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Statistics Show Recession Recovery Is Slow

Although we are coming out of the recession, unfortunately many families are still struggling. Unemployment is still incredibly high, and bankruptcy filings and foreclosures have increased quite a bit ...
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Bankruptcy Rates Among the States

Between 2000-2004, New York was the state with the fewest number of bankruptcy filings. It was followed by Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Delaware, Massachusetts and North Carolina. Topping the ...
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U.S. Bankruptcy Filings Rise 20% in 2010

Everyone is aware that the United States has been in a recession. Unemployment has been high and spending has been low. New figures, however, make the recession even more scary. From June 2009 to June ...
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MGM Studios Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., also known as MGM Studios, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a federal court in Manhattan. The entertainment studio, which is famous for such movie classics as James ...
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6 Steps to Improve Your Credit Score

Are you on a quest for the perfect credit score? If you want an 800 score, the first step is to find out what your current score is. The editors of Money Magazine wrote an article for CNN.com ...
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How Does Bankruptcy Affect My Interest Rates?

It is an instant relief when after you file bankruptcy, the creditors' harassing phone calls stop but that stress is replaced by dealing with a severely damaged credit report that makes getting credit ...
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The Complete Guide to Cheap College Textbooks

It's that time again! Textbooks can be super-expensive. Statistics show that the cost of textbooks can be 20% of tuition cost each semester at an average university. CouponSherpa.com put together a ...
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Can I Use a Credit Card Before I File Bankruptcy?

We understand that the reason you are considering bankruptcy is most likely using your credit cards beyond your financial needs. Many times, debtors are forced to use their credit cards to pay for ...
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Watch Me Wednesday: Do Bounced Checks Affect My Credit Rating?

Matthew McKillen, eHow presenter, speaks about how bounced checks affect a person's credit rating by keeping local banks from lending money to the individual. Bounced checks may also lead to the debt ...
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5 Ways to Live Better Without Spending More

Most people want to be happy...and normally they think that you need to spend more to be happy. According to this blog post, there are 5 ways to live better without having to spend any more. Click ...
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How Can I Get a Credit Card When I Have Bad Credit?

Having bad credit won't necessarily prevent you from getting a credit card, but it can make it much more difficult. Here are some tips that will help you get a new card and start to build your credit ...
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Student Loan Debt Surpasses Credit Cards

According to June 2010 figures released by the Federal Reserve, Americans owe some $826.5 billion in revolving debt (most of which is credit cards) and $829.785 billion in student loan debts. The Wall ...
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My Spouse is Filing Bankruptcy. Is it Best to File Alone or Together?

This question is a difficult one to answer without knowing your entire financial situation, whether you are looking to file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, as well as what assets and debt you both have. ...
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Watch Me Wednesday: When to Give Your Child a Credit Card

Janet Bodnar, Deputy Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine is interviewed by Kevin McCormally, Kiplinger Editorial Director about when is the best time to give your child a credit card.
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5 Ways to Avoid Going to Jail Over Your Debt

Collection agencies are using extreme methods when going after debtors. They are now going through the court system to collect which gives you two options: show up and pay up or go to jail. First, the ...
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What can I do if my Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Confirmation is Denied?

If your Chapter 13 bankruptcy confirmation has been denied, there are several things you can do to you to increase your chances of a positive outcome at the next hearing. If the reason confirmation ...
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10 Expenses You Don’t Need

Kiplinger recently posted this article outlining 10 items that you don't need to pay for, or at least not as much as you are currently paying. Click here to read the full story. Are you struggling ...
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Can a Repossession Cost be a Tax Deduction?

There are no specific tax deductions when a lender repossesses your vehicle. Repossessions and foreclosures are handled, for tax purposes, just like any other financial gains or losses from a sale or ...
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Watch Me Wednesday: Extreme Couponers Get Groceries for (Almost) Free

In tough economic times, Treasure Philips began using coupons along with store sales to get groceries for free or extremely cheap. In a few simple steps, she shows how you can too.
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Not Enough Cash? Get Your Priorities Straight

In these hard economic times, it is often difficult to save money. But there are so many important things to save for like retirement, kids college funds and to pay off credit card debt. We came ...
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How Can I Calculate Disposable Income in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

First, determine your regular monthly income by taking an average of the last six months of pay. Add any other forms of income, including part time jobs or fixed income payments. You do not need to ...
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Secrets of Extreme Savers

Having a savings account is important not only for emergencies, but also for children's college funds and your retirement. You can put a lot more away then the average family without living a deprived ...
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Can My Bankruptcy Discharge Be Revoked?

It is possible for a discharge to be revoked under certain circumstances. For instance, a trustee, creditor, or the United States trustee may request that the court revoke the debtor's discharge in a ...
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Watch Me Wednesday: Does Using My Credit Card Online Make Me More Vulnerable to Identity Theft?

Robert Siciliano, Identity Theft Expert and CEO at IDTheftSecurity.com discusses online shopping and if it makes you more vulnerable to identity theft.
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New Law Forcing Credit Card Issuers to Play Fair

Consumers will see more relief this month as more provisions of the Credit Card Act (formally known as the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act) come into effect. The downside ...
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