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Bogus and Scam Credit Counseling Groups Become Target Of Florida Legal System

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TALLAHASSEE, FL – Attorney General Bill McCollum today unveiled his office’s latest consumer protection initiative in the form of a coordinated enforcement effort targeting potentially improper tactics in Florida’s debt relief industry. In a statewide initiative, the Attorney General’s Economic Crimes Division has taken legal action against five companies and opened formal investigations into the practices of an additional five ... Read More »

Searching For a Debt Consolidation Loan or Credit Card Counseling Service

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When faced with credit card debt and suddenly looking for a credit card debt payoff it is not unusual for people to search out solutions they feel might be able to provide debt consolidation for bad credit. See if this sounds familiar, you wake up, in the middle of the night, worried about your debt problems. You know that the ... Read More »

Payday Loans and Cash Advances

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Now that banks have stopped their rampant lending to consumers what should we expect next? Well let’s not be surprised if we see an increase in payday loan or title loan activity. A payday loan is an unsecured, short-term cash advance until your payday. Payday loans are typically hyped with payday lenders saying things like: Personal Cash Advance is the ... Read More »

Despite What They Say This Is Not The End Of Subprime Loans

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Over and over again through print or on the airwaves it is being said that bankers have learned their lesson from the current economic crisis and credit will no longer be extended to people in the subprime market. While we hope that banks have learned their lesson that bad things happen when you lend to people most likely to default, ... Read More »

A 12-Step Plan to Get Out of Debt Fast!

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Debt is a major problem for a lot of people these days. The problem is, even if they know they want to get out of it, they have a hard time figuring out how to start. If you fit this description, this 12-Step program spells it out for you. Now, there isn’t one way to get out of debt, and ... Read More »

I Went Bankrupt. Our Bankruptcy Story About What It Was Like to Go Bankrupt.

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We lived through bankruptcy, we’ve felt the pain, the shame and the embarrassment. We know what it feels like to walk in your shoes to the court house and deal with the emotional aftermath. Sometimes bankruptcy is necessary and the best solution for your situation. You can’t let that knowledge hold you back from what must be done, if bankruptcy ... Read More »

When In Debt, Think of Others, Kindness Counts

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I saw this story below on CNN and for me it typifies the type of kindness and compassion that is needed to help someone you know with money troubles. Sometimes the best thing you can do is just to be a friend. If you know of someone that is struggling with debt problems, do something random and nice for them. ... Read More »

Debt Problems Are The Same In Indiana As They Are In Ireland

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Patrick Bryan, a debt adviser friend of mine from Northern Ireland, and I were chatting recently about the universal nature of debt problems in the world. It became apparent that while we are all told that we live in an interconnected global economy it seems that the consumers of each country continue to suffer in silence when it comes to ... Read More »

Is Most Christian Debt Advice Bogus? Here’s What Jesus Would Really Do.

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I’ve long hesitated about writing about Christian debt advice. It is a self-righteous can of conflict that I have avoid, like the biblical plague. But is seems like the ads proclaiming christian debt relief are appearing more and more. Advertisements like: Christian Debt Relief – Christian Debt Consolidation Help Free Quote! Christian Debt Advice – Debt consolidation and counseling based ... Read More »

So I Just Got a New Credit Card.

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My move back to the U.S. from England recently, generated a bit of ‘international moving expenses’ for us. My favorite was the $1,100 unexpected surprise I got having to pay for extra storage and the radiation screening by homeland security of our shipping container with all our stuff in it. It felt a bit like the sign I always expect ... Read More »

Sunday, 9:30 PM, Christian Kills Wife Because of Debts

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On Sunday September 28, 2008, twenty floors up in a Boston apartment, Christian Mogensen, logged on to his website, updated his web page, and then put a bullet into the head of his wife of many years. Not long latter Christian turned the gun on himself. The webpage update that Christian made was a death announcement of a demise about ... Read More »

“Who Is Going To Help The American People To Get Out of Debt?”

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I just saw someone searched for “Who Is Going To Help The American People To Get Out of Debt?” and landed here on the GetOutOfDebt.org site. It might be tough for me to help all the people that are going to be in financial trouble all by myself, but I’m doing my best to help. But I can use your ... Read More »

I’m The Debt Expert And Even I’m Scared

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Economic worries and concerns impact anyone that is paying attention and for those of us that have a bit of awareness and understanding about how the consumer credit and debt world works, it makes it even more frightening when looking into the crystal ball. I avoid debt, but I have some. But it is not the debt that scares me ... Read More »

Eleven Real Things You Should Do to Survive a Bad Economy

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So much of what we read is all high level safe stuff about what people should do when facing tough economic times. And a whole lot of that advice is good for the masses, but what about what is best for the individual, you. The government wants consumers not to lose confidence during tough times. The economy needs you to ... Read More »

Turn Crap You Don’t Need Into Cash

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It’s five days until payday, and you’re rifling through jacket pockets and old purses, scrounging for change. But have you recently looked in the basement? Or the attic, the back of the wardrobes, the garage and the kids’ rooms? Is clutter taking over your house? You may be able to turn some of that clutter into cold, hard cash. Selling ... Read More »

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