Credit card debt

NFCC Poll Suggests Consumers May Have Seven-Year Post-Recession Spending Itch

“Consumers exhibiting financial confidence is certainly a positive sign for the American economy. Having been cost-conscious since the beginning of the recession, consumers may now be experiencing the seven-year itch with a desire to begin spending again,” said Gail Cunningham, spokesperson for the NFCC.

Posted on Dec 04, 2014

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Pay a Friend to Stop You From Spending? It May Work

Struggling to avoid using your credit card? It may be time to think outside the box to get out of debt.

Posted on Dec 02, 2014

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Three Examples of Why You Should Check Your Credit Report

We see the commercials telling us to check our credit reports, but many people do not. Here are three examples of why we should take the time to get our reports.

Posted on Sep 15, 2014

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Eleven Last Minute Tips for a Great Garage Sale

Some quick advice on how to make your garage sale a winner.

Posted on Aug 29, 2014

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How Honest is that Credit Card Comparison Site

As you watch television, surf the Internet and flip through your favorite magazine, you will undoubtedly see companies advertising that they can show you the best deals in plastic - credit - for you to consider. There are a few reasons to hesitate from relying too much on information that looks like it’s coming from a neutral source. The main one is because the source might not be neutral at all.

Posted on Aug 27, 2014

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Wonderful Testimonial Note from a Client!

How do you know debt solutions are working? Notes like these.

Posted on Aug 25, 2014

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Debt, Depression and Real Answers To Reducing Stress

Sometimes it can be hard to determine what came first; financial problems or depression. However once the debt has become and issue it can increase the amount of hopelessness and anxiety people feel. The good news is, help is available.

Posted on Aug 18, 2014

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Time and Debt Repayment Still the Best Strategy for Increasing a Credit Score

Some of you might be rejoicing a bit because of news that the chief credit scoring outfit, FICO, is changing its rules about how it scores debtors. The main change is that the new system will draw a distinction between medical debt and regular debt. The other big change is the new system will disregard medical collection accounts if they are paid or settled.

Posted on Aug 13, 2014

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The Family That Budgets Together...Has a Plan for Their Future

In many families, one person is the designated financial planner. While it may help keep the rest of the family stress free, sharing the process and decisions can be helpful to all everyone. Here is how to get started in your family.

Posted on Aug 07, 2014

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Urban Institute Study Raises the Question of Why People are not Reaching Out for Financial Help

People may be hesitant to reach out for help due to misconceptions about financial counseling. Here are some of the false beliefs that consumers admitted in the 2014 NFCC Financial Literacy Survey

Posted on Jul 30, 2014

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