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Watching Out for Sneaky Credit Card Traps to Avoid Debt, Bankruptcy

Most consumers rely on credit because they think it’s convenient – but the reality is that, for most folks, credit cards are anything but. Sure, when you can’t afford a purchase, plastic will help buy you time until payday. But when you make paying with credit cards a habit, you’ll ultimately pay the price. What… Read More »

Helping Your Adult Child with Debt – Without Compromising Your Own Finances

Young adults are drowning in debt – and often times, their parents are getting pulled in with them. The average 25- to 29-year-old carries more than $35,000 in debt, according to PNC Financial Services. And while the student debt crisis has been highly publicized as of late, it’s not the only source of overwhelming debt…. Read More »

Will my creditors stop harassing me when I file for bankruptcy in Chicago?

One of the biggest benefits of filing for bankruptcy in Chicago is freedom from creditor harassment. From the minute you file, your creditors are prohibited from contacting you about your debts thanks to a legal action called the automatic stay. That means no more letters in the mail, no more harassing phone calls at home… Read More »

4 Financial Tips for Young Adults Overloaded with Debt

Never has it been more expensive to be a young adult living in America. These days, the average 20-something is living paycheck to paycheck while dealing with massive debts in the form of student loans and credit cards. With a busy schedule that can include jobs, family and school, folks in their 20s frequently put… Read More »

How Will the Chicago Debt Crisis Affect Residents Struggling with Debts of Their Own?

It’s tough enough to struggle with your own debt – but what if you were also on the hook for your city’s massive financial troubles? That’s exactly the problem facing thousands of Chicago residents today. Despite its position as an economic powerhouse in the Midwest, the Windy City is in trouble. Decades of financial mismanagement… Read More »

4 Simple Tips for Paying Off Personal Debts or Eliminating Them Completely

Nobody plans on winding up with tens of thousands of dollars in debt – yet somehow, the majority of Americans do. Sometimes it stems from using credit cards to cover unaffordable expenses like home repairs or to pay the bills during a temporary unemployment. Other times it’s a result of expensive student loans. Perhaps the… Read More »