stress. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 02:39:32

3 Things To Consider Why Your Organization Needs Debt Scoring For Your Delinquent Debt

by David P. Montana In today’s challenging and difficult economy, organizations of all sizes are facing ever-growing delinquencies in their accounts receivable and expanding debt portfolios. Whereas any organization’s internal collection processes serve an essential role in collecting on past due delinquent accounts, many companies simply don’t have the resources, time and expertise necessary to recover consistently and effectively on these unpaid accounts. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-26 07:46:42

3 Principal Areas To Examine When Hiring A Debt Collection Agency

To operate a organization profitably, every owner has to stay on top of their receivables and check their cash flow. Whether you promote a product or offer a service, you probably have to deal with late-paying or none-paying customers from time to time. That means that you have to have a sound, consistent internal debt recovery policy in place. Part of your policy should include knowing when to contract out problem accounts to a debt collection agency. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-18 12:13:35

Eliminating Debt in 5 Easy Steps

by John Major It is unfortunate that in today’s economy, debt rules all. From the deepest spots of our wallets, we have charged ourselves to the point of no return. The commercials and ads promising a better car, newer home and more of this and that are all based on lines of credit and bank loans. Our children have been raised in this economy where paying for something means a monthly payment and a low or high interest rate; this is why debt elimination is needed. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-24 11:39:25

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

Free Debt Snowball Spreadsheet

Vertex42, a site devoted to Microsoft Excel templates, spreadsheets, and calendars, has posted a free debt snowball calculator ... into the worksheet. This file contains two worksheets: A debt reduction calculator, which allows you to list your debts, their balances, interest rates, and monthly payments. A payment schedule telling [more...]

Date: 2008-08-26 19:51:18

Debt Settlement Companies: Friend or Foe?

These days, lots of people are swimming in debt with nowhere to turn, no access to credit, and no liquidity, with their credit scores shot… and they’re wondering what to do next. Someone I know who is in this predicament just recently asked me for some input. I told them that there are various paths to the same end: to get rid of your debt or to reduce it to some extent. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-09 06:49:11

Debt Settlement Attorney – Get Adequate Representation

If you are looking to reduce or eliminate debt without declaring bankruptcy, you may be well served if you hire a debt settlement attorney. These lawyers are specialists in negotiating with creditors to not only get them to accept a feasible settlement plan, but also to do things like remove negative marks from your credit report, reduce or eliminate penalty fees, and make other such concessions. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-20 06:02:32

Here Is A Good Plan for Dealing with Tax Debt

Author : Vlavladi Vishnu If you are in need of tax debt relief you are part of a growing numbr of people With the economy htiting bottom and the financial world remaining shaky, many pople find it difficult to pay their tax bills For this reasson, it is vitally important to accept and understand that there is inndeed a serious isssue to be dealt with, and then to formulate a “plan of atack” Usually people who are dealimng with tax debt will have failed to file at least one reurn The first [more...]

Date: 2009-09-09 08:29:42

How Much Is Debt Costing You in Opportunity?

  Photo courtesy of Afroswede While perusing my ever growing backlog of feed reader favorites I ran across an article that caught my eye from One Caveman’s Financial Journey.  He makes the point so many of us who have been paying off debt ... !  As I sit down to pay bills each month, and schedule yet another debt snowball payment, I just cringe [more...]

Date: 2008-10-30 11:00:05

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

Obama Would Like All People Out of Credit-Card Debt – Legally Erase 50-60% of Your Past Due Debts

Are you plagued by your financial troubles? If so, how would you like to have your debt legally erased? You can! Little-known tactics along with consumer protection laws have enabled many Americans, just like you, to erase past due balances. The end result is a decrease in stress and an elimination of those past due balance letters from creditors.Last 5 posts by In the News - Sears Remodels US Army Veteran's Home - September 24th, 2009Don't Miss This Great VA Loan Benefit - No Penalty For Prepayment [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 06:01:12

MoochSpot.com - Track Debts & Shared Expenses

What it does Ever wanted to have a simple, web-based manner of keeping track of debts and shared expenses with your friends? ... and sharing debt information among friends who move in the same circles. In practice, this system means you can borrow from many and settle the debt by paying to a single person you all have in common [more...]

