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2 Reasons Interest Rates Will Rise & 2 Ways to Avoid Higher Rates

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Forecasting the future is always hard. Companies pay big bucks to economists in an effort to get an edge on what might happen in the financial markets. Sometimes they’re right. And, sometimes they’re wrong. But sometimes a review of relevant facts can shed light on what the future may bring. Or at least make it easier to predict a direction. ... Read More »

Couple Faces Serious Jail Time For Their $25 Million Nationwide Telemarketing Fraud Scam

Kara Singleton Adams, from Georgia, was found guilty last week on charges of wire fraud, conspiracy, and structuring financial transactions, relating to a $25 million nationwide telemarketing fraud scheme. Already convicted in this scheme are three co-defendants including Adams’ husband, Jason James Eyer, James Adolph Schoenholz, and Brittany Dunphy. All three pleaded guilty to related charges before Adams’ trial and ... Read More »

I Would Like to Consolidate My Debt, However I’m Having a Difficult Time Finding Someone Who Will – Laurie

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“Dear Steve, I am current of all of my debt. Do not have any past due debt. I do have about 25,000 in credit card debt and would like to consolidate, however am having a difficult time finding someone. Also, my main problem is that I have a Bank of America card fo 12,000 that they just raised my interest ... Read More »

How the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act Can Help You

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Service personnel experience financial difficulties that are unique and need special attention. Fortunately, there are special laws to help them cope and this article discusses their rights and protections under the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. §§ 501 et seq. What is the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act? The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act (“the ... Read More »

Should I Do Debt Consolidation or Debt Settlement? – Jimi

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Jimi “Dear Steve, I am $60,000 in credit card debt. The banks have lowered all my limits and raised all my interest rates astronomically. Is it better for my future credit to do Debt Consolidation or Debt Settlement? Thanks! Jimi” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of topics, for loads ... 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 »

Rebecca And Her Husband Are Struggling to Keep The Business Going

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“Dear Steve, My husband and I own our own business but have been struggling lately. I work a 9-5 job while he stays at home to run the business. We owe a lot of debt in credit cards from working to get the business up and going – and we’re just a few hundred dollars a month from breaking even. ... Read More »

Is It Legal For Bank of America to Raise My Interest Rates? – Lucy

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Lucy “Dear Steve, Have been advised about Bank of America raise in interest rates. I have never been late on a payment. Would like to be part of class action suit. Is this legal? Lucy” Don’t miss our free Get Out of Debt – “How To” Guide Series on a number of topics, for loads of practical advice, tips, and ... Read More »

I Am 60K in Credit Card Debt And They Are Raising My Interest Rates. – Teresa

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“Dear Steve, I am in 60k in credit card debt. All payments are current but am reaching the point where the payments could start slipping. I’m receiving notices from the credit card companies that terms are changing. With this kind of debt, I could be in real trouble soon. I need one payment and then cut up the credit cards. ... Read More »

I Carry Very High Balances On My Credit Cards. – Joyce

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Joyce “Dear Steve, I CARRY VERY HIGH BALANCES ON MY CREDIT CARDS,AND ALWAYS MAINTAIN TO PAY MORE THAN THE MINIMUM (NO LATE PAY EITHER). WITH A FEW BANK MERGERS, I’M RECEIVING A CHANGE OF RATE FROM FIXED TO VARIABLE APR..AND IF I DON’T AGREE CLOSE THE CARDS,WHICH IN TURN LOWERS MY CREDIT SCORE.I DON’T KNOW WHETHER TO AGREE OR JUST ... 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 »

Lower Your Car Payment. Skip It, Lower Your Interest Rate and Get Cash Back

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Here is a little financial tip that I’ve used in the past but I keep forgetting about. Refinancing an existing auto loan to lower interest rates and monthly payments. I just got an email that a client was instantly approved for an auto loan refi and that’s good news. You see when this particular person bought their car their credit ... Read More »

Collection Agent Trying Not to Use Violence

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A recent article in the Christian Science Monitor just exemplifies how different consumer debt rules are around the world. In some areas debt collectors can intimidate you and in other parts of the world they can come to your home and office and shame you, grab you or break in. The article is about debt problems in India and my ... Read More »

My Credit Card Companies Said They Can’t Help Even if They Got a Bailout. – Shaun

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Shaun “Dear Steve, Hubby and I bought our home in 2007, our credit was in pretty good condition. We had the same amount of credit cards as we do now, with the exception of 2. One each. Some are the same cards for both of us. We have about 13 or 14000 in just credit cards. My car will be ... Read More »

Bush Administration Rolls Out Wimpy Mortgage Assistance Plan

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The Bush administration today rolled out a plan to help homeowners in trouble with their mortgages. While proclaiming big help the plan does not go anywhere near far enough to help those in the most trouble. Homeowners 90 or more days late in their mortgage payments, owe at least 90% of their home’s current value, live in the home on ... Read More »

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