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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 . ยท 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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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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

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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

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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: Prosper.com Hits Regulatory Hurdle

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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