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How Debt Management Plans Work vs. Debt Settlement Companies

Many people have never heard of a Debt Management Plan, but a lot have heard of Debt Settlement Companies. That’s because their ads are everywhere…they’re all over the radio and TV promising extremely low payments, that you’ll get rid of your

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Posted in Debt, Debt Counseling, Debt Management Plan, Scams

How to Pay Collection Debt

Like so many during the Great Recession, you lost your job and had to prioritize expenses.  Maybe you had to break a cable contract so you could manage the house payment, or you had to defer paying medical bills until

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Posted in Collection, Credit, Credit Report

Debt Conquering Strategies

So you have credit card debt. Or medical debt or even student loan debt. Or a combination! It could be a lot or a little. Maybe you are successfully making payments but the balances aren’t going down. Or it’s to the

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6 Myths About Credit Counseling

In the same way I try to avoid using clichés, many people avoid credit counseling like it’s the plague. They’ve heard from their friend whose sister’s uncle’s cousin got counseling and it trashed that person’s credit or they ended up in

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Posted in Debt Counseling, Debt Management Plan, Financial Counseling, LSS Financial Counseling

The Truth About Debt Settlement Companies

It’s no secret debt settlement companies have plagued a significant volume of financially strapped consumers over the past few years. It doesn’t help that television, radio, and internet sites continually run advertisements from unscrupulous, fly by night companies that lead

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