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Keith Writes in And Wants To Know “Should I Consider Debt Consolidation For a Fee?”

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Keith “I have $30,000 in credit card debt plus $160,000 in home loans and business loans. Should I consider debt consolidation from a company that charges me a fee each month?” Keith, Excellent question and my answer may surprise you, Yes! Nonprofit credit counseling programs brag that many of them are free or at a low cost, but that comes ... Read More »

    Chanel Writes In “How Do I Find Out Who I Owe?”

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    Chanel wrote me at and had a debt question. If you have a question you can write me too! Chanel asked: “I have lots of small debts. I want to pay off my debts but don’t know how to find out who I owe.” Chanel, It is amazing how such a simple question can lead to such a complicated ... Read More »

      Bankruptcy Rates To Significantly Increase Next Spring From Ho-Ho-Ho Hangover

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      I just did an interview with the Christian Science Monitor and we were talking about holiday shopping. The question was if I thought people were going to significantly cut back on holiday shopping to live within their budgets. Sadly, I don’t think they will. Gift giving and shopping at this time of year are ingrained in our consumer DNA. While ... Read More »

        New Indian Middle Class Gets Caught In the Whirlwind of Revolving Credit

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        It's tough all over -- and not just in the United States. In India, where revolving credit is still relatively new, consumers are struggling under the weight of crushing consumer debt, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal this morning. But it's not just Indian consumers who are suffering. The banks that handed out this easy money are being hammered as well. Indeed, card companies that Read More »

          Despite What They Say This Is Not The End Of Subprime Loans

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          Over and over again through print or on the airwaves it is being said that bankers have learned their lesson from the current economic crisis and credit will no longer be extended to people in the subprime market. While we hope that banks have learned their lesson that bad things happen when you lend to people most likely to default, ... Read More »

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