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The Credit Crunch Explained in Simple Terms

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How consumers see the credit crunch: “I’m screwed.” How creditors and banks see the credit crunch: “We’re screwed.” Read More »

A Simple Guide to Understanding How the Bankers Screwed Up and Got Us in This Credit Crisis

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My bankruptcy attorney friend sent me the link this the video below and said it was a great video to help explain the credit crisis. She was right. It is so nice to see clearly the relationship between the extremely poor decisions smart bankers made that have now trickled down to a foreclosed home near you. If you can’t see ... Read More »

Medical Debt Sending Many Over Financial Brink

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Since 1999, Keith and Deborah Krinsky of Magalia, Calif., have seen their health insurance deductible soar from $1,000 to $10,000. A combination of Keith’s chronic asthma and potential heart problems, Deborah’s connective tissue disorder and fallen arches, and their kids’ various scrapes and stumbles led them to amass a pile of credit card debt and forced them to refinance the ... Read More »

Humor: US Solves Credit Crisis, Credit Cards

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Humor: US Solves Credit Crisis, Credit Cards Gather.com, MA - 2 hours ago And with the average American owing more than $8000 in credit card debt , paying everything back is going to take a while. Fortunately, there are companies ... Read More »

Easy Come, Easy Go: Prosper.com Hits Regulatory Hurdle

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OK. Remember earlier this week when I posted a story about alternative lending? You remember. It was the upbeat story about peer-to-peer (p2p) lending -- and how this credit crisis is good for business (link here). That story was written by Economix, a blog at the New York Times. The blog pointed out that more traditional-looking borrowers were turning to p2p for funding needs during the credit Read More »

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