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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.

Wal-Mart de Mexico Plans 100,000 Credit Cards by Year-End — With Interest Rates of 59% to 75%


Next time I hear someone complain about high interest rates on credit cards in the U.S., I'll be sure to pass this story along to them. Wal-Mart de Mexico, which is known as Walmex, plans to ramp up its credit-card business in Mexico by the end of the year, according to Bloomberg sources. All told, the bank plans to issue more than 100,000 cards. The cards will have annual percentage rates that Read More »

In China, Pay Your Credit Card Bills or Get Hustled Off to The Bank


In China, it's pay up ... or else Seattle Times, United States - 41 minutes ago Since then, he has pared his overall credit card debt to $2900. "I am so ashamed," Deng said. "I have no face to meet my father. When I look back, ... Read More »

I Couldn’t Help Myself, I Had to Look At The Local Foreclosures


I just wrote an article about the really high foreclosure rates as reported by RealtyTrac. That really got me thinking about foreclosures in my area so I went to RealtyTrac to find my local foreclosures, and there were a lot more than even I expected, and the economy around me isn’t bad! If you want to find a local foreclosure ... Read More »

Easy Come, Easy Go: Hits Regulatory Hurdle


OK. Remember earlier this week when I posted a story about alternative lending? You remember. It was the upbeat story about peer-to-peer (p2p) lending -- and how this credit crisis is good for business (link here). That story was written by Economix, a blog at the New York Times. The blog pointed out that more traditional-looking borrowers were turning to p2p for funding needs during the credit Read More »

College Students Sell Happiness Instead of Blood To Pay Back Student Loans


A recent article in the Penn State newspaper disturbed me greatly. Surveys are indicating that students would rather go for a bigger paycheck over happiness, in order to deal with debts. It is one thing to seek a bigger paycheck over happiness but what these young students don’t realize is that dissatisfaction with your job easily leads you to excessive ... Read More »

How does GenY cope amid such a turbulent economy? Save, save, save – The Canadian Press


How does GenY cope amid such a turbulent economy? Save, save, save The Canadian Press, TORONTO - 51 minutes ago If people who are just starting to build a credit name for themselves get into trouble with credit card debt , it can really spell trouble, said Salloum. ... Read More »

How to Avoid Filing for Bankruptcy – WAAY


How to Avoid Filing for Bankruptcy WAAY, AL - 35 minutes ago By Lisa Smith Filing for bankruptcy is often viewed as a quick and easy way to get out of debt . While it will make some of your debts go away, US residents ... Read More »

Green-eyed monster bothers ‘Ms. Right’ – Southtown Star


Green-eyed monster bothers 'Ms. Right' Southtown Star, IL - 4 hours ago Can you foresee whether or not we will be able to get out of debt ? Read More »

How to get out of debt with Citibank


Citibank has a great new offer if you are looking to consolidate your debts with the Citibank Personal Credit personal loan. Read More »

Is The Government’s Financial Bailout Going To Help You Get Out Of … – WebWire (press release)


Is The Government’s Financial Bailout Going To Help You Get Out Of ... WebWire (press release), GA - 8 hours ago "Having been through the stress and anxiety myself, I made it my goal in life to help as many other people get out of debt as I can. ... Read More »

10 ways to protect yourself in financial crisis – Daily Journal


10 ways to protect yourself in financial crisis 
 Daily Journal, SC - 10 hours ago Harrine Freeman, personal finance expert and author of "How to Get Out of Debt ," said small changes, such as skipping Starbucks in the morning, packing your ... Read More »

DEBT RX USA, LLC. sets a new innovative standard in Debt Settlement – International Business Times


DEBT RX USA, LLC. sets a new innovative standard in Debt Settlement International Business Times, NY - 1 hour ago ... RX USA and dollars that can be better spent on hiring more employees for their settlement department to help their customers get out of debt faster. ... Read More »

IMF to bail out Pakistan – France24


IMF to bail out Pakistan France24, France - 14 hours ago The International Monetary Fund announced on Wednesday that it would help a bankrupt Pakistan get out of debt . IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn said he would ... Read More »

How Do I Get Out of Debt?


The next time you ask yourself “How do I get out of debt ?” remember: Cut spending. Make fixed payments. Read More »

American Express Customers: Don’t Try This At Home


I hate writing these kinds of stories. On the one hand, it will help those who are currently doing -- or thinking about doing -- what I am about to write about. On the other hand, there will be some readers who will now go out and do exactly what I am trying to dissuade them from doing. That said, I can't control what my readers do. They'll do what they're going to do. Here's the deal. A Read More »

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