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Credit Card Debt Settlement

Have we bounced back from the Great Recession?

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: August 16, 2013

With the Great Recession behind us, Americans seem to be opening their wallets once again. According to the Federal Reserve, consumer credit went up in May by an amount not seen in a year. While robust spending may be good news for the economy, it remains to be seen whether it is a positive for [...]

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The surprising reason some people have credit card debt

Written by Maryalene LaPonsie
Posted On: March 1, 2013

Every month, about four in ten households get a bill for credit card debt they will not pay off. That's according to a 2010 Survey of Consumer Finances conducted by the Federal Reserve Board. Stereotypes abound for these families. Typically, we think of them as people who, for whatever reason, are on the brink of bankruptcy. [...]

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Five ways to battle family money stress during holiday visits

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Posted On: December 7, 2010

Fear of conflict and criticism can prevent you from enjoying holiday travel. Learn how Mayo Clinic experts and other counselors defuse family fights over credit card debt and other money issues. [...]

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Credit Card Debt: You Can Run, but You Can't Hide!

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Posted On: June 16, 2010

Debt collectors may have scared you into thinking that you can't take control of your credit card bills, but smart thinking can save you from court cases and wrecked credit scores. [...]

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2 Things to Learn From Lindsay Lohan's Credit Card Crisis

Written by Beverly Blair Harzog
Posted On: April 20, 2010

You'd think being rich and famous would leave you with enough money to make your credit card payments. But I guess if your credit card bill is for more than a half million dollars, it's hard to find the cash. RadarOnline.com reports that Lindsay Lohan owes around $600,000 on her credit cards. Apparently, one card has [...]

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Are you ready for your close-up?

Written by Beverly Blair Harzog
Posted On: March 19, 2010

If so, you could be the next credit card star! Here's how: GetRichSlowly.org is sponsoring a fun video contest. There are three categories: personal finance tips, success stories, and a website award. The best video in each category wins $500. But that's not all. There will also be ten runners-up in the personal finance tips and [...]

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Higher Minimum Credit Card Payments Offer Fast Track Out of Debt

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Posted On: August 7, 2009

In a recent column for the NY Times, Freakonomics authors Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt explained the genius behind the concept of low credit card minimum payments. When studied by academics, test subjects who selected their own minimum payments often paid far more than monthly bank statements required. For many years, credit card issuers have [...]

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5 Hot Credit Card Offers for the Summer

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Posted On: June 29, 2009

Even though it seems like major banks have been rolling up the red carpet instead of rolling it out for new customers, I found a handful of money-saving deals for savvy credit card users. Even in the midst of the credit crunch, there are still some real jewels out there and these are among my [...]

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