When it comes to dealing with debt and clearing your credit, what you don't know really can hurt you.
A new study indicates that patients between the ages of 20 and 34 are more than twice as likely to go bankrupt.
Can collection agencies come after you for debt that is years old? Yes, but what they can actually do is limited. However, a mistake on your part could be costly.
Post-bankruptcy, the collapsed bank wants bigger exit payments from them as it tries to maximize returns to creditors.
A former top drug adviser to the British government says a rampant cocaine culture within the banking industry spurred overly risky decisions.
If you're facing a massive amount of credit card debt and you're having difficulty paying even the minimum due, you do have options.
Uncertainty about the fate of their home translates to continuing mental anguish for many owners.
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