Blog Posts in January, 2013

  • Youngsters have more credit card debt, lower payments

    Arizona readers may see many stories about the economy turning around and an improving job market. The truth of the matter, however, may be that the economy is still recovering and job security is still not guaranteed. Lower wages still strain many a pocket in these difficult times. As such, it is still important for people across the country to remain disciplined about spending. If debt becomes ...
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  • Foreclosed upon or not--the curse of the zombie title

    Arizona residents may have read zombie books and seen zombie movies, but they may have never heard of zombie titles. Spawned from the housing market crisis, this new phenomenon has meant American homeowners were liable for houses they didn't even know they still owned. In the last six years, more than 10 millions homes have been foreclosed upon. These numbers include fraudulent mortgages banks ...
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  • Disclose finances to spouse to avoid debt, bankruptcy

    When Arizona husbands mislead their wives about their spending habits, they may be hiding the fact that they spent excess money on entertainment, power tools, guns and sometimes cars. Today.com and Self.com discovered the astonishing fact that 37 percent of the approximately 23,000 men and women lie about money to their partner. In addition to this, 32 percent of women and 17 percent of men ...
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  • Fake debt collectors in scam targeted thousands

    Arizona residents struggling to make ends meet and pay their bills may be familiar with the abusive practices of debt collectors - continuous harassment through phone calls and often even threats of more to come. They may also be aware that filing forbankruptcy protection, whether it is Chapter 7 or 13, puts an end to creditor harassment. However, they may not be aware of the massive scam that ...
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  • Filing for bankruptcy for relief from inherited student debt

    With the difficult job market, some Arizona residents may have gone back to university to increase their skill set. However, they may be in the same boat as other college graduates who are not only finding it difficult to find a job these days, but are also struggling with their student loans. Whereas filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy can wipe out most bills and ease financial burdens for those ...
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