State by state bankruptcy statistics, 2005-2011 - CreditCards.com

State by state bankruptcy statistics, 2005-2011
Interactive map shows Chapter 7, Chapter 13 filings by state, jurisdiction
Susan Ladika/CreditCards.com

13 January 2012

Bankruptcy filings dropped a steep 12 percent in 2011, and while some experts attribute it to more cautious consumer spending and a decline in credit card debt, others say that we're just running out of people who can benefit from filing.

It's time to rebuild your credit score - Detroit Free Press

It's time to rebuild your credit score
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

5 January 2012

Getting out of debt is one of the more popular New Year's resolutions. And frankly, rebuilding credit should be at the top of the list in 2012. Too many credit scores took fairly big hits during the recession, as people paid bills late or not at all.

Keep stress, spending in check this holiday season - The Coloradoan (Fort Collins, CO)

Keep stress, spending in check this holiday season
Sara Gilbert/The Coloradoan (Fort Collins, CO)

19 November 2011

It is one week until the official start of the 2011 holiday shopping season. Retailers will be out of the chutes early this year with some stores opening on Thanksgiving or starting their Black Friday sales in the wee hours of Black Friday.

Stay out of debt this holiday season - KGWN-TV (Cheyenne, WY)

Stay out of debt this holiday season
KGWN-TV - CBS 5/Cheyenne, WY

17 November 2011

According to a study done by Accenture, 44 percent of all Americans will be shopping on Black Friday.  Many of which will accumulate debt that is difficult to pay off.  However, there are a few ways to stay out of debt when purchasing gifts this season.

Talk to the bank before you walk - The Fort Collins Coloradoan

Talk to the bank before you walk
Sara Gilbert/The Coloradoan (Fort Collins, CO)

5 November 2011

The October online poll conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling revealed only 3 percent of more than 2,400 respondents would continue using their current debit card as usual if a fee were imposed.

Michigan Couple Digs Out Of Debt - WWJ-AM (Detroit)

Michigan Couple Digs Out Of Debt
WWJ-AM 950 (CBS Radio/Detroit)

4 November 2011

JACKSON (WWJ) – A Jackson, Michigan couple will receive a special achievement award from the National Foundation of Credit Counseling after they swore off bankruptcy and paid off nearly a $100,000 debt on their own.

Sayville Business Owners Learn the Ropes at Library Event - Sayville (NY) Patch

Sayville Business Owners Learn the Ropes at Library Event
Amanda Erickson/Sayville (NY) Patch

12 October 2011

Pay your phone bill on time. Check your free personal credit score. Don't make mistakes on application forms These were some pieces of advice given out at the first of three workshops for small business owners, hosted at Sayville Library in conjunction with the Stony Brook Small Business Development Center.

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