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Lauren is Searching For Ways to Get Out Of Debt And Make Her Bad Credit Go Away

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“Dear Steve, If I find a consolidation company to help me pay my bills will my bad credit go away? Lauren”   Dear Lauren, It is usual for people to search for a magic wand that will make their debt go away without impacting their credit report. There really is no such solution, and here’s why. In order to help ... Read More »

    The 20 Greatest Myths About Credit and Debt

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    MYTH #1 My financial condition is so bad that my situation is hopeless. REALITY Although you may not be able to find the perfect solution, you probably have some choices about how to best resolve your situation. Open your mind and be realistic about your options. MYTH #2 If I don’t use credit, I’ll never have anything. REALITY If you ... Read More »

      Another ‘Extreme Makeover’ Home In Foreclosure

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      Back in August there was an Extreme Makeover home in Georgia facing foreclosure, now there is another. This time in Michigan. Extreme Makeover is a very interesting television show to watch. Who can’t be drawn into watching Ty Pennington and the nice looking makeover team roll up in their custom bus and then demolish the tattered home of a family ... Read More »

        The Ultimate Contractor Fantasy – Finding Hidden Money

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        A home improvement contractor cracked through the wall while doing a bathroom remodeling job to find $182,000 hidden there in during the great depression by a wealthy businessman of the day. But the story does not have such a happy ending. It turns out that the current homeowner, Amanda Reece, was having a bit of financial trouble and wanted to ... Read More »

          New Scam Aimed At Desperate Consumers Looking For Government Loan or Free Government Money

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          According to the Federal Reserve, con-artists have unleashed a new scam aimed at consumers in financial trouble or desperate for a loan. The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday alerted the public to instances of questionable solicitations directed at consumers. These solicitations promise consumers access to personal loans through a nonexistent Federal Reserve lending program. Under this fraudulent scheme, targeted individuals ... Read More »

            3 Percent Of Homes Have Utilities Now Disconnected

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            Another bleak sign that consumers are slipping. I hope people are not going to face as bad of a 2009 as it is looking but the reality is, they might. I’ve been talking about credit card companies closing down credit limits, consumers using their credit cards more to pay for routine expenses and holiday shopping being negatively impacted by credit ... Read More »

              Which Presidential Candidate Is Better For Debtors? Personal Finnance Bloggers Question of The Week.

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              This weeks personal finance brain trust question was: Which U.S. presidential candidate will most likely do more to help debtors and/or reform current bankruptcy regulations? Feel free to elaborate. WC – A 27-year-old writer living in Chicago and writing about personal finance through The Writer’s Coin. This question seems like a veiled attempt at asking “who are you voting for?” ... Read More »

                “Who Is Going To Help The American People To Get Out of Debt?”

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                I just saw someone searched for “Who Is Going To Help The American People To Get Out of Debt?” and landed here on the site. It might be tough for me to help all the people that are going to be in financial trouble all by myself, but I’m doing my best to help. But I can use your ... Read More »

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