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All posts by Steve Rhode

  • Lawyers Lose Licenses Over Debt Relief. Dangerous Waters For All.

    This has been a growing story over 2008 but I think it is a good example of the perils that consumers face when trying to get out of debt. We already have been ingrained to not trust...

    • Posted October 30, 2008
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  • Consumer spending accounts for two-thirds of US economy

    Consumer spending accounts for two-thirds of US economy Minnesota Public Radio, MN - 49 minutes ago It's now at its highest point in decades at nearly 71 percent and, perhaps not surprisingly, credit card debt has climbed along...

    • Posted October 30, 2008
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  • Is Debt Consolidation a Viable Debt Solution For Unsecured Debt?

    It seems like every day the question of debt consolidation comes up and I think it is starting to drive me a little crazy. Some where in the human DNA is a gene that makes people think...

    • Posted October 29, 2008
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  • Groups seek credit card debt forgiveness

    Groups seek credit card debt forgiveness BusinessWeek - 34 minutes ago issue around 80 percent of all US credit cards. Americans now are weighed down by around $900 billion in credit card debt , according to Federal...

    • Posted October 29, 2008
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  • Soon, Where You Shop Will Control Your Credit

    Information is already leaking out about the efforts of American Express to closely watch the places their card members shop at as an indication of credit problems. With mounting losses by credit card companies and an avalanche...

    • Posted October 29, 2008
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  • A Pledge And Promise I Work Hard Every Day to Keep: To Be Here For You When You Need Me

    Since my financial failure and bankruptcy I have never taken for granted the difficult and painful process of living through and surviving money troubles. I’ve walked in your shoes. I know what it feels like. I’ve felt...

    • Posted October 29, 2008
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  • Europe puts tight controls on £4bn bank offer

    Europe puts tight controls on £4bn bank offer Times Online, UK - 37 minutes ago At the same time the Prime Minister pledged to take action against companies that force people out of their homes for trivial amounts...

    • Posted October 29, 2008
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  • Consumers Feel the Next Crisis: It’s Credit Cards

    Indeed it is. If you're not in top shape for the credit card shakeout that's already taking place, there isn't much you'll be able to do about it. It's probably already too late. After years of flooding...

    • Posted October 29, 2008
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  • The Perfect Debt Assistance Program

    I can dream, can’t I? If I could get a wish for debtors it would be to wave a wand and implement this perfect debt assistance or debt relief program. Here is what the program would look...

    • Posted October 29, 2008
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  • Bad Economy Leads To Opportunity

    It’s nice to see our friends in Scotland able to put a smile and optimism on an otherwise depressing economic time. Here is an article from Edinburgh. Nobody said it would be easy. As the threat of...

    • Posted October 29, 2008
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  • Tina Says “My CPA is Under Investigation For Fraud”

    “Dear Steve, I am currently unemployed. I have approximately $20k in credit card debt. I have been contacted by the IRS that my CPA is under investigation for fraud and I have to refile my taxes from...

    • Posted October 29, 2008
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  • Value City. Gone.

    Our business strategy is quite simple. We fill our stores with a wide assortment of designer, department, discount and specialty store deals at prices substantially lower than competing department and discount stores. We use our buying expertise...

    • Posted October 29, 2008
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  • Credit cards face bad debt

    Credit cards face bad debt SunJournal.com, ME - 1 hour ago Asked in a recent TV interview if credit card debt would be "the next shoe to drop" for the banking industry, Lewis replied: "It, in some ways,...

    • Posted October 29, 2008
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  • Is Consolidating Debt the Way to Go? – American Chronicle

    Is Consolidating Debt the Way to Go? American Chronicle, CA - 21 minutes ago ... the debtor to discharge their debts by filing for payday loans in recent years, offering some contrast to the get-out-of-debt ads we´re bombarded...

    • Posted October 29, 2008
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  • Debt Counselors of America – What I Learned

    In 1994 I decided I would start a non-profit charity to help find good solutions for bad debt problems, all I really knew was that I wanted to help people. Almost every organization at the time was...

    • Posted October 28, 2008
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