Here's how to find a credit counselor who will actually help rather than rip you off.
Have you tried to figure out how long you will live or how to support your family should you become incapacitated? These are among the questions that suggest you could use a pro.
Despite the myth that finance is a rational science, money is in fact all about emotion. Little wonder then that the field of financial therapy is growing.
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A Kansas couple, ages 57 and 68, had $120k worth of credit-card bills. Despite his illness, they did the honorable thing.
Overwhelmed by the enormity of your debt? The right credit counseling agency can help at little or no cost.
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