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Default Rates Continue to Fall at Credit Card Issuers

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Reports just out from five of the six top credit card issuers showed that default rates on accounts fell in June. Of the banks reporting, Bank of America showed the biggest reduction in default rates with Chase Bank, Discover reporting very noticeable declines. Just recently Discover said their default rate was at the lowest ever in their history. According to ... Read More »

How Can I Owe a Debt The Creditor Charged Off? – Janet

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being sued by collection agency have several charged off accts a collection agency says i have a debt with them but the original creditor has charged off this acct how can i owe this collection agency anything? Janet It’s time to put debt behind you and start dreaming about your life after debt. – Click to Tweet The Answer This ... Read More »

Clinton Wants to Know “Am I Doing The Right Thing By Repaying My Debt?”

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Clinton “Dear Steve, I am receiving social security disability insurance (SSDI) and got abandoned with a mortgage back in 2007 that went into foreclosure. I know I can’t get the foreclosure removed but I have been diligently trying to pay off all of my outstanding debt, charge-offs and the ones that report a zero balance but the collection agencies keep ... Read More »

Can I Just Get By Sending $10 a Month And Not Get Sued? – Jeff

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“Dear Steve, A law office harassing me a bout a credit card bill I have. I lost my job, told the credit card company that I would pay 10 dollars a month to them until I found employment and could pay more. I have since found out that they have charged it off and referred it to a law firm. ... Read More »

I Am Getting Married And We Want to Buy a House But My Credit Isn’t Great. – Kelli

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“Dear Steve, Hope all is well! My fiance and I are getting married next April and are currently saving to purchase our first home! We are saving around $12,000-$15,000 for the down payment, we are looking to purchase a house no more than $130,000. The only problem is I have 2 charge offs from CC that I had about 2 ... Read More »

I Have Mental Health Issues. How Can I Reduce My Debt? – Mel

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Mel “Dear Steve, I have a charged-off bank account, a charged-off cell phone bill, a charged-off credit card, and have not paid anything on another credit card for almost 6 months. The bank account received several overdraft charges that were a result of a cab company charging me $70 instead of $10, but I didn’t keep track of the receipt. ... Read More »

How You Can Get Out of Debt Fast Without Filing Bankruptcy

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So there’s this guy, Scott, who has developed an ultimate guide to getting out of debt. Sure, I’m as skeptical as the next guy but after looking over the information I was left with a problem, it looked pretty good. His information page actually contains a bunch of information that you don’t normally see which led me to believe that ... Read More »

How Do I Remove Charge Offs From My Credit Report? – Debt Chicken

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Debt Chicken “Dear Steve, Okay, so I did the ignoring thing with two credit cards and the banks charged them off. However, when I was finally able to pay them, I paid them off one through an attorney and the other a collection agency. My current credit reports shows the original creditor as charging them off and the collection agencies ... Read More »

Law Offices and Creditors Are Calling Me Non-Stop, Threatening to Sue and Treating Me Like a Criminal – Avria

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“Dear Steve, Early in 2008, I had a sudden turn of events. I had to quit my job due to health problems and lost half of my household income when my ex and I split up. I had just bought a new car and signed on to what would have been smart loans to transition into a more comfortable state ... Read More »

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