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Chapter 8 – Your Money is Your Friend

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Chapter 8 – Your money is your friend Once you slow down your consumption of material goods and learn to find happiness within yourself, you will find you have more money to save and invest. You will be able to do much more with what you have and you will be surprised that more will follow. Your external wealth will ... Read More »

What Do You Do When Your Creditors and Credit Counselors Say There Isn’t Anything They Can Do to Help? – Elle

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Elle “Dear Steve, What do you do when the credit card company and the credit counselors say they can’t do anything to help? I have a solid income, good credit score and have racked up $37,000 worth of unsecured debt. I called Bank of America to ask for a lower interest rate, I’m paying 18.99%, 21.99% on two cards. Credit ... Read More »

Keith Writes in And Wants To Know “Should I Consider Debt Consolidation For a Fee?”

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Keith “I have $30,000 in credit card debt plus $160,000 in home loans and business loans. Should I consider debt consolidation from a company that charges me a fee each month?” Keith, Excellent question and my answer may surprise you, Yes! Nonprofit credit counseling programs brag that many of them are free or at a low cost, but that comes ... Read More »

Daniel Writes In – “How Can I Get Out of Credit Card Debt?”

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Daniel says, “I’ve been buried in credit card debt and it feels like I make payments each month and instead of things going down, things go up. My interest rates recently went up even though I have not missed a payment or paid late. Another one of my MasterCard’s just lowered my limit a lot. Is there any hope. Thanks” ... Read More »

My Husband Lost His Job. What Can We Do To Get Help From The Credit Card Companies? – Cyndi

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Cyndi “Dear Steve, My husband lost his job. We are $13,000 in credit card debt. We owe a mortgage and an equity loan. My income covers most but not all expenses. I need to know what I can do to get the credit card company to set me up on monthly payments for what I owe,without adding anymore service charges ... Read More »

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 »

Bob Was Injured And Is Now Behind On His Credit Cards

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“Dear Steve, I’ve been out of work since 10/17/07 (Auto accident) & was let go from my job…I am trying to work with credit card companies. One said they would deffer payments for two months but close the account…How does this effect my credit score with the credit bureau? Does deffered credit card payments (by the CC company) effect your ... Read More »

Your Credit Card Company Is Waking Up After A Bender

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Have you ever raised your hurting head the morning after the night before after a little to much fun and alcohol? You know, when you’ve got a bad hangover and possibly regret some of what happened the night before. It’s much the same thing that is going on at credit card companies right now. Now that the economy looks like ... Read More »

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