Date: 2008-10-29 15:01:00

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

Spending our way out of debt.......from Rico

Don't try this at home! Spending your way out of debt, by creating more debt just doesn't work for individuals, or nations. The OECD chart illustrates that public spending on the back of unsustainable tax revenues leads to structural deficits which will NOT vanish after the crisis is over. Policy measures across many nations will prolong the recession/depression, and lead to lower tax revenues and higher unemployment. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 07:14:00

Pensioners hit by spiralling credit card debts forced to take out loans as energy prices soar

One in four people is approaching retirement with thousands of pounds worth of debt because they cannot meet the rising cost of living ... for debt charity the Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) said the research tallied with its own ... to pay their bills. The average credit card debt for the age group is now just over £8,000, according [more...]

Date: 2008-11-23 00:05:36

The Kangaroo is Still Hopping

T oday was one of those days when a couple of trends came together that should be making us think seiously about changing our current fiscal and monetary policies. The first thing I was was this debt chart from John B Taylor that shows how our current policy will effect the national debt. Projected national nebt as a percentage of GDP This what you call your unsustainable debt path. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 03:07:24


Amazon.de Widgets For Immediate ReleaseFREEDOM FROM DEBT HAS NEVER BEEN THIS SIMPLEIt’s A New Approach To An Age Old Problem Fort Lauderdale, Florida –A New Horizon is a well established Credit Counseling company with over 14years experience as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization assisting tens of thousands of  individuals and families from all walks of life in regaining control of their finances. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-10 15:00:20

Debt collection tactics come under scrutiny

Debt collection firms may face a government crackdown amid concern about the "aggressive" tactics used by some, such as chasing the wrong people and refusing to deal with debt advisory services. Gareth Thomas, the consumer minister, told the Guardian he had summoned the debt collection industry's main trade [more...]

Date: 2008-11-18 00:06:10

Shamed solicitor faces jail for taking from pensioner’s will

By Michael MacLeod A DISGRACED former lawyer who took almost half-a-million pounds from a dead pensioner’s will used the cash to pay off his own debts. Michael Karus, 48, embezzled £413,052.81 while acting as the executor of the estate of the late Edith Hampton, who died aged 89 in 2003. It emerged yesterday in court that he used the former teacher’s cash to settle debts in his own law and property firms and even paid off a personal credit card debt. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 17:11:34

"Adding a Trillion Dollars in Debt is Quite Manageable"

This is from an interview of Kenneth Rogoff: ...The Long-Term Consequences of Debt Region: Well, let's talk about the U.S. debt and its long-term consequences, in the context of the current economic crisis. The Stabilization Act authorizes $700 billion, some of which will contribute to the growth of national debt [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 06:21:49

Collector Threatens Jailtime Over Dead Debt [Debt Collectors]

Reader R. kinda messed up his credit years ago. He's a good boy now and his credit score is 700+, ... of limitations on the debt has well passed and threatening to send a debtor to jail is a violation of Federal law ... but now RSI Claims Process Services is hassling him about a 12-year-old credit card debt [more...]

Date: 2008-10-24 21:04:06

Debt Consolidation Needs

When I was a branch sales manager before for a well-known direct selling company, I was privileged to avail four credit cards ... but now I am really having a hard time. How I wish I could avail of a debt consolidation! Anyway ... , I was able to find reliable information that can give me great tips on how to deal credit card debts [more...]

Date: 2008-07-23 04:02:17

The Dirty Secrets of Debt Reduction (and What to Do About Them)

When I was a sophomore in college, I got my first credit card. I thought it was awesome — it was like free money ... to pay off debt. I was arrogant. I believed this advice didn’t apply to me. But then my car broke down ... , and then paused my debt elimination plans for a few months in order to stash $1,000 in the bank [more...]

