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Root Canals and Appendectomy Were Expensive and Landed Me in Bankruptcy. – Ray

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“Dear Lewis, Made many not so smart mistakes which put me into serious credit card debt over the past 8 years or so. Followed by some dental work (multiple root canals) that had to be paid with credit card. Last year, had an emergency appendectomy that ended up in an medical insurance mess up. Ended up with 15K bill on ... Read More »

Collectors Called Constantly Scared of Foreclosure, What Can I Do? – Roy

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“Dear Steve, I have recently taken over management of finances and bill paying from my wife. I always knew we had some lingering credit card debt that had been following us since college, but I had no idea what the real situation was. At this point we are $51,000 in credit card debt. We have a mortgage, a HELOC, and ... Read More »

Off to College: How to Use Credit Cards and Not Get in Over Your Head

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Let’s face it: when it comes to getting credit, most students have it easy these days. Most college students do get credit cards — and plenty of them if they want. According to a recent study for the Education Resources Institute and the Institute for Higher Education Policy, many college students have credit cards and some of them got their ... Read More »

I’m in the Process of a Divorce. He is Supposed to Pay My Credit Card Bill. – Becca

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Becca “Dear Steve, My husband and I are in the process of a divorce. I have a credit card in my name only that has a a large amount of debt on it. In our divorce settlement he is accepting 80% of this debt responsibility (he knows it is his fault it is on there). What is the best way ... Read More »

Victory and Disappointment for the Debt World Today: Total Debt Falls While Harassment Complaints Rise

CNN Money’s recent article, “Debt collectors get nasty” showed some real insight into the current debt collection process in this country. They touched on information reported by the Federal Trade Commission, FTC, about the number of complaints of debt collector harassment issues on the rise. Apparently these debt collectors haven’t heard of a little thing called the “Fair Debt Collection ... Read More »

How to Be Financially Successful When You Graduate

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Congratulations! You’ve made it through the starving student years and now you’re ready to start a job and earn some real money. You’re probably thinking about all the things you’ll be able to buy, places you’ll go and things you’ll be able to do when those paychecks start rolling in. Not so fast. If you’re like all the people who ... Read More »

Plastic Power: Smart Strategies for Making the Most of Your Credit Cards

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At GetOutOfDebt.org, we help thousands of people with too much debt. So you probably figure we’d think credit cards are terrible, right? Wrong! Credit cards can be a great tool and can even save you money if you’re smart about how you use them. That doesn’t mean charging up a storm on things you can’t afford, or even using your ... Read More »

Credit Card or Debit Card: The Great Debate

Credit Card vs. Debit Cards A Side-by-Side Comparison

Having trouble getting approved for a credit card? Do you have bad credit? Maybe a debit card is the answer. Today, more and more banks and financial institutions are rushing to issue their customers debit cards. In fact, many of these companies routinely issue “enhanced” ATM cards that can also be used as debit cards to make purchases. This article ... Read More »

I’m Considering Letting Some of My Debt Go Delinquent. – Terrell

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Terrell “Dear Steve, 2 1/2 years ago my car broke and I made the mistake of charging car rentals to get back and forth to work on my credit card. A $1500 debt climbed to over $4000 within 2 months. Up until January of this year I was able to make the payments. At that point the payments climbed to ... Read More »

“How Do I Go About Making My Credit Score Better” – Antoine

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Antoine writes in to the Get Out of Debt Squirrel and asks: I don’t have credit card dept of any kind. I’ve never filed bankruptcy. I have bills on my credit report some of them I’m unaware of and the others are overdue bills. How do I go about solving the problem to get it off my credit report? How ... Read More »

Bailout Plan Wants to Push More Credit On Overloaded Consumers

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Bailout plan to perpetuate our house of cards Times Herald-Record, NY - 56 minutes ago By Christian Livermore The average client who seeks help at the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central New York has $47000 in credit card debt and ... Read More »

I’m $850 in Debt, in College, and Don’t Want to Tell My Parents. – Jessica

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“Dear Steve, I am a college student with 2 years left of undergraduate school and then one more year for grad school. I got a credit card last summer and was doing fine until school started. I couldn’t find a job so my bill racked up to around $850. I still am unable to find a job and I am ... Read More »

Credit Counseling Seen as Little Help in Bankruptcies

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Counseling seen as little help in bankruptcies Columbus Dispatch, OH - 4 hours ago Transferring credit-card debt to a card with a zero percent interest rate offer, for example, is nearly impossible for someone with delinquent payments. ... Read More »

West Virginia Wipes Out Credit Card Debt for 1451 Citizens – Consumer Affairs

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• West Virginia Wipes Out Credit Card Debt for 1451 Citizens Consumer Affairs - 2 hours ago As thousands of consumers discover each year, shady companies that promise to get rid of your credit card debt always fail to deliver. ... Read More »

Business Noticing Increase in Credit Card Purchases. Not a Good Sign.

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Business noticing increase in credit card purchases Bay News 9, FL - 1 hour ago Americans now owe an estimated $850 billion in credit card debt , which is four times as much as in 1990. Consumers aren't the only ones affected by the ... Read More »

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