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Forgotten Regulations That You Can Use to Make Your Creditors Treat You Fairly

If you are concerned about the way credit card companies and other lenders do business, you will be pleased to discover a little known regulation enacted for your protection. Regulation Z, or the Truth in Lending Law, regulates certain credit card practices and helps you know the true cost of credit and achieve a fair …

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Rebecca And Her Husband Are Struggling to Keep The Business Going

“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 …

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I Am in a Debt Management Plan With Only $100 a Month to Spare. – Lynn

“Dear Steve, I have about 24000 in debt credit cards and loans. I was in a debt management plan about 5 months ago with a local company. I was off of work for a sort time. What I currently pay out now i have about $100 left each month to live on. If I decide …

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Trish Says “Credit Counselor Is Going Out of Business And I’m Late On Payments”

“Dear Steve, I have been enrolled with a consumer law center that was working with my creditors on my outstanding credit cards. I was late on payments up to 4 months. I was told today that the law center is closing without helping to pay off my creditors. I was making payments to them at …

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Complaints About Bill Collectors Rocket as Debt Collectors Get Tough

A story by CNN today makes my article on How to Hide From Debt Collection, the Debt Collector and Creditors even more timely. After several years in which Americans were buying stuff on credit they couldn’t afford, a rapidly increasing number are complaining about getting harassed and abused by bill collectors. Nearly 71,000 people filed …

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I’m Just Starting to Become Delinquent With Credit Cards And Going to File Bankruptcy. Should I Tell My Creditors? – Laura

“Dear Steve, I have recently hired a bankruptcy attorney and am in the process of making payments to him to file my case, which unfortunately he cannot do until I make the last payment. I should have this taken care of by May, 2009. I am now just starting to become delinquent with my credit …

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Jeff Asks About Trick To Boast Credit Score. “Will It Work?”

“Dear Steve, I have never heard anyone ask this question or any money experts suggest it: If my wife and I have many joint user credit cards and lots of debt, could it help our credit scores if we changed the status of our joint cards to just the primary user, thus showing each of …

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Do I Tell My Creditors I Am Going Bankrupt?

A question I am often asked is if people need to tell their creditors that they are going bankrupt. If you’ve already decided to go bankrupt and you’ve met with a bankruptcy attorney who will handle your case, then there is no harm in telling them, but why? Once you have made the decision to …

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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 of new bad credit card debt to come, creditors are looking for ways to identify potential high risk …

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