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  • Debt collection lawsuits increase in Wisconsin

    Debt collection lawsuits increase in Wisconsin Chicago Tribune, United States - 4 hours ago Many were for failure to pay credit card debt . But the lawsuits also can include defaults on business, car and college loans. They...

    • Posted October 27, 2008
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  • How to be money-smart in tough times – from MoneySense magazine – CNW Group

    TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - When MoneySense magazine asked readers for financial success stories for its "How I Did It" contest, entries poured in. More than 300 readers wrote in and told amazing tales of how, through...

    • Posted October 27, 2008
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  • Slowdown nails contractors: Dozens of Idaho small business owners

    Slowdown nails contractors: Dozens of Idaho small business owners ... Idaho Business Review, United States - 2 hours ago Most of the rest of their liabilities consist of medical bills, a car loan and credit card debt ....

    • Posted October 27, 2008
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  • Credit crisis hits even people not late on bills

    Credit crisis hits even the diligent The Tennessean, TN - 1 hour ago He said Bank of America told him it was increasing the interest rate on one of his cards because he had too much credit card...

    • Posted October 26, 2008
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  • Living (too) Large?

    Living (too) large? Lancaster Newspapers, PA - 2 hours ago The average American household carries a credit card debt of more than $8000. According to The New York Times, as household debt has mounted, incomes have ...

    • Posted October 26, 2008
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  • Recent Debt and Foreclosure Videos I Think You Need to Watch

    A video about the most laid back realtor that specializes in dealing with bank owned foreclosure properties in Los Angles. The struggles of a real family falling behind and facing foreclosure. Their lender was unreasonable...

    • Posted October 25, 2008
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  • Where To Seek Debt Help

    What’s left over is what you have to work with in order to get out of debt . When you hear the term monthly bills, that doesn’t just mean the bills you get in the mail each...

    • Posted October 25, 2008
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  • Budgeting to Get Out of Debt

    ... more money it would solve all your financial problems? The problem is that those that are not good at managing money will always be in debt regardless of how much they make. Here are some...

    • Posted October 25, 2008
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  • Credit Repair Firms In Crosshairs of Federal Trade Commission

    Credit repair, or how to make your credit report lie, is not something you want to get involved with. It is much better for you to focus on dealing with a bad credit issue and resolve it,...

    • Posted October 24, 2008
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  • Even Porn Is Not Recession Proof. See What I Mean.

    Recent news out of Playboy Enterprises shows that a down economy hurts everyone. Playboy recently announced the elimination of 80 jobs and other cost savings measures in a hope to return to profitability. Memo from CEO Christie...

    • Posted October 24, 2008
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  • I’m Afraid I’m Going To Get Laid Off. How Will I Pay My Bills? What Will I Do?

    “Dear Steve, When I read the news I get so afraid that I will get laidoff. Business at work seems to be slow and I find myself surfing the internet more at work and reading more of...

    • Posted October 24, 2008
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  • 10 ways to protect yourself in financial crisis – Trentonian

    NEW YORK - Bank foreclosures. A volatile job market. The rollercoaster Dow. This may be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, but we can do more than wait for the federal government to bail us...

    • Posted October 24, 2008
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  • Wal-Mart de Mexico Plans 100,000 Credit Cards by Year-End — With Interest Rates of 59% to 75%

    Next time I hear someone complain about high interest rates on credit cards in the U.S., I'll be sure to pass this story along to them. Wal-Mart de Mexico, which is known as Walmex, plans to ramp...

    • Posted October 24, 2008
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  • In China, Pay Your Credit Card Bills or Get Hustled Off to The Bank

    In China, it's pay up ... or else Seattle Times, United States - 41 minutes ago Since then, he has pared his overall credit card debt to $2900. "I am so ashamed," Deng said. "I have no face...

    • Posted October 24, 2008
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  • I Couldn’t Help Myself, I Had to Look At The Local Foreclosures

    I just wrote an article about the really high foreclosure rates as reported by RealtyTrac. That really got me thinking about foreclosures in my area so I went to RealtyTrac to find my local foreclosures, and there...

    • Posted October 23, 2008
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