Credit Card Debt Settlement

Have we bounced back from the Great Recession? Written by Maryalene LaPonsie 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 [...] Posted in: Credit Card Debt / Settlement
The surprising reason some people have credit card debt Written by Maryalene LaPonsie 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. [...] Posted in: Credit Card Debt / Settlement
Five ways to battle family money stress during holiday visits Written by
December 7, 2010
AAA predicted that about 42 million Americans hit the road to visit with loved ones over the Thanksgiving holiday. That's roughly 11% more than last year, suggesting a few things: Gas prices have gone down Plane tickets have become easier to get More of us have solved our family money issues this year While the AAA doesn't [...] Posted in: Credit Card Debt / Settlement
Credit Card Debt: You Can Run, but You Can't Hide! Written by
June 16, 2010
Their voicemail messages can sound so intimidating. "This is Mr. Stevens. I have a very urgent business matter that needs your immediate attention. Call me back before six o'clock today at 1-800" Debt collection agencies hire people that can sound and act like the scariest people you've ever met, which makes hiding from them sound like [...] Posted in: Credit Card Debt / Settlement
Are you ready for your close-up? Written by Beverly Blair Harzog 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 [...] Posted in: Credit Card Debt / Settlement
Higher Minimum Credit Card Payments Offer Fast Track Out of Debt Written by
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 [...] Posted in: Credit Card Debt / Settlement
How a New Innovative Savings Program can Help You Pay Down Your Credit Card Debt Written by Mike Killian June 1, 2009 Editor's Note: This article is part of a popular Q & A format series in which we interview experts and industry professionals that have made significant contributions to the credit card industry and/or to promoting financial literacy. Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to make extra payments (beyond the minimum payment) on your credit [...] Posted in: Credit Card Debt / Settlement
Student Credit Card Debt Rising at an Alarming Rate According to Study Written by Mike Killian April 30, 2009 Editor's Note: This article is an interview with Dr. Mary Ann Campbell, CFP, an instructor of Personal and Family Finance in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department of the University of Central Arkansas.A recent national study by Sallie Mae, the nation's leading provider of student loans and administrator of college savings plans, found a rising [...] Posted in: Credit Card Debt / Settlement Student Credit Cards
The Truth About Credit Card Debt Settlement Written by
April 16, 2009
As an increasing number of people struggle to pay their bills, debt settlement companies are thriving. You can find their ads promising to settle your debts for pennies on the dollar anywhere. If you’re drowning in debt, those ads can be pretty attractive. But are they for real? And how will settlement affect your credit [...] Posted in: Credit Card Debt / Settlement Credit Score
"In Debt We Trust" Documentary Exposes America's Growing Addiction to Credit Card Overspending Written by Mike Killian August 25, 2006   Every now and then a film comes along which should be viewed by every single American. Such a film is the recently released In Debt We Trust- America Before the Bubble Bursts. This is a video by highly acclaimed documentary director, Danny Schechter. Among his more than 20 other recognized films is the award-winning expose [...] Posted in: Credit Card Debt / Settlement

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