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The Pros and Cons of Settling Your Debts

Monday, June 3, 2013

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Over the past four years we’ve unfortunately had to become familiar with the term, “short sale,” which is actually a settlement accepted by your mortgage lender. And while mortgage settlements have become a common practice over the past few years, the process of settling other debts, such as credit card debt and debts being worked […]

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Debt consolidation

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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When debt becomes overwhelming, consumers have several different options to deal with the situation. For some, bankruptcy is the only option when paying off the bills is impossible without legal assistance to get things under control. Unfortunately, this often reflects poorly on a credit report and it can be tough to get a loan or […]

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Protecting your identity from theft

Sunday, December 18, 2011

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Protecting your identity from theft

Shopping online has become a popular alternative for people looking to skip the lines and chaos that shopping in stores can bring, but for incautious consumers shopping online can lead to a whole new set of problems as many cybercriminals look to scam unsuspecting holiday shoppers. “Online shopping has become so popular that it now […]

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Power In Numbers: The Advantages of Community Shopping

Friday, August 6, 2010

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Power In Numbers: The Advantages of Community Shopping

Consumers are watching every penny in the current weak economy. Several new websites seek to capitalize on this bargain hunting, and they attempt to leverage the power of group purchasing. Individuals can band together on these sites in order to obtain deep discounts on everything from groceries to luxury vacation travel. Although there is not […]

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How To Deal With Collection Agencies

Saturday, July 31, 2010

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How To Deal With Collection Agencies

The current economy has caused many of us to fall behind on our bills, and in the worst scenarios a collection agency becomes involved. Consumers hit by a job lay off or unexpected medical expenses often have maintained stellar credit over the years, and they have no idea of how to deal with a collection […]

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