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Texas Attorney General Files Lawsuit against Debt Collector Encore

Encore Capital Group Inc has been sued by the state of Texas based on allegations that the debt collector was using deceptive and illegal tactics to collect debts from consumers. Texas Attorney ...
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Debt - A Way of Life for College Students in America

Through the past decade, debt has become increasingly common for college students throughout the U.S. According to FinAid.org, the amount of student loan debt among graduating college seniors averaged ...
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Mounting Student Loan Debt Weighs Heavily on College Graduates

For the first time last year, student loan debt actually outpaced credit card debt. It is estimated that student loan debt will top one trillion dollars this year. The increase in student loan debt ...
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Why even bother with overdraft protection?

Most consumers are relatively familiar with the concept of overdraft protection, and many have experienced firsthand the fees that may be incurred when one spends more than is in their checking ...
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Credit Scores and Mortgage Loans

It has become increasingly evident that a borrower's FICO score is one of the most important issues to be considered by financial institutions that underwrite mortgages. One's FICO score, or ...
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Unpaid Medical Bills and Your Credit Score

Medical debt presents may present a particular problem for consumers. This type of debt is significantly different than other types of debt that a consumer may need to deal with, such as credit card ...
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Brief Analysis of Credit Card Spending Over the 2010-2011 Holiday Season

At the beginning of March 2011, Experian released interesting data regarding credit card spending over the 2010-2011 holiday season. Though the average debt on credit cards decreased by 4% compared ...
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Consumers are Still Borrowing, but Less on Credit Cards

Consumers throughout the U.S. are borrowing again, but many are reluctant to borrow on credit cards. According to statistics from the Federal Reserve Board, the amount of outstanding credit card debt ...
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Debt Control Starts With Self-Control

If you are one of many Americans over your head in credit card debt, paying off your cards may be easier said than done. Some borrowers see paying down debt as denying themselves the things they want ...
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Can we take on the challenge of living within our means?

The recent recession has brought to light a key issue of concern: Americans' failure to live within their means. When the real estate market was on the rise, credit was all too easy to get and many ...
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Rebuilding Credit after Foreclosure

How long will it take your credit score to recover after foreclosure or a short sale? The answer to this question will vary depending on the unique circumstances of your financial situation. It ...
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Medical Credit Cards: Before You Sign Up, Weigh the Risks

The cost of health care is ever on the rise, and combined with the gaps in insurance coverage, many patients end up paying medical bills with credit cards. According to a report from McKinsey & ...
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March 2011 Job Report – Moving in the Right Direction

According to CNNMoney.com's latest monthly jobs report, the job market has continued to improve. March 2011 statistics indicate that the unemployment rate dropped down to the lowest percentage since ...
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New Student Loan Study Focuses on More Than Default Rates

A recent report by the Institute for Higher Education Policy has shed light on the burden that student loan borrowers face. The institute went further than other research by looking at students who ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Effects of the Credit Card Act

Credit card issuers have stopped many of the "deceptive" or "unfair" practices outlawed by the Credit Card Act that was recently signed. But are they engaging in others? We came across this blog post ...
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