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Meltdown risks mental health disaster

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Fears over job security, paying the bills or even just whether your house is going to be foreclosed are fuelling an epidemic of stress, anxiety and sleepless nights among workers on both sides of the Atlantic – and it is managers who are having to pick up the pieces. Increased stress, anxiety and tension inside as well as outside the ... Read More »

Outrage Over Credit Cards with 222% APR

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Outrage Over Credit Cards with 222% APR QCK, UK - 1 hour ago The money must then be repaid at a rate that is more than 10 times the average APR of a credit card. Debt groups and politicians have expressed anger at the ... Read More »

New Indian Middle Class Gets Caught In the Whirlwind of Revolving Credit

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It's tough all over -- and not just in the United States. In India, where revolving credit is still relatively new, consumers are struggling under the weight of crushing consumer debt, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal this morning. But it's not just Indian consumers who are suffering. The banks that handed out this easy money are being hammered as well. Indeed, card companies that Read More »

Reader Tip of the Day: How to Conveniently Maximize Discover’s Bonus Cash Back

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This tip comes from one of my readers. If you have a tip that you'd like me to pass along, feel free to email me at [email protected] If you want me to give you a tip of the cap (meaning you would like credit for the tip), feel free to include a name that I can use (whether it be a first name or posting ID). I'll publish these tips as often as I get them, so keep those tips coming. Of course, Read More »

Hardships Past Haunt Europe’s Search for Financial Safety

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Hardships Past Haunt Europe’s Search for Financial Safety New York Times, United States - 6 minutes ago Even when it comes to the British, who look more like Americans in terms of credit card debt and mortgage exposure, only about 20 percent of them have ... Read More »

In this economy, layaway is in vogue

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In this economy, layaway is in vogue Tampabay.com, FL - 2 hours ago Consumer credit is getting tighter at a time when rising joblessness, foreclosures and prices make it harder to pay off credit card debt . ... Read More »

YOUR VIEW: Charles Merlis

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YOUR VIEW: Charles Merlis Hartford Courant, United States - 2 hours ago Instead many people have used it to reduce their credit card debt on which they are paying confiscatory rates. Credit card debt has increased exponentially ... Read More »

Americans losing sleep over financial crisis

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Americans losing sleep over financial crisis Reuters - 32 minutes ago Of those, a third said their biggest worry was the cost of living, while another third cited their credit card debt . One in six said their biggest worry was ... Read More »

Early voting records fall; Arditti hitting credit cards to finance

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Early voting records fall; Arditti hitting credit cards to finance ... Newspaper Tree, TX - 3 hours ago After the election, she will have until March 2009 to take limited campaign contributions and use them to repay herself. If her credit card debt is large, ... 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 »

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