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Debt Diet Part II: Is Debt Settlement for You?

This post is a follow up to "Debt Diet, Part I."Gerri Detweiler and Mary Reed are co-authors of "Debt Collection Answers: How to Use Debt Collection Laws to Protect Your Rights." They also answer debt questions at DebtCollectionAnswers.com. Debt...

Personal Account: Danielli, Part I

She has a good income, heinous debt, she's planning her wedding and—oops!—her fiancé just quit his job. DW reader Danielli wants off the financial rollercoaster, but how? Here the first installment in her new blog for us. My name is Danielli. I'm...

Debt Diet, Part I

Gerri Detweiler and Mary Reed are co-authors of "Debt Collection Answers: How to Use Debt Collection Laws to Protect Your Rights." They also answer debt questions at DebtCollectionAnswers.com. Just as the same old diet advice (eat less! exercise...

Ways to Avoid Foreclosure

Foreclosure rates are at an all-time high: nearly a million homeowners faced the big F in the third quarter of 2009 alone. Millions more are on the brink, because of epic job losses and plunging home values. If you're finding it hard to meet your...

When Bankruptcy is the Right Choice

Bankruptcy still has that whiff of shame and failure, but in some cases it's the best possible move under the circumstances. The question is: Which circumstances signal that declaring bankruptcy could be the smartest move for you? Personal...

A 401k No-No

Dear DailyWorth, I recently heard that a co-worker used some of his 401k money to pay off a credit card. I am 27, and have $11,000 in credit card debt. Should I do the same? ~ Katie M Dear Katie, GACK! NO. And here's why: It will cost you a...

Parties Too Pricey?

Dear DailyWorth, It seems like all of my friends are either getting married or having babies. While I love my friends, I can't afford all the parties and gifts that I'm expected to pay for! I am in debt and can't afford my own groceries let alone...

8 Ways to Cut Your Credit Card Debt

If you're overwhelmed by nausea every time you even think of using your credit card, you've probably been on the "charge it" carousel just a little too long. Time to get off. But can you possibly climb out of that sizable debt hole you've dug for...

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