7 Bad Habits That Can Send You into Bankruptcy

September 17, 2010

(Guest post by In the first half of 2010, personal bankruptcy filings in the U.S. totaled 770,000+ people.  And, from June 2009 and June 2010, an astonishing 1.5 million bankruptcy cases were processed, a 20% rise from the previous year. Filing for bankruptcy is a difficult, emotionally draining process and a financial outcome that you should […]

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New Book: “Fighting Back Against Unfair Debt Collection Practices”

September 16, 2010

New book from FT Press helps consumers protect themselves against debt collecting lies and intimidation New York, NY – Twelve out of 100 people in the U.S. are falling behind on their bills, according to a survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.  These people are likely to get calls from professional debt collectors, […]

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Amex Mid-Year Financial Check-up: Consumers Keeping Debt in Check

July 29, 2010

Majority of Consumers Report No Increase in Debt Over Past Six Months According to American Express Spending & Saving Tracker NEW YORK – In a mid-year financial check up, three-quarters (75%) of Americans say their debt has not increased over the past six months and in fact more than a third (38%) say their debt […]

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BillShrink Study: 67% Americans Paying Down Credit Card Debt

July 13, 2010

BILLSHRINK STUDY SHOWS MAJORITY OF PEOPLE PAYING DOWN CREDIT CARD DEBT IN 2010 Cautious consumer spending and debt reduction persist as Americans continue to emerge from economic downturn Redwood City, CA – BillShrink (, the free personalized search engine that compares millions of products and services against an individual’s unique needs, announces a recent survey […]

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NFCC and AICCCA Join Forces to Offer Debt Resolution Tips

July 9, 2010

National Foundation for Credit Counseling and the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies Join Forces to Offer Debt Resolution Tips Some Debt Resolution Options May Be Too Good to Be True: NFCC and AICCCA Offer Consumer Tips on Evaluating Alternatives SILVER SPRING, MD—  When the bottom falls out financially, people need help and they […]

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New Mint Video: Climbing out of 856.6 Billion in Credit Debt

July 8, 2010

The total U.S. revolving debt (98 percent of which is made up of credit card debt) is  $852.6 billion. In response, Quest for Credit, an animated short about the perils of credit card debt was released by The video follows our hero as he finds himself in the land of the debtors thanks to […]

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NEW BOOK: “The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams”

July 6, 2010

Trent Hamm, author of the new book and founder of the popular website of the same name, The Simple Dollar, offers strategies and hope for creating a happy and debt free life New York, NY —The realities of our current economic status have led people to struggle with debt or the fear of encountering monetary […]

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