Date: 2008-07-17 12:00:34

How Can We Save Our Debt-Swamped Government? [Your Government]

The United States is $10.2 trillion in debt. Like countless Americans, ... in debt and I only make $2.5 trillion per year, and now this Bernanke jerk put me on the hook ... all my stuff. Please, what can I do? Calm down, Jim. You too can escape from debt by following a few basic [more...]

Date: 2008-10-11 22:00:00

The Next Big Bubble To Burst: U.S. Treasuries

Everyone in the world knows that the U.S. has a huge debt, and that the U.S. economy is performing poorly. Yet, people are flocking to U.S ... of stopping the debt train, though, so who knows how high it will go. We are on uncharted ground right now, and all it would take to push this train off the tracks is one major debt holder to start selling [more...]

Date: 2008-12-15 18:11:33

Money Woes For The LCR

Get out your hankies....the Log Cabin Republicans are in debt ... difficulties and ended the year at least $100,000 in debt, according to Patrick Sammon, the organization’ ... $100,000 in debt or “maybe a little more,” adding that the figure is made up of consolidated debt. “It’ [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 16:11:00

Why Vodafone Is a Buy

Shiv Kapoor submits: I am looking at Vodafone ( VOD ) and I like what I see. Earnings have grown at an annualized rate of 21.8% while dividends have grown at 20.45% during the 1999 to 2009 period. Net debt divided by net debt plus equity is 29.75% which is within my 30% extra due care required threshold. Operating cash flow is strong and growth in estimated free cash flow (EPS + debt – capex) has been strong growing at over 17% annualized over the past decade. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 15:01:18

One Reason I’ve Been So Quiet

Today GamerDude and I signed the final paperwork involved in refinancing a rental property that we own as a means to get out from under the load of too much debt. This is one of those things that I was holding back from talking about here until I was sure that everything went through. I cannot describe the relief of no longer having to live paycheck to paycheck (and even then only barely making it as year by year we fell into mroe and more debt). And while we are still in the same amount of [more...]

Date: 2009-09-26 01:53:47

Erase 50% of Your Debts You Owe Legally and Ethically – Beat the Recession!

Fact: It is now legal to erase 50% of your debt that you owe to any financial institution, however Americans have been educated by their creditors and so they stay in debt until they retire. Card debts of $10,000 will take an average consumer 40 years to pay , interest rates are that high. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-15 06:01:19

10 Tips on Saving Money

Tip 1 ” Although credit cards are a convenient way to pay for things they can lead to trouble if you cannot afford to keep up with the total repayments. Interest on credit cards is often offered at an extremely low rate for the first few months and increased dramatically therein after. Debt can quickly spiral out of control and become unmanageable for many people therefore it is sometimes necessary to consolidate all of the debt into one manageable package by engaging in one small low cost loan. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-19 11:18:31

American Opportunity Tax Credit

As a general rule, I typically oppose almost all federal government spending on anything other than the responsibilities expressly outlined in our Constitution. I believe that such expenditures result in waste, corruption, debt and a limiting of the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. Much of government sponsored financial aid has really only served to drive up the price of a college education and increase the amount of our national debt. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-23 11:00:09

Assessing Distressed Debt Opportunities

We all understand the fundamental philosophy that  generally drives winning investing (or at least I hope we all do): “buy low,  sell high” ... of distress associated with it (either personal and/or debt driven  distress). This blog will focus on assessing the distressed debt  opportunity. As due diligence consultants, we’re asked [more...]

Date: 2008-11-02 09:48:47

Debt Consolidation Programs That Are Offered In Illinois

Given below are a few debt programs offered by non profit companies in Illinois. It is helpful to take a look at these institutions on a more thorough level. The first company is Dept Counseling Corp. this has established itself as a non profit company. They provide various services related to debt and financial situations. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-09 16:15:16

Managing Debt: Get A Grip on Reality

From the Examiner.com: Whether you spend more than you make or have borrowed too much along the way, it’s time to realize that you’re not the only person who has made this mistake or is faced with the payoff battle. Whatever your case is, if you’re serious about getting out of debt, the bottom line in doing so is training yourself to live on what you earn versus living on what you want. To do that, you’re going to have to make a few modifications. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-10 21:50:00

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