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Hardships Past Haunt Europe’s Search for Financial Safety

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Hardships Past Haunt Europe’s Search for Financial Safety New York Times, United States - 6 minutes ago Even when it comes to the British, who look more like Americans in terms of credit card debt and mortgage exposure, only about 20 percent of them have ... Read More »

    In this economy, layaway is in vogue

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    In this economy, layaway is in vogue Tampabay.com, FL - 2 hours ago Consumer credit is getting tighter at a time when rising joblessness, foreclosures and prices make it harder to pay off credit card debt . ... Read More »

      YOUR VIEW: Charles Merlis

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      YOUR VIEW: Charles Merlis Hartford Courant, United States - 2 hours ago Instead many people have used it to reduce their credit card debt on which they are paying confiscatory rates. Credit card debt has increased exponentially ... Read More »

        Americans losing sleep over financial crisis

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        Americans losing sleep over financial crisis Reuters - 32 minutes ago Of those, a third said their biggest worry was the cost of living, while another third cited their credit card debt . One in six said their biggest worry was ... 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 »

            Debt collection lawsuits increase in Wisconsin

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            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 do not include mortgage ... Read More »

              I’m Afraid I’m Going To Get Laid Off. How Will I Pay My Bills? What Will I Do?

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              “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 these stories about the pink slips that are coming. I’ve got bills and credit card debt to payoff and a wife and kids ... Read More »

                Robert Wrote “I Do Not Know Where To Start Other Than I Am in Debt”

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                “Dear Steve, I do not know where to start other that I’m in debt. I want to pay all of my credit card debt starting with my lowest and working my way to the last but I can not accomplish this while I’m paying everyone and can not make any headway. Can I just send something to the others and ... Read More »

                  Searching For a Debt Consolidation Loan or Credit Card Counseling Service

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                  When faced with credit card debt and suddenly looking for a credit card debt payoff it is not unusual for people to search out solutions they feel might be able to provide debt consolidation for bad credit. See if this sounds familiar, you wake up, in the middle of the night, worried about your debt problems. You know that the ... Read More »

                    John Had a Knee Operation And Says “I Can’t Pay My Bills”

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                    “Dear Steve, I had a knee operation will be out of work for 9 months I am $80,000 in credit card debt. My wife and I earn $4,300 a month and I pay out with mortgage and all my necessary bills, $3,800. I don’t have enough money to pay credit cards. John”   Dear John, I’m so sorry to hear ... Read More »

                      Pam Is Out Of Cash And Out Of Time

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                      “Dear Steve, I am no longer making ends meet. I have my daughters Sallie Mae $20,000 loan payments starting in one month, I can only afford to put little bits of gas in my car at a time, I have a $5,000 car loan and about $12,000 in credit cards. I have not bought anything that I did not need ... Read More »

                        Ed Is Scared But Courageous In The Face Of His Debt

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                        “Dear Steve, Let me start by saying it has been very hard for me to get to this point and ask for help. I hate that I am where I am financially (due to factors both within and not within in my control). I’m 45 years old and for most of my life used to stay very on top of ... Read More »

                          Sandra Is a Single Mother And Worried About Paying For College

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                          “Dear Steve, I am a 40-year old single mother of one and currently have $22K in credit card debt among 3 creditors: American Express $16K (9.99%), Home Depot $3K (12%), and Furniture Express $3K (zero interest and payment until March 2010). I have $35K in student loans (6.2%) with Wachovia who is also the holder of my employer sponsored 401K ... Read More »

                            Jax Is Looking to Refinance And Has Some Questions

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                            “Dear Steve, I need to refinance my home in Oct of 2009. My credit score is 669. I have a mortgage of $130,000, home equity loan of $34,000, a car loan of $4,000, & credit cards of $4,000. Some credit cards don’t have balances. Do I close these credit cards and extend my home equity loan to pay for my ... Read More »

                              Donald Writes In And Asks For Help “I’m Getting Behind on Bills!”

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                              “I’m starting to get behind on bills. I owe $180,000.00 total: two houses ($12,500.00 and $35,000.00 appraisal) $97,000.00 and $24,000.00 owed. A 2006 van, 2005 truck, 2006 motorcycle, $13,000.00 credit card debt, a 2004 450 4 wheeler, but I can pay only $1200.00 every two weeks. Any suggestions?” Donald, It sounds like you’ve had quite a good time over the ... Read More »

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