In a victory for consumers, this October it's going to be a lot tougher to be in the debt-settlement business.
Agency suggests states enact reforms to give consumers more protection in court proceedings brought by debt buyers.
Debtors' prisons may have been outlawed in the 1800s, but residents of some states are being arrested over unpaid bills.
The states with the highest bartender wages are Hawaii and Washington, followed by Vermont, Massachusetts and Utah.
Some people report improved health from money-saving tactics, but financial stress can make it harder to embrace healthy habits.
GAO investigation finds litany of abuses by companies that claim they can settle your debt for pennies on the dollar.
Some companies that offer to help you settle your credit card debt for less are not what they claim to be.
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