Will Debt Relief Make Things Worse? What Happens When You Do Not Complete a Debt Relief Program

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Too much debt and the struggle to maintain payments can prompt you to seek help from an agency offering debt relief. You might hope to lower monthly payments and receive forgiveness for a portion of what you owe. When it is a challenge to keep up with current obligations, the ...

How Debt Relief Programs Work?

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Owing more than you can afford creates a sense of desperation that can lead to poor decision-making. You need relief from high-interest debt but don’t know where to turn. Which program will help you lower monthly costs, while allowing you to take responsibility for the bills you owe? 3266

What Bankruptcy Can and Cannot Fix

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You owe creditors more money than you can afford to pay and need relief from the high monthly payments. However, not all options offer the same protection and benefits. And each has its own set of drawbacks. Before you decide to go the bankruptcy route, consider what it will and ...

The Downsides of Bankruptcy

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Filing bankruptcy is the option of last resort because of the adverse consequences. In many cases, other forms of debt relief allow you to get debt under control outside of bankruptcy. However, there are times when filing bankruptcy is the best solution because of the legal protections offered. Before deciding ...

Why Debts Can Remain After Bankruptcy

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The objective of the bankruptcy code is to offer relief from high debt payments while leaving you with enough resources for a fresh start. The process can wipe out debts without repaying lenders (Chapter 7) or require you to repay a portion of what you owe before qualifying for loan ...

What Happens If You Ignore Old Debts?

Posted Under: Blog, Debt Collection, Financial Education

Creditors have different responses to missed payments. Factors that impact what actions a creditor is likely to take include the following: The amount owed, your financial health, your state of residence, the presence of collateral, and the lender's policies. If your state limits collection remedies and you have a small ...

What Happens to Debt When You Die?

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Dealing with debt collection calls after the death of a loved one is the last thing you want. Yet, 73% of consumers have bills remaining when they pass away,with an average debt balance of $61,554. Existing debts could include a mortgage, car payment, credit cards, student loans, medical debts, or ...

Can You Qualify for Debt Forgiveness from a Creditor?

Posted Under: Blog, Credit Counseling, Financial Education

Debt forgiveness sounds like an excellent route when facing large amounts of high-interest debt that continuously keeps you poor. As a substitute to making the minimum payment on your credit card bills, you convince your lender to reduce what you owe so you can pay the debt off quicker. How ...

Debt Collection Dates That Matter

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The problem with debt is that it requires you to pay for yesterday's expenses with today's dollars, leaving you with less money for the things you need now. When debt balances escalate, it is common to run up more credit card debt to bridge the gap between your living expenses ...

7 Creative Ways to Wipe Out Credit Card Debt

Posted Under: Blog, Credit Cards, Debt Settlement

Today, using credit cards is as much a part of the American experience as baseball and apple pie. The trouble is that easy access, high carrying costs, low payment requirements, and interest compounding daily work against achieving a debt-free life. When you use credit for everyday purchases,bridge the gap between ...