Manage Debt to Income Ratio and Your Debt

Manage Debt to Income Ratio You might be asking yourself “How do I manage my debt to income ratio?”  Understanding your debt to income ratio is extremely important in managing your debt. Unfortunately; however, many people fail to understand this very important concept and as a result their credit scores suffer. Regardless of whether you are currently considering taking out a loan or you are looking at ways in which you can pay off your current debt load it is imperative to always keep a Continue reading →

How to Stop Harassing Bill Collectors

Stop the Harassing Bill Collectors in Their Path Are you receiving calls from harassing bill collectors?  Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, also known as the FDCPA, debt collectors are prohibited from engaging in abusive behavior. While you may think they can get away with a lot, it’s good to know that you do have certain rights and can take specific steps to keep debt collectors from engaging in abusive behavior. First, it is important to realize that the Act does not actually cover Continue reading →

Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft Protecting yourself from identity theft is not something we thing about every day, until we are affected by identity theft.  We all know that identity theft is on the rise; however, you may not realize just how prevalent it actually is. According to statistics every 79 seconds someone becomes the victim of identity theft. In many instances identity theft isn’t petty business, either. When someone steals your identity it can mean having thousands of dollars in debt racked up in Continue reading →

Hidden Facts About Credit Card Companies

Credit Card Companies & Credit Card Debt Credit card debt is the most common contributor of debt for most people; however, very few people know exactly what credit card companies are allowed to do and not allowed to do when it comes to their credit. Understanding what boundaries credit card companies must abide by can help you to become one step closer to better managing your debt. First, it is important to understand that contrary to popular opinion credit card companies have the absolute right Continue reading →

Understanding A Debt Consolidation Loan

The facts for a debt consolidation loan Unfortunately, many people wait far later than they should to consolidate their debt and manage it. One of the main reasons for this is that some people perceive debt consolidation to be negative when in reality it actually provides a number of advantages. Like any other important financial decision; however, you should fully understand the advantages and disadvantages of consolidating your debt. First, understand that the process of consolidating your debt involves obtaining one loan to pay off Continue reading →

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Checklist – What you Need to Know

By having a chapter 7 bankruptcy checklist you’ll be able to make sure you’re prepared! Although it is becoming more difficult to file Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, it is still worth consideration in the event that you are possibly able to receive approval to file this type of bankruptcy. * Chapter 7 bankruptcy checklist below. * Many people operate under the false assumption that Chapter 7 is a better way to file bankruptcy than Chapter 13 because the court effectively wipes out their debts and they Continue reading →