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3 Ways to Make Your Tax Refund Stamp Out Bad Debt

Michael Lazar | Posted 11.25.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Bad debt... nobody wants it but many of us have it. Usually we are just stuck paying the piper because we don't have enough free funds to get rid of t...

Using Home Equity to Eradicate Bad Debt

Michael Lazar | Posted 11.23.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

The average American carries $15-$20k in bad debt, according to This can be from credit cards or merchant and store accounts. Basically, uns...

This Guy Gets How to Deal With Debt

Steve Rhode | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Steve Rhode

Bill Westrom just sent in an article to me to post on my site and it was so on track with what I have been trying to get across to people. I had to share it with you.

NC Senator Michael Lee Article Rattled Some Debt Collection Feathers

Steve Rhode | Posted 06.30.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

In North Carolina, it would be silly to buy a home or car without documentation and evidence the purchase is legitimate or know the identity of the property and have it well documented. So why does it not make logical sense to make sure purchased bad debt can be authoritatively documented as well?

NC Senator Michael Lee Might Be a Debt Collection Idiot

Steve Rhode | Posted 06.29.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

North Carolina is trying to pass legislation which will roll back protections for consumers who have bad debt purchased by debt buyers.

The People's Bailout of The People (VIDEO)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.15.2013 | Money
Dennis Trainor

Occupy Wall Street is getting ready to start literally making some debt disappear.

Catherine New

Occupiers' Next Move Is To Bail Out Consumers | Catherine New | Posted 11.12.2012 | Money

Occupy Wall Street movement supporters were outraged by the bank bailout. Now they want to start a bailout that people can actually get behind. Dub...

Have the 'Good Debt' vs. 'Bad Debt' Rules Changed?

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Money
Jason Alderman

Before the recession of 2008 overturned many long-held financial beliefs, it wasn't uncommon for people to differentiate between "good debt" and "bad debt." Today, it's time to re-examine the concept that, in certain cases, acquiring debt may still make sense.

Money Lessons From the Facebook Founder

Ike Ikokwu | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money
Ike Ikokwu

Why does a billionaire like Mark Zuckerberg need a mortgage on his home? Why doesn't he just pay it off with cash? Well that, my friends, is indeed the million dollar question. The answer though lies in the fact that Mark ascribes to my definition of being debt-free.

Want an FHA Loan? Resolve Bad Debts First | Posted 06.18.2012 | Money

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced a policy change in how they will treat mortgage loan applications for those whose credit histories contain unpaid collection accounts.

Hitting the Trifecta

David Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Epstein

The current administration has proven the folly of trying to make government work when you don't really believe in government to start with, when you think it's the problem, not the solution.

McCain's Social Security Plan Puts Americans at Risk

Ron Grande | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ron Grande

The current ups and downs in the market have revealed that a social security system with private accounts invested the way McCain suggests would be subject to any volatility in the markets.

The Mind-Boggling Trillion Dollar Bailout: A Q&A With Finance Writer Max Wolff

Zack Exley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zack Exley

"We just went from Free Fall to Free Lunch. It turns out free markets are the greatest system on earth, but only when they go up. Market discipline is for low-income people and homeowners."