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Steve Rhode
Steve Rhode is the Get Out of Debt Guy and has been helping good people with bad debt problems since 1994. You can learn more about Steve, here.

Which Presidential Candidate Is Better For Debtors? Personal Finnance Bloggers Question of The Week.

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This weeks personal finance brain trust question was: Which U.S. presidential candidate will most likely do more to help debtors and/or reform current bankruptcy regulations? Feel free to elaborate. WC – A 27-year-old writer living in Chicago and writing about personal finance through The Writer’s Coin. This question seems like a veiled attempt at asking “who are you voting for?” ... Read More »

Humor: US Solves Credit Crisis, Credit Cards

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Humor: US Solves Credit Crisis, Credit Cards Gather.com, MA - 2 hours ago And with the average American owing more than $8000 in credit card debt , paying everything back is going to take a while. Fortunately, there are companies ... Read More »

Debt Warning Signs, and Ways to Dig Out – TheStreet.com

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Debt Warning Signs, and Ways to Dig Out TheStreet.com - 3 hours ago ... from under that debt is to admit there's a problem. This means taking a hard look at your spending and saving habits, and taking action to get out of debt . Read More »

Debt collection lawsuits increase in Wisconsin

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Debt collection lawsuits increase in Wisconsin Chicago Tribune, United States - 4 hours ago Many were for failure to pay credit card debt . But the lawsuits also can include defaults on business, car and college loans. They do not include mortgage ... Read More »

How to be money-smart in tough times – from MoneySense magazine – CNW Group

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TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - When MoneySense magazine asked readers for financial success stories for its "How I Did It" contest, entries poured in. More than 300 readers wrote in and told amazing tales of how, through smarts and determination, they ... Read More »

Slowdown nails contractors: Dozens of Idaho small business owners

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Slowdown nails contractors: Dozens of Idaho small business owners ... Idaho Business Review, United States - 2 hours ago Most of the rest of their liabilities consist of medical bills, a car loan and credit card debt . · Boise home builder and contractor Russ Iverson filed for ... Read More »

Credit crisis hits even people not late on bills

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Credit crisis hits even the diligent The Tennessean, TN - 1 hour ago He said Bank of America told him it was increasing the interest rate on one of his cards because he had too much credit card debt . ... Read More »

Living (too) Large?

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Living (too) large? Lancaster Newspapers, PA - 2 hours ago The average American household carries a credit card debt of more than $8000. According to The New York Times, as household debt has mounted, incomes have ... Read More »

Recent Debt and Foreclosure Videos I Think You Need to Watch

A video about the most laid back realtor that specializes in dealing with bank owned foreclosure properties in Los Angles. [flash http://getoutofdebt.org/wp-content/uploads/foreclosure1.flv] The struggles of a real family falling behind and facing foreclosure. Their lender was unreasonable and impossible to work with and forced them further behind instead of working our a solution to help them avoid bankruptcy. [flash http://getoutofdebt.org/wp-content/uploads/debtbankruptcyqvc.flv] ... Read More »

Where To Seek Debt Help

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What’s left over is what you have to work with in order to get out of debt . When you hear the term monthly bills, that doesn’t just mean the bills you get in the mail each month. You should also include all the money you spend on food, ... Read More »

Budgeting to Get Out of Debt

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... more money it would solve all your financial problems? The problem is that those that are not good at managing money will always be in debt regardless of how much they make. Here are some tips to help you budget to get out of debt . Read More »

Credit Repair Firms In Crosshairs of Federal Trade Commission

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Credit repair, or how to make your credit report lie, is not something you want to get involved with. It is much better for you to focus on dealing with a bad credit issue and resolve it, focus on rebuilding your credit report and credit score and just don’t waste one minute or one penny on paying for credit repair. ... Read More »

Even Porn Is Not Recession Proof. See What I Mean.

Even Porn Not Recession Proof

Recent news out of Playboy Enterprises shows that a down economy hurts everyone. Playboy recently announced the elimination of 80 jobs and other cost savings measures in a hope to return to profitability. Memo from CEO Christie Hefner: October 15, 2008 Dear Fellow Employees: During the employee meetings earlier this year, I outlined the challenges facing the media industry and ... Read More »

I’m Afraid I’m Going To Get Laid Off. How Will I Pay My Bills? What Will I Do?

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“Dear Steve, When I read the news I get so afraid that I will get laidoff. Business at work seems to be slow and I find myself surfing the internet more at work and reading more of these stories about the pink slips that are coming. I’ve got bills and credit card debt to payoff and a wife and kids ... Read More »

10 ways to protect yourself in financial crisis – Trentonian

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NEW YORK - Bank foreclosures. A volatile job market. The rollercoaster Dow. This may be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, but we can do more than wait for the federal government to bail us out. Here are 10 things you can do right ... Read More »

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