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Tips For Dealing with Debt Collectors

Things to know when a third-party debt collector contacts you

Here are tips and strategies to help you communicate effectively with debt collectors.

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3 Common Debt Relief Options For Entrepreneurs

You may feel trapped, but there are ways out

Too much debt can lead to serious financial trouble, especially if business owners are using…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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AAF Preview: Black Enterprise and Prudential Want You to Get Out of Debt

AAF panel set to help Blacks find their financial footing

Prudential and Black Enterprise are joining forces to bring attendees at this year’s African American…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How to Maximize Your GI Bill Housing Allowance

Identify which states give you the best 'bang for your buck'

As a veteran using your GI Bill, do you know which states give you the…

By Kandia Johnson

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Don’t Let Student Loan Debt Stress You Out

Three tips that will help you breathe

Our society tends to make debt a moral question, in many instances, equating a person’s…

By Stacey Tisdale

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When Your Marriage Dream Turns Into a Financial Nightmare

3 tips to help you when finances negatively impact your marriage

Three tips to help when finances negatively impact your marriage.

By Kenny Pugh

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For-Profit College Students Refuse to Pay Back Their Student Loans

Group asking Education Department to forgive their debt

Students who attended for-profit online schools now refuse to pay their student loans.

By Robin White Goode

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Women Gets Student Loan Debt Wiped Clean

26-year-old gets $54,000 of debt forgiven after sharing her heartfelt story

Rhea Shannon gets her student debt forgiven after sharing her heartfelt story.

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60s and beyond. Continue to work closely with your financial planner to make sure you are carefully managing your money.

Financial Literacy Month: What to Do if You or a Loved One is Retiring With Debt

Five tips that can lighten your load

Financial Literacy Month: What to do if you or a loved one is retiring…

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Screw College Debt

How to go to college without breaking the bank

Book review of Screw College Debt by a former student who saved money while earning…

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Money Made Easy: ‘Queen of Green’ Talks Eliminating Debt and Creating Cash Flow

LaShawne Holland: 'Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune'

Financial literacy advocate and money expert LaShawne Holland share her journey to help African Americans,…

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Consumer Tip: Get a Copy of Your Specialty Report

Your daily money bite

Thanks to a warning sent by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to specialty consumer reporting…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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CFPB Fights Student Debt Relief Scams

Bureau aims to put an end to underhanded practices

Some students seeking debt relief were lured into a sneaky scam.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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18% of Consumers Say They’ll Never Get out of Debt

Will you be in debt for the rest of your life?

Do you feel like you’ll be be paying off your mountain of debt forever?

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Three Things That Trigger a Hard Credit Inquiry

Tips for managing your credit

If your New Year’s resolution is to improve your credit, then you’re probably wondering which…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Your partner is a credit fugitive…but there may be hope: The phone rings constantly throughout the day and early evening and your partner refuses to answer.  Or worse, you’re constantly meeting your partner somewhere new because they frequently have a new residence. While financial expert, Harrine Freeman notes such warning signals, she says before rushing to judgment one should attempt to have an open and honest conversation about credit. “In 2010, FICO Inc. showed that 25.5% of consumers—about 43.4 million people—have a credit score of 599 or below,” she states. “Many people have bad credit so don’t jump to conclusions. Find out the whole story before making decision if you want to continue dating them.”

Americans’ Top Financial Priority is Bills

Many Americans' focus is catching up on bills

Americans’ number one money concern is bills or staying current with living expenses for the…

By Essence Gant

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Study: Student Debt and the Class of 2013

Students are attempting to dig themselves out of debt.

The Project on Student Debt at the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) released…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Man Who Dug His Way Out of $30,000 Debt Shares Advice

Four steps to getting back on the right financial track

Debt can slowly creep up on you until it suddenly gets out of control.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Infographic: What You Could Buy with the Nation’s Student Loan Debt

What could you purchase with $1 trillion?

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, total student loan debt is more than $1.2…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Seniors Struggle to Replace Pre-Retirement Income

Older Americans in 49 of 50 states have trouble making ends meet

Across the nation, those age 65 and older have a median annual income that is…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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