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Is a Credit Card a Right or a Privilege? – Personal Finance Bloggers Question of The Week

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This weeks personal finance brain trust question was: Is having and using a credit card a right or a privilege? WC – A 27-year-old writer living in Chicago and writing about personal finance through The Writer’s Coin. This one’s easy: this is a service. So if I had to pick I would say it’s a privilege. When I was a ... Read More »

    What Do You Do When The Town Is Laid Off? – Personal Finnance Bloggers Question of The Week

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    This weeks personal finance brain trust question was a tough one that caused many of our bloggers to not contribute because there really isn’t a good answer to it. I knew it was going to be a tough one. DHL just announced massive layoffs that will cripple the town of Wilmington, Ohio and the surrounding area. What advice do you ... Read More »

      So You Have to Use Your Credit Card In An Emergency – Personal Finnance Bloggers Question of The Week

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      This weeks personal finance brain trust question was: What goes through your mind when people say that they HAD to use their credit card to get by? Is using a credit card when you can’t afford to pay a smart or necessary thing to do? WC – A 27-year-old writer living in Chicago and writing about personal finance through The ... Read More »

        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 »

          The Personal Finance Brain Trust Tackles – Trying to Make Ends Meet But Still In Trouble

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          This weeks personal finance brain trust question was one that I received online. My wife and I are both working, paying rent and land payment (have been trying to sell it), 3 kids and other debts and bills we are struggling from pay to pay and never get ahead. We have also borrowed money from family to help, but are ... Read More »

            Personal Finance Brain Trust – What Rights Should Debtors Have?

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            This weeks brain trust question was: Question: Bank of America is proudly telling people about their new loan modification program and how much it will help people. But this program did not materialize until Bank of America was sued by some states over predatory lending. The real world situation is that the majority of lenders are unresponsive or just not ... Read More »

              Would You Like More Credit Card Rights If It Means Credit Cards Are More Expensive?

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              This week I asked the Personal Finance Bloggers Brain Trust the following question and as always, the answers are thoughtful and insightful. Question: At the very time that our banks and Wall Street are asking and looking for a financial bailout they are condemning the ‘Credit Cardholders’ Bill of Rights. The American Bankers Association issued the following statement within minutes ... Read More »

                Tithing, Saving and Getting Out Of Debt – The Personal Finance Bloggers Brain Trust

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                This weeks question put to the personal finance bloggers brain trust at GetOutOfDebt.org was: When people are working with a credit counselor or working up their own budget they often hear or believe that they should not make religious contributions and should not put any money in savings while they are making debt repayments. Instead, some believe that every dollar ... Read More »